The Eleaf iStick T80 Kit consists of a Mod (iStick T80) not very recent but always current thanks to some interesting features such as; an elegant design, good finishes, affordable cost, good ergonomics and a large 3000 mAh built-in battery.
Eleaf to update its Kit has combined with the Mod its interpretation of a magnetic circular tank (GTL Pod Tank ) which is perfectly compatible with the VooPoo PnP and TPP PCTG tanks.
The cardboard box with which the kit arrives bears on the front; the name of the kit, the manufacturer's brand, the image of the kit and some features in the form of an icon
On the back they are listed; the contents of the package, the specifications, the color of choice, the addresses of the manufacturer and the service department as well as logos/trademarks required by law.
On the sides of the package we find; the QR-Code, the Scratch & Check and the Eleaf social contacts.
1 * iStick T80 Mod
1 * Pod / Tank GTL (
4.5ml ) 1 * Kanthal Coil GTL 0.4Ω (20-30W)
1 * Kanthal Coil GTL 0.8Ω (12-18W)
1 * USB cable type C.
2 * User manual
1 * warranty card
Technical features declared:
Kit size: 36 * 28 * 129mm
Mod weight:: 120g
Battery capacity: 3000mAh
Pod capacity:4.5ml Adjustable power: 1-80W.
Charging current: 5V / 2A
Resistance range: 0.05-3Ω
Tank compatible with: GTL series's Coil
Charging type: USB-C.
The Kit is available in the following colors:
Gunmetal, Gradient Red, Gradient Aqua.
From April 2019 I own the first iStick Rim which for characteristics I identify as the progenitor of this Mod, during these two years iStick Rim has been used almost daily by my partner without ever having given any problems, the paint is still as new and the circuit still works great.
So I welcome this new Eleaf iStick T80 Mod with "Gradient Red" coloring. Compared to the progenitor (iStick Rim) the light construction materials, the easy handling and the great autonomy of 3,000mAh of the integrated cell have remained unchanged.
The first visual differences I noticed are; a more oval-shaped factor form compared to the previous one, the different arrangement of the USB-C charging port that allows charging in an upright position and a larger display.
Eleaf "to be fashionable" could not give up proposing its version of the circular tank, so Kit did it by shamelessly copying VooPoo.
The great news is that VooPoo's two TPP and PnP tanks are perfectly compatible with Eleaf's Adjustable AFC Deck!
This feature doesn't bother me at all and I think many of you will really appreciate it.
The screen made of plastic houses a good-sized display, the fire button, the Up / Down adjustment buttons and the USB type-C port for charging.
The Display is bright in "home" light conditions while in sunlight it becomes difficult to read. The Display shows all the information useful for Vaping; charge level of the cell, Volt, Ohm , total number of puffs, selected mode, power and duration of the last puff.
The more oval handle compared to Rim-C increases the general ergonomics of this Mod.
I really like the red to black gradient color, the black matches the PCTG tank and the plastic of the screen, while the red part makes the Mod lively and highlights the white identification lettering on the side panels.
The cup is in a slightly off-center position is attached to the mod via two torx screws and houses a spring loaded gold / plated pin . Atomizers with a maximum diameter of up to 26mm find a good welcome.
On the bottom are present; the brand, the logo and six small holes for venting the integrated cell in case of problems.
GTL Pod Tank 25mm:
As I said it is a clone of the VooPoo PnP tank for better or for worse, the "bad" consists of the non-replaceable drip-tip, while the "good" consists of the same positive characteristics: PCTG Tank ad wide transparency, convenient bottom refill with generous 3.8mm hole and capacity up to 4.5ml. The coils are not compatible with those of VooPoo but maintain the same connection mode.
Eleaf's base with adjustable AFC like that of VooPoo has a knurled adjustment ring, but it has some better features than VooPoo, in fact this ring is equipped with limit switches and double DL and MTL adjustment , in fact 5 small opposing holes have been added for MTL vaping , great news.
The 25mm GTL Pod Tank due to its great AFC design might be perfect for MTL too, but the very large drip-tip makes it more suitable for RDL / DL vaping like VooPoo's PnP Tank.
Eleaf in this kit includes two different types of Coil both made of Kanthal, the Coil GTL 0.4Ω (20-30W) is suitable for a type of SVAPO RDL or MTL very large the other Coil GTL 0,8Ω (12 -18W) is suitable for MTL / RDL.
