Eleaf iStick 60W TC Review: Mid Level TC Mod

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The Eleaf iStick 60W TC is one of the more recent temperature-protected additions to the company’s hugely popular iStick line. It follows on the heels of the the iStick TC40W from earlier in the year, which served as an affordable introduction to the world of temperature control. The TC60W was introduced in October 2015 and can be purchased in kit form or you can purchase the box mod by itself. Below is a review of the kit.

eLeaf iStick 60W TC Review

In this eLeaf Istick 60W TC review, I go over all the functions of the istick tc60w mod and melo 2 tank review.

What’s in the eLeaf iStick 60W Kit?

Each iStick tc60w kit contains:

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  • iStick TC60W box mod (battery not included)
  • iStick 60W manual
  • 1 silicone ring
  • 0.3 ohm EC head (kanthal)
  • EC TC-Ni head (0.15 ohm)
  • EC TC-Ti head (0.5 ohm)
  • USB cable
  • 4 Sealing rings
  • MELO 2 tank
  • MELO 2 tank manual


To use the kit, you will need one charged 18650 battery (NOT INCLUDED) along with the e-liquid of your choice. Because this tank is a sub-ohm tank, e-liquid with 6mg or less of nicotine is recommended.
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Eleaf iStick 60W TC Review: Mid Level TC Mod
eLeaf iStick TC60W

The eLeaf iStick TC60W kit is a sub-ohm powerhouse. The Melo 2 tanks creates a ton of vapor.

Eleaf iStick TC60W Box Mod Features and Specifications

  • The temperature range in temperature control mode is 200-600F/100-315C.
  • The device can fire coils with resistances measuring between 0.05-1.0 ohm in temperature control mode and between 0.15 and 3.5 ohms in variable wattage mode.
  • The iStick 60W TC mod uses a single 18650 battery.
  • Dimensions: 90mm x 38mm x 28mm.
  • Removable side panels.
  • Spring-loaded 510 pin.

Eleaf iStick 60W TC Box Mod Overview

One of the main things that set this device apart is the fact that it does not have a built-in battery unlike most of the other iSticks. The notable exception is the iStick 100W from earlier in 2015. However, that device did not have temperature control while this one does. In temperature control mode, the iStick TC60W gives you the option of using nickel or titanium coils.

The OLED display is not of the same hi-res quality as other products from Eleaf’s parent company, Joyetech; however it is bright enough to read without difficulty. This display provides the following information:

  • Output wattage
  • Output voltage
  • Output temperature
  • Resistance level
  • Battery life
  • Short circuit and temperature alerts

eleaf iStick TC60W

The iStick TC60W is ergonomic and you can also personalize the side panels

The iStick TC60W is clearly designed to be ergonomic with a shape that makes it comfortable to hold and that differs considerably from the previous iSticks. It is also worth noting that the 510 connector is placed in the middle of the top rather than offset to one side, unlike most mass-marketed box mods.

Both side panels can be changed out easily to customize the device. However, this kit only ships with two panels so you will have to purchase other side panels separately.

iStick TC60W Pros and Cons

PROS:
  • Compact form factor and light weight
  • Low cost
  • You can charge the battery via USB
  • Temperature control with both nickel and titanium

CONS:
  • Only one set of side panels in the kit
  • Limited battery life due to single-battery configuration
  • USB charging port on the bottom rather than on the side

MELO 2 Sub-OhmTank Features and Specifications

  • Dimensions: 66mm long and 22mm in diameter with a capacity of 4.5ml.
  • The tank’s tube section is made of glass.
  • Airflow is adjustable via the control valve at the base of the tank.
  • Top-fill e-liquid port for easy filling.
  • Drip tip insulated with Delrin.

MELO 2 Tank Overview

The MELO 2’s convenient side-fill slot is just one of the improvements over its predecessor. For starters, it has a much more solid feel. It also holds one milliliter more of e-liquid and unlike the original MELO, it can be easily disassembled for cleaning. The iStick TC60W kit also comes with a set of spare O-rings.

The type of resistance wire used in the coils is indicated by the color of the O-ring around the coil head. Nickel coils come with a blue O-ring while titanium coils get a pink one. Regular kanthal coils have a gray O-ring. The filler material in the MELO 2 is organic cotton unlike those that came with the original MELO tank.

