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Pioneer4you IPV8 Review: YiHi chipset + SX Pure

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Pioneer4You has become one of the most popular manufacturers in the vaping industry, and most of the company’s success comes from living up to its name. The brand embraces innovation in the development of its mods, and the Pioneer4You IPV8 is a shining example of the company’s commitment to remain on the cutting edge of vaporizer technology and design.

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A detailed review of the IPV8 230W mod and its various menu functions.

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Introducing the Pioneer4you IPV8

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The IPV8 has a crystal clear OLED display.

The trend in mods today is increasingly hi-tech. With its new YiHi SX-330 F8 chipset, the Pioneer4You IPV8 takes the modern vaporizer to yet another level of perfection. Vapers with an affinity for mods go geek over the ability to control the settings of their device, and the IPV8 serves up customization in spades.

There is plenty of power in the IPV8. Pioneer4You lists the max output at 230W. It’s unlikely that most Vapers will even touch the max, but wattage to the Vaper is like horsepower to those who love fast cars. Very few people will test the 204 mph capability of a Dodge Hellcat, but those who own one like knowing they could. In all reality the IPV8 will max out at around 225W, but that’s splitting hairs. This thing is a power-laden beast and that’s all most Vapers will care about.

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The battery compartment is similar to the SMOK Alien 220W and requires two 18650 batteries (not included).

There is one interesting aspect related to wattage that gives this unit added appeal. It doesn’t seem to drain batteries the way other high-wattage mods do. Two 18650-style cells will power this baby through an entire day of vaping without needing a recharge at most wattages. The mod also doesn’t seem to get as hot when vaping at a high wattage, and a lot of that can be chalked up to the superiority of the YiHi chipset.

All the bells and whistles that are standard on today’s mods are present. Variable voltage, three resistance modes, and precision temperature control make the IPV8 a utilitarian mod that will be highly attractive to the experienced Vaper. Out of all the new mods we’ve reviewed, however, the IPV8 has a more user-friendly interface than most. A beginner can easily master enough of the mod’s settings in a short period of time to have a good experience, and that’s important. Too many newbies can become frustrated the first time they give mods a try and chuck the whole experiment.

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Pioneer4you IPV8 Review: YiHi chipset + SX Pure

Specifications

The overall specs of the Pioneer4You IPV8 break down as follows:

1.6″ x 3.5″ x 0.9″ in size.
Variable output of 10-230W.
SX Pure Output of 10-230W/10-120J.
Standard resistance of 0.15-3.0 ohms.
Joules mode resistance of 0.05-1.5 ohms.
TCR value of 0.00050-0.00700.
Variable output voltage of 1.0-7.0V.
Input voltage of 6.4-9.0V.
Output current of 1.0-45.0A.
Input current of 1.3-45.0A.
Temperature control range of 212-572F.
TC mode supports architectures of SX Pure/SS304/Ni200/Ti.

As mentioned above, the unit uses two 18650 cell batteries. It is 510 threaded for compatibility with a wide variety of sub tanks. This mod pairs especially well with the TFV8 line of tanks from SMOKTech.

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The IPV8 has a felt around the side of the device that really makes it feel comfortable in your hand.

A word needs to be said here about the design of the mod. It is compact and aesthetically appealing. The Flame Red model is especially cool. Perhaps the best element of the design is the use of a felt patch on the part of the mod that rests against your palm. The material is soft and gives the mod a more ergonomic feel.

Modes of Operation

  • Power: Regular wattage
  • Joule (TC): Ni200,Ti01, SS316 and TCR settings
  • SX Pure: Latest coil technology using a heating element that will work in Power or TC mode.

What Comes in the box

The basic kit for the IPV8 includes:

  • Pioneer4You IPV8 mod.
  • 1 USB cable.
  • English user manual

Just like many mods from Pioneer4You, the IPV8 is reasonably priced. It can be easily combined with a top-rated sub tank for less than a C-note. If you want to maximize the functionality of this mod, however, a kit is available which includes the above in addition to the Baby Beast sub tank from SMOKTech.

Who the IPV8 is Designed For

This is a tricky question to answer, but we’re going to do it with one simple word: everyone. For a mod that boasts so much advanced technology and functionality, operating the IPV8 is simple and straightforward. We’d even go so far as to recommend it for Vapers who want to gift it to a friend that is new to mods.

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The raised buttons make it easy to use the device in dark settings.

With that being said, the experienced Vaper is probably going to appreciate this mod more than the beginner. A big reason for that is its support of SX Pure architecture and the advanced nature of the YiHi chipset. There are simply an abundance of features here that the beginner won’t use…until they do. That’s our way of saying the IPV8 is a great learning device. It’s intuitive and forgiving, and the complement of safety features makes a misstep nigh impossible.

Pros and Cons

The jewel in the IPV8 crown is the YiHi chipset. Quite simply, it is one of the most advanced chipsets on the market today. The technology used here is a big plus, and the element of user control is off-scale.

On the downside, Pioneer4You may have missed a slight opportunity to make this mod more appealing by offering a pass-through capability.  You can charge the device through the USB port, but you will not be able to vape.  A word of caution, though.  It is always recommended to remove your batteries and charge them separately from the device. Really, though, it’s very difficult to offer too much criticism on this point because the mod is so forgiving overall.

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8.5 Total Score
Affordable Luxury Mod

The Pioneer4you IPV8 is a 230W luxury TC mod with an affordable price. The YiHi technology and SX Pure capability makes this mod stand out from the rest.

Price
8.5
Quality
8.5
Vapor
9
User-Friendliness
7.5
PROS
  • YiHi Chipset
  • SX Pure Technology
  • Felt Styling
  • Affordable
CONS
  • Loose battery cover when open
  • 230 watts is questionable
  • No Pass-Through capability
User Rating: 4.8 (5 votes)
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