Sigelei found success with the original Fuchai and 213.
I quite enjoyed using the Fuchai 213, but there were a lot of issues many people had with it.
You can read more about these problems here.
With the release of the Fuchai 213 Plus it wouldn’t surprise me if you were a little dubious about getting it because of this.
The Plus looks pretty much the same as the original 213, but what sets it apart aesthetically is the addition of a color LED screen.
Has Sigelei learned from the mistakes on the previous model and make the necessary changes and improvements on the Plus?
Let’s take a closer look…
SIGELEI FUCHAI 213 PLUS
The Fuchai 213 Plus is a well made piece of vape tech.
Without batteries, it’s very solid and has a substantial heft to it. Add the two 18650s that power it, and you get a nicely weighted device.
The design is pretty much standard fare, with a colored LED screen on the side that displays the usual info such as voltage, temperature, wattage, and dual battery levels to monitor the health of each cell.
Two adjustment buttons can be found on top of the screen, while the firing button is situated on the side.
The battery door is well built and does not feel flimsy at all. Even without batteries, the door shuts well.
With batteries, you won’t find yourself forcing to close the doors, and opening it is a simple matter of sliding then pulling.
The Fuchai 213 Plus is able to put out a max power of 213 watts (hence the name), and while the typical vaper won’t ever need that much power, the option is there.
Temperature control has performed well in early testing, and as far as I can tell, it’s very accurate.
Does this mean that the problem’s been fixed? Not necessarily, only time will tell. But as it stands, I can’t fault it.
I should also point out that I don’t use TC mode that often, so my testing of TC is usually very limited.
Due to the issues on the previous model, I will test this one vigorously and update this review if I find any issues.
The 510 pin sits on the top of the device, and the width of the mod ensures you can fit atomizers up to 25mm without overhang.
All atomizers I used so far sit flush without any gaps between the atty and mod.
- 1 x Sigelei Fuchai 213W Plus
- 1 x Sigelei S-31 Tank (0.5Ω Coil Pre-Installed)
- 1 x Replacement 0.5Ω Coil
- 1 x Silicone Sleeve
- 2 x Sigelei Batteries (2500mAh 18650 Cell)
- 1 x Micro USB Cable
- 1 x User Manual
- 1 x Warranty Card
- 1 x Security Code Card
FUCHAI 213 PLUS SPECS
- Aluminum Alloy Construction
- Dimensions: 88*44*29mm
- 0.91 Inch RGB Display
- Wattage Range: 10W – 223W
- Temperature Range: 200°F – 570°F / 100°C – 300°C
- Resistance Range: 0.1Ω – 3.0Ω
- Input Voltage: 6.4V – 8.4V
- Output Voltage: 1.0V – 7.5V
- Output Max Current: 35A
- Firing Modes: VW, TC (SS, Ti, Ni)
- Requires (2) 18650 Batteries
- Spring Loaded 510 Pin
- Battery Door Panel
- Ergonomic Design
- Redesigned User Interface
While I tend to use my Noisy Cricket II more often, whenever I use the Fuchai 213 Plus, I feel more… secure. If that makes sense.
The NCII is a simple mod, one that requires very little fiddling, so compared to the Fuchai 213 Plus, I feel I get a more customised vape experience.
The Fuchai Plus allows me to fine tune my wattage and/or temperature, just like any other advanced mod out there.
When it works, it works extremely well.
WHAT TO WATCH OUT FOR
My Fuchai 213 Plus has had it’s fair share of small problems, I’m afraid to say.
There have been instances where I get misfires, which is reminiscent of the previous model.
On top of this, if my tank leaks, which some of them do, I’ve had a few problems with e-liquid seeping into the mod around the battery.
A few weeks ago, while I was using the Plus heavily, I noticed some e-juice slathered on the bottom side of the mod. At
At first, I thought the juice leaked from the tank and dripped down to the side, but as I inspected the Plus more and opened the battery door, I could see the liquid collecting on the inside of the door.
I removed the battery and there was e-liquid all over the top end of the battery compartment. I also notice some e-liquid leaking from the small gap on the near the bottom of the mod.
I cleaned the excess e-liquid from the battery compartment, and after making sure no e-liquid was left anywhere everything seemed to be functioning fine with the mod.
I changed the atomizer to one that didn’t leak and everything seemed to be working okay, but there was some battery unbalancing issues.
The leaks seemed to have caused battery issues wherein one of the battery compartments reads the battery level as lower than the actual remaining charge.
While the mod still works, the uneven battery levels tend to give you shorter vape times since the Plus doesn’t allow you to fire when the battery levels are unbalanced.
E-liquid shouldn’t be able to easily enter and build up inside the mod and cause these issues.
And yes, it’s fair to say that tanks shouldn’t leak either, but the fact is many of them do, especially if they’re left sitting for lengthy periods of time unused.
My Fuchai 213 Plus now sits unused, which is a shame as it really is a nice mod while it’s in good working order.
- Occasional Misfires – While the misfires don’t happen often, it does happen and it can be irritating at times.
- Leakage – The 510 pin leaks ejuice into the mod itself, causing havoc with the electronics. This may seem like a small issue, but the effects can cause major damage. I stopped using the Fuchai 213 Plus because of this.
- Ergonomics – Despite being a dual 18650 mod, the Fuchai 213 Plus handles very well and doesn’t feel too bulky in the hands.
- Screen – The colored screen is a joy to look at and displays all info clearly and legibly.
- Performance – When the Plus works, it works well. Whether in VW or TC mode, the Plus can hang with the other heavy hitters.
SHOULD YOU GET THE FUCHAI 213 PLUS?
The Fuchai 213 Plus is an ergonomic and highly capable mod, and I do think a lot of the problems from the previous model have been addressed.
I’d just recommend using a tank that you know does not leak just in case this is a design flaw – something I can’t confirm at this stage.
Most other customer reviews of the 213 Plus have been positive, but I’m sad to say that I won’t be using mine again anytime soon.