Maxus 100W Kit by Freemax
Maxus 100W Kit by Freemax.
Comprising of the Maxus 100w mod and the Fireluke 3 tank, the Maxus could be the new sub ohm kit you've been looking for. Powered by a single 18650/20700 battery, this kit is a full on pocket rocket.
An OLED display screen shows all your vital vaping information including wattage, puff count and battery life. Maxus 100W Kit is capable of various modes including variable wattage, temperature control and bypass mode. Paired with the Fireluke 3 tank (an upgrade from the Fireluke 2) This kit ticks all the right boxes. A choice of five coil options and upgraded leak proof technology makes Fireluke 3 a winner. Fireluke 3 tank is also cross compatible with previous Fireluke coils.
Various protections keep you safe including
- Low Resistance Protection
- Open Circuit Protection
- Short Circuit Protection
- High Temperature Protection
- Low Voltage Protection
- Over Charge Protection
- 10 Second Cut Off
- Output Voltage 0.7-7.5V
- Output Mode - Power/VPC/Bypass/TC-TI/TC-SS/TC-NI/TCR
- Battery - 21700/20700/18650
- Output wattage - 5-100W/100-315c/200-600f
- Resistance Range - 0.1-3ohms
Hello everybody, Josh here with the in-depth review of the Freemax Maxus 100W kit which is the slimmer single battery version of the Maxus 200W. In addition and most importantly, we'll also be fully reviewing the staple of the kit, the Fireluke 3 Sub Ohm tank!
The Fireluke 3 tank is the third in an ever increasing series from Freemax, first there was the 'Fireluke Mesh' with the 'Fireluke 2' following but now we have this awesome new release by Freemax, the Fireluke 3 Sub Ohm Tank.
What's in the box:
- 1x Freemax Maxus 100W Mod
- 1x 18650 Battery Adaptor
- 1x Fireluke 3 Tank
- 1x X2 904l SS Mesh Coil 0.2ohm
- 1x X1 904l SS Mesh Coil 0.15ohm
- 1x Spare Glass
- 1x Spare O-ring
- 1x Type-C USB Cable
- 1x User Manual
Capacity – 2ml (TPD Compliant)
Coil Resistance – SS904L X2 Coil (0.2ohm) & SS904L X1 Coil (0.15ohm)
Output Wattage – 5W - 100W
Temperature Range - 200-600°F / 100-315°C
User Modes - Variable Wattage, TC (Ni, Ti, SS), TCR, Bypass, VPC (Curve)
Dimensions – 134.5mm x 27.9mm x 37.5mm (Including Tank)
Weight - 269.53g
Power - 18650, 20700 or 21700
Display - Monochrome OLED Screen
Thread - 510
Drip Tip - 810
On first unboxing the Maxus 100W kit you can tell the build quality is definitely there. The device feels very sturdy yet compact with its 269.5g weight behind it. Although the device isn't the most ergonomic sub-ohm kit I've held, it's up there with Geekvape devices for it's strong build. Regarding strength and robustness, the buttons on this device are something that I really do like, they feel extremely strong and require a heavier than normal pressure to click them which is something I'm sure would require a lot to do accidentally. All three buttons on the device have a very appealing clicky feel once pressed and the brushed finish ensures your fingers do not slip.
Aesthetically, the non-matching resin panel is definitely out there! I personally think this will be deciding point for people regarding the Maxus 100W device. I personally really like the Black-Red colour, the one I'm reviewing although I would have preferred solid basic colours. Talking of the resin panel, this is also removable to reveal the battery compartment. This panel is held on very securely with two strong magnets located on the top and bottom of the panel.
Moving further into the battery section of the Maxus 100W, there are some amazing perks... The device features 'SmartLoad' technology for full battery polarity, this means that it doesn't matter which way the battery is inserted as the Maxus 100W will automatically alter! In addition, Freemax have included an 18650 battery connector which means the device takes the full spectrum of rechargeable batteries including 18650, 20700 and 21700. The battery connector works alongside the SmartLoad technology meaning it doesn't matter which way you input your battery across the board.
Although the maximum 100W is selectable on all batteries inserted, it's always important to check your battery output to ensure you do not over drain your battery!.. Especially if using and 18650 battery.
As it now seems the industry norm, the Maxus 100W has implemented USB-C charging, which for a single battery mod is definitely something great to see as it will obviously not last as long in comparison to dual battery devices. Which means that you now have full choice between changing your battery or charging directly through USB-C.
Another area that Freemax have created perfectly is the latest OLED screen on the Maxus 100W. The layout creates a very easy to follow navigation whilst also showing clear and clean readouts across the board. It would have been nice to have brightness adjustment but all these amazing benefits do already come on a single battery device!
Overall it's clear to see that Freemax have really created a solid and sturdy single battery sub-ohm device, but the next important question your going to surely have is how does it vape and what's new with the Fireluke 3 tank?....