For a restricted MTL type vape with the 2ml GTL Pod Tank a third option is available that can be purchased separately; Kanthal Coil GTL 1,2Ω (07-13W).
- Power on / off: Press the Fire button 5 times
- Display lock / unlock: Press Up / Down together
- Vape mode selection: Press the Fire button 3 times, press +/- to choose a mode among Wattage ( VW ), Bypass, TC Ni, TC -I, TC -SS316,
TCR-M1, TCR and TCR-M2-M3.
- In Wattage mode ( VW ), you can adjust the power by 0.1W at a time from 1 to 80W.
- In TC mode (Ni, Ti, SS, TCR-M1 / M2 / M3), first press the power button 4 times in quick succession and then press the +/- button to adjust the power.
- Temperature adjustment: in TC mode (Ni, Ti, SS , TCR-M1 / M2 / M3), you can press the +/- buttons to increase/decrease the temperature value.
- Main menu:
Press the FIre / Up buttons simultaneously to enter the menu, here you can lock/unlock the coil in TC mode, activate/deactivate the stealth mode, check the firmware version, check the battery status, activate/deactivate the function preheat in Wattage mode (WW), set the TCR value in TCR mode (M1 / M2 / M3) by simply pressing the +/- button to move or adjust and press the Fire button once to confirm your choice.
You can also reset the Puff / Time counter to zero by first navigating to the Puff / Time submenu and then holding down the + button.
After completing the settings, you can move to the EXIT icon and press the Fire button to confirm and return to the main interface.
Notifications and protections:
- Resistance range: 0.05-3Ω
- Overcharge protection
- Cut Off 10s; The output stops automatically.
- Short circuit protection: When a short circuit occurs, the screen displays "Atomizer Short".
- Low voltage protection: When the voltage of the device is less than 3.3V, the device will not turn on. Charge your device to wake it up.
While writing this text I briefly compared this Mod with a very similar one I have owned for 2 years (iStick Rim). In fact, the iStick Rim has proved to be robust and effective enough to be still like new after fairly intense use, this leads me to think that iStick T80 is a worthy alternative of similar size and weight, but with some changes that have made it more usable.
Eleaf iStick T80 offers many modes of vaping and regulation, the circuit as precision and delivery I think it is in the average of this type of products with an affordable price, not very precise but not even busted.
The Mod near the full charge (4V) shows the cell icon flashing, but to get the full charge (4.2V) you have to wait for the display to turn off completely.
The battery works in a range that goes from 4.2V to 3.3V, at 3.5V the charge indicator starts flashing with a slight decrease in performance, at the end of the charge (about 3.3V) the Mod turns off, so you need to recharge.
* A full cycle of recharging the 3,000mAh battery lasts about 90 minutes, at 20W I managed to do 506 Puff.
The new GTL Pod Tank system as I have already anticipated has a cartridge that is the photocopy of those of VooPoo (PnP Tank ) compatible with the VooPoo deck, so both the PnP and the recent TPP tank of VooPoo are compatible with the Eleaf deck.
The Eleaf AFC system offers higher quality and adjustment possibilities than the VooPoo one, however, the coils are not interchangeable and the GTL Coil range is not as complete for the DL vape.
The Kanthal Coil GTL 0.4Ω (20-30W) if used at 25W has a decent aromatic yield in combination with a not too open AFC adjustment, surprisingly at 20W, it has an equally decent MTL yield in combination with the adjustment with holes ( MTL ).
The other Coil GTL 0,8Ω (12-18W) is suitable for MTL / RDL and in combination with a restricted AFC regulation it behaves as an aromatic yield in an excellent way, the fussiest will find the Drip-Tip unsuitable for I use MTL because it is too wide, in this regard Eleaf ran for cover by building a 2ml GTL Tank with Drip-Tip of adequate size to be purchased separately.
Perhaps Eleaf could simplify things by designing a single tank with a replaceable Drip-Tip.
Surely this Mod is not very recent, however, the renewed Tank system offers different combination possibilities, so ultimately I would recommend this Kit with an integrated battery for those who want to start or for those looking for a good cheap, reliable replacement, with good finishes and with more than decent MTL and RDL performance.