In today’s review, we will introduce you to the ambiguous, but very interesting design creation of Eleaf – the compact boxed Tessera, powered by a built-in battery.
Packing and equipment
The device comes in the standard for Eleaf box, on the front side of which is shown the device and its name, on the side of the scratch-code for checking originality, and on the reverse side is indicated the equipment, certificates and warnings. Inside the box, in addition to the device, you can find a micro-USB cable for charging, as well as a detailed user guide in several languages, including Russian.
Appearance and parameters
The main body of the boxman is made of glossy aluminum, and the front and back panels are made of black plastic, imitating a low-polygonal texture. The very name box-fashion is a derivative of “Tesseract” – a four-dimensional hypercube, again sending us to geometric figures. Mod is available in five different colors with or without a maintenance tank. Despite such an “angular” name – I did not feel any problems with ergonomics in use, although the mod is not the easiest, but small and perfectly in the hand.
- Dimensions – 42 x 30.5 x 83 mm
- Weight – 217g
- Output power – 1 – 150