Small mods have been coming out of the woodwork recently, with most having the “mini” or “nano” tag in case you don’t notice its size. While some have been gimmicky at best, others are truly remarkable.
The Tesla Nano 60W TC Mod is one of those small mods vying for a place in vapers’ hearts, but does it capture it?
PACKAGING & DESIGN
The Tesla Nano comes in a pretty cool plastic box reminiscent of an Apple product.
The mod is held into place by a 510 plastic screw. It’s pretty neat. Inside, aside from the mod, you also get a USB charging cable and a user manual.
The mod itself is built solid and quite hefty. The slightly angled fire button is clicky while the body has rounded corners for a more comfortable grip.
On the same side as the fire button, you’ll find the adjustment buttons and OLED display. The battery venting holes and micro USB charging port sit on the bottom of the MOD.
Having the USB on the bottom is something I’m kinda nit picky about. I’m not a fan of a USB port on the bottom because it means I have to remove my tank and lay the MOD down in order to charge. While it’s not ideal, it’s not a deal breaker for me if the everything else exceeds my expectations.
Overall, the Tesla Nano is built well and conveys a feeling of quality. The only other design flaw I didn’t like is the paint job. It peels off easily when screwing on atomizers. Again, not a deal breaker, but it does look tacky without a tank now.
Let’s see what functions this thing has…
- 1 x Tesla Nano 60W TC
- 1 x Tesla USB Cable
- 1 x User Manual
- 1 x crystal package
- Available Colors: Black, Blue & Stainless Steel
- Material: Zinc Alloy
- Dimension: 70*52*25mm
- Battery: Two Inner Li-po
- Capacity: 3600mAh
- Max Output Voltage: 8V
- Max Output Current: 24.5A
- Resistance Range: 0.1-3.5ohm for VW mode 0.05-1.0ohm for Ti/Ni200
- Temperature Range: 100-300℃/200-600℉
Okay, so we know this device is small. As small as it is, I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised with what it can do.
The Tesla Nano has a variable wattage range from 7 to 60 watts, and the temperature control range is 100C to 300C (200F to 600F). Not bad.
If you’d like to read more about temperature control, check out this guide.
The temperature control supports nickel 200 and titanium coils, but not stainless steel. The cool thing is, the Nano automatically detects the coil used in TC mode.
There’s the usual 5-click power button on/off function, while TC mode can be accessed by turning the device off first, then pressing both adjustment buttons at the same time.
Like bigger devices, the Nano can also lock wattage to prevent accidental changes while stowed in your purse or pocket. This can be activated by pressing the fire and down button simultaneously. Press both again to unlock.
The mod can handle coils with a resistance as low as 0.1 ohm to 3.5 ohms in VW mode, while TC mode can handle 0.05 ohms to 1 ohm.
There is also a bypass function which essentially turns the mod into a mechanical mod. This can be accessed by setting the wattage up to 60 watts, then with an extra press of the up button, you are taken into “Mecha” mode. Press the down button to go back to VW mode.
Safety, especially battery safety, is always a concern, and Tesla does its part by including short circuit protection, low voltage protection, and over puff protection.
The OLED screen is larger than usual and displays the battery level, current resistance, voltage, and wattage. In TC mode, the temperature is displayed instead of the wattage.
The screen is bright enough for use under the sun, and while not as jam packed as other mods, the information displayed is enough to let you know what’s going on with your mod.
The Nano has a massive 3600 mAh battery, which is good enough for a day’s use if you are a moderate vaper. However, if you vape at 50 watts and above, don’t expect battery life to last until evening.
Charging is done via the USB port at the bottom, which means you’ll have to lay the mod down on its side. There is no passthrough capabilities, which means you can’t vape while charging.
Fortunately, charging is pretty fast for a large capacity battery.
- USB port on the bottom – Charging means you’ll have to lay the mod to its side, increasing the chances of tank and atomizer leaks unless you remove them first
- Fire button play – There is some play to the fire button. It would have been nice if this was as solid as the body itself
- No pass-through charging – You can’t vape while charging, which can be a hassle
- Battery doesn’t last all day above 50W – For heavy vapers, a spare mod is needed or else you’ll find yourself charging in the middle of the day without anything to vape on
- Paint loss – When screwing atomizers, the paint peels away, ruining the overall aesthetic
- No SS option in TC – You can’t use stainless steel coils in TC mode, limiting your options
- Compact – The size makes the Nano easy to transport, fitting even small pockets
- Design – The angled, clicky button and the rounded corners make the Nano easy to hold and use
- Wattage lock – Once you set your power, you can lock it, and vape undisturbed. No more accidental presses of the adjustment buttons
- Auto coil detection – If you use kanthal wire the mod stays in VW mode, but once you use nickel or titanium, the mod detects it and automatically shifts to TC mode
- Good weight – The weight give you a feeling of durability, and you just know this mod will survive a fair share of bumps and falls
SHOULD YOU GET THE TELSA NANO?
The Tesla Nano 60W Mod is a solidly built mod that feels substantial in the hand. Its simple interface and straightforward usage is perfect for beginners.
However, the lack of passthrough capabilities, especially in a mod with built-in batteries can be a deal breaker. More experienced vapers might also find 60 watts lacking.
In all, the Tesla Nano is a great beginner device, but for advanced users, a decent backup at best.