Tank & How It Vapes
On first inspection you can feel the build quality straight away. Built with a combination of stainless steel and resin, with the top of the tank and drip tip utilising smooth buffed type resin the whole tank has a solid and smooth feel. I really think this is definitely created to last, just like my Fireluke Mesh still going strong to date!
The tank glass is obviously TPD compliant which breaks my heart every time as the bubble glass looks gorgeous! However saying this, the TPD tank glass provided feels just as strong as the the rest of the tank alongside a diamond cut style.
The biggest improvement and selling point for the Fireluke 3 is the top sliding fill port. I, for one, had problems on the original Fireluke Mesh design with this due to it sliding open in my pocket on occasions. This was also a problem reported on the Fireluke 2. It looks like Freemax have finally fixed this problem this time round by incorporating stiffer ball bearings ensuring it stays closed. I purposely tested this numerous times and I have to say there were no problems.. finally! Although the ball bearings are stiffer, the ability to slide the top open is not hindered and can be done so with ease.
With an 810 widebore drip tip, this tank has the bulk feel throughout and with the 510 threaded connection you'll be sure to find the device you want to attach it to, although it was made with the Freemax Maxus 100W kit in mind.
As highlighted earlier, the tank comes with both the SS904L X2 Coil (0.2ohm) and the SS904L X1 Coil (0.15ohm). I tested both coils throughout their lifespan and I have to say both were fantastic and from what I remember from their original, this latest instalment runs rings around it!
SS904L X2 Coil (0.2ohm)
The X2 coil comes pre-installed with recommended use at 40W-80W. I personally found that the best was around 70W. To say the flavour was excellent and well above average is an understatement. I tested the coils with Bubblegum by Solid Vape and the sweetness of the juice came through excellent, in fact it somewhat amplified it in comparison to newer tanks out there at present! The airflow was just right and ploughed it's way through the higher VG liquid with ease. Dual mesh coils are always something I've personally enjoyed and this is definitely up there in the best I've tried. What was quite significant was that I wouldn't particularity say there was a break in period with this coil. I obviously started at a lower wattage and worked up, but once I hit the sweet spot of 70W the flavour was there, and it stayed all the way through til the end!
SS904L X1 Coil (0.15ohm)
The X1 coil also comes with recommended use at 40W-80W. I feel this has a similar style to the nexMESH, with the SS904 strip with circular holes punched throughout. It's a single cylinder type coil with noticeably more airflow in total. Unlike mentioned with the X2 coil, this one required more of a break in period. With the cotton/tea fibre formula wrapped around this coil, the absorption of liquid was still quick however. Although the flavour on this coil matched the same great levels of intensity of the X2, I still prefer the inhale from a mesh coil. I personally think the difference between the two stock coils is totally down to preference of inhale more than anything.
Refilling the Pod
- Pull Plastic Pod Section From 510 Base
- Remove Rubber Plug at Base of Pod
- Add Your Favourite E-Liquid From Royal Flush Vape
- Wait Around 5 Minutes For Adequate Saturation
The device is strong and sturdy throughout and the battery capabilities and latest screen layout make it one of the easiest sub-ohm devices I've played around with in years, it's by far an amazing pick up and vape kit. Freemax have thought about everything and implemented it. I personally have never reviewed anything that performs as great so far. Although I wish there were additional colours available, I'm happy with the Black-Red resin colour I got myself.
In addition to the well performing Maxus 100W, the Fireluke 3 tank is a definite improvement over the predecessors. Freemax have for sure taken on board any problems from previous renditions, such as the flimsy sliding refill port and increased the production quality throughout. Honestly, this review may be slightly one sided as my love for the Fireluke series is apparent and to be completely fair, it deserves to be! If you're looking for a new sub-omh kit then I can't recommend this enough.
Battery Life: 3/5
Pod Capacity: 3/5
Maxus 100W Device
- Compact 21700 Device
- Clear Screen With Great Navigation
- Excellent Power and Temperature Control (TC)
- Great Build Quality Throughout
Fireluke 3 Tank
- Improved Sliding Top Fill
- Dual Slotted Bottom Airflow Control
- 510 Threaded Connection
- 810 Widebore Drip Tip
- Excellent Build Quality
- Smooth Vape With Amazing Flavour
Maxus 100W Device
- No Plain Colour Options
- Slight Movement in Battery Door
- Outer Paint May Not Last Forever
Fireluke 3 Tank
- One Sided Fill Port (Preference)
- Old Tank Style
- Empty Tank to Change Coil
- Airflow Can be Noisy For Some
TL;DR: Excellent Robust Single Battery Sub-Ohm Device with Battery Polarity and Clear Navigation. In Addition Type-C Charging and Strong Clicky Buttons add the Finishing Touches Required. Combine all This with an Excellent Top Fill Tank That Creates a Mouth Watering Smooth Vape Throughout, Alongside Adjustable yet Loud Airflow. A Simple Styled Mod with Top Quality Build Materials & Feel.