The Sigelei Fuchai 213 Plus TC Box Mod is a device that was introduced under some tough scrutiny. Envisioned as an improvement over an original model that had quite a few problems, Sigelei needed to knock it out of the park with a new version. Did they correct the temperature control issues? Is it now possible to harness 213 watts as promised? We gave this mod a good workout in order to answer those questions and more.
Fuchai 213 Plus Review
Detailed review with features and instructions for the Fuchai 213 Plus.
Introducing the Sigelei Fuchai 213 Plus TC Box Mod
Sometimes, adversity can inspire great things. To say that Sigelei encountered some challenges with the original 213 is an understatement. For starters, most vapers reported the mod couldn’t come close to 213 watts of power. Another issue was temperature control. It just didn’t function properly and left vapers highly frustrated. The bottom line is that a mod with great potential fizzled faster than a cheap soda.
Sigelei’s answer was to revamp the 213. Instead of scrapping the whole project, which happens more often than you might think because vaping tech changes so often, the brand went about fixing the issues. This model will now achieve its potential of 213 watts, although you might find it gets a little warm once you cross a 180 watt threshold. With that being said, it handles higher wattages admirably.
In regards to temp control, there doesn’t seem to be a problem. To be fair, however, Sigelei contends that the original issues were related to how the mod’s chipset differentiated between Fahrenheit and Celsius calculations and the preference of individual vapers for each. Without rehashing all of that ongoing debate, here’s what will be important to most of our readers: the TC modes in the Fuchai 213 function properly. Adjustments can be made from 200F-570F and the mod supports Ni200, Titanium and Stainless Steel 304, 316, and 317.
Functionality here is impressive, but it’s not over-the-top compared to the current generation of mods. One thing that does bear mention is the mod’s ability to support five memory slots for different TCR and the alternative Temperature Factor of Resistivity (TFR) settings. That’s very useful for the advanced vaper who doesn’t want to make a bunch of tweaks each time they swap out a tank. The resistance read and lock feature is pretty cool, too, and most vapers are going to appreciate the sliding and locking access door for the battery. As we’ve discussed in the past, magnetic battery compartments can try your patience. Novel idea, but poor execution.
Preheating Power: The ability to preheat your coils by adjusting the wattage to the desired level for a period of 0.1 to 9.99 seconds.
Temperature Compensation Settings – There isn’t much literature on this, but it’s believed to be the ability to dial in the ambient room temperature for more accurate TC of the coil.
Temperature Factor of Resistivity (TFR) settings – Similar to TCR, the TFR is believed to be a more reliable setting.
Brilliant Color OLED Screen
Some things about the new model were kept in line with the original. The OLED display and position of the various buttons are all the same, and the mod still uses two 18650-style batteries for power which you’ll need to purchase separately. The Sigelei Fuchai 213 has a nice, ergonomic feel to it. The heft is comfortable but not overpowering. The color OLED display provides a brilliant color and a very high tech feel to the device.
The vapor volume of the Sigelei Fuchai 213 is generous across the whole spectrum, and we don’t think overall performance is going to be a source of major disappointment. Let’s keep it real, though, by saying that this mod’s greatest success is that it fixed some problems that shouldn’t have occurred in the first place. It would be a stretch to say that this rig exponentially expands what Sigelei has done for mods, but they’ve introduced some nice ones so that’s okay.
With a few slight changes from the original model, here’s how the Sigelei Fuchai 213 Plus TC Box Mod shakes out in terms of specs:
- Wattage range of 10W-213W
- Variable voltage of 1V-7.5V
- Resistance range is 0.1-3.0 ohms
- 35A maximum output
- Preheat power mode
- User can set output wattage and time
- Supports TC architectures of Ni200, Ti, and SS304, 316, and 317
- TCR functionality
- TFR functionality
- Resistance read and lock feature
- 5 coil memory bank
- Uses 2 18650-style batteries (not included)
- Features one-hand operation
- 510-threaded with spring loaded, gold plated connectors
- Sliding and locking battery compartment
What Comes in the Box
The Sigelei Fuchai 213 Plus TC Box Mod comes packaged with the following:
- 1 Sigelei Fuchai 213W Plus TC Box Mod
- 1 Protective Sleeve
- 1 Charging Cable
- 1 User manual
- 1 Warranty Card
Who the Sigelei Fuchai 213 Plus is Designed For
It would be appropriate to say this is a mod designed for the intermediate vaper. It may be a little too complex for the beginner, and the hardcore cloud chaser might crave a little more from their rig. If you happen to fall somewhere in the middle, this isn’t a bad mod at all. It’s affordable and it lives up to expectations. Approach it with reasonable enthusiasm and the chances are you’ll be plenty satisfied with the results.
Sigelei may have taken some unmerited abuse over the original 213 release, but this is a mod that genuinely deserves a second chance. Some encouragement should be taken in the fact that the company chose to stick by the mod and improve it without walking away and focusing on other devices.
- Addressed issues from previous model
- Nice Battery lock cover
- Five programmable TCR settings
- Color OLED display
- Resistance limit is 0.1 ohm
- Protective sleeve is loose