 

Eleaf iStick 60W TC

The Melo 2 tank can be easily refilled

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Eleaf iStick 60W TC Review: Mid Level TC Mod
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7 Total Score
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With the introduction of temperature control features, the new eLeaf iStick TC60W offers 21st century sub-ohm vaping at a very reasonable cost. Once you start vaping this, you will never look back!

Price
8
Quality
8
Vapor
8
User-Friendliness
7
PROS
  • Compact form factor and light weight
  • Low cost
  • You can charge the battery via USB
  • Temperature control with both nickel and titanium
CONS
  • The stock drip tip is somewhat narrow
  • No replacement tube in kit
  • You have to remember to close the fill port!
User Rating: 3.75 (8 votes)
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  • Imfallen Angel

    I’ve got mine for over a week now, and I now have my wife and daughter being very jealous and borrowing it whenever they can.

    I did find that I went through the kanthal coil faster than I would have though (about a week), but I was using it to test the Wattage range, so I burnt out the cotton at some point. Thanks to the coil cartridge type, I was able to rebuild the cotton and burn the gunk on the coil and reuse it for a few more days until I felt that the coil was just overtaxed. I rebuilt it and it worked fine, but as I’m no expert I went and took my titanium coil out, and it worked just fine. After finding ceramic type coils that are compatible with it, I switched again and now have been using it for the last few days and enjoying it very much. Using it with TC at anywhere from 560 to 600F depending on the e-liquid, I’ve been having great vaping. Going to a large intake sub-ohm for the heat tank/system has been what vaping is all about, so I’m enjoying it a lot.

    This is what I felt like I was missing before. This kit is easy to use, fits the hand very well, refilling it is a charm (I never want to have to unscrew a tank to refill it ever again thanks to this) and having a replacement battery means that I’ll probably be using this kit for many, many years.

    • Thanks for taking the time to post this. Great review!

      • Imfallen Angel

        Thanks Jim,

        And I can add a few things.. I’ve found that the ceramic
        cCell from Vaporasso (0.2Ohm, Nickel TC) are compatible and do work great with these…set at 35W, between 550 to 600F (depending on the e-liquid) they provide a nice warm and cloudy vape. My first one lasted over a week, but I did play hard on it (Watts too high, and other tests). Absolutely no spitting, and the only burnt taste was from
        testing on watt mode (which you shouldn’t do). The response from this coil is so great that the TC now is barely noticeable, as at first (with the Titanium coil) there were pulses (cut-outs) that felt “off”.

        Also, I got the Triton RTA system to try with it, and it does work!, but lots of spitting and a bit off with a horizontal build, I have to try a vertical build and see how that goes.

        At this point, I’m going to probably stock up on the Vaporasso cCells. Worth noting that the mod didn’t recognize them a couple of time (while I switched to test a few other coils) if they aren’t seated just right, I’m guessing that they need to be tighten firmly, but it’s not a big problem, once set, they’re fine until you’re ready to change coils.

        And my wife won out and she’s got one too now and absolutely loves it.

    • Imfallen Angel

      Thanks,

      And I can add a few things.. I’ve found that the ceramic cCell from Vaporasso (0.19Ohm, NIckel TC) are compatible and do work great with these…set at 35W, between 550 to 600F (depending on the e-liquid) they provide a nice warm and cloudy vape. My first one lasted over a week, but I did play hard on it (Watts too high, and other tests). Absolutely no spitting, and the only burnt taste was from testing on watt mode (which you shouldn’t do). The response from this coil is so great that the TC now is barely noticeable

      Also, I got the Triton RTA system to try with it, and it does work!, but lots of spitting and a bit off with a horizontal build, I have to try a vertical build and see how that goes.

      At this point, I’m going to probably stock up on the Vaporasso cCells. Worth noting that the mod didn’t recognize them a couple of time (while I switched to test a few other coils) if they aren’t seated just right, I’m guessing that they need to be tighten firmly, but it’s not a big problem, once set, they’re fine until you’re ready to change coils.

      And my wife won out and she’s got one too now and absolutely loves it.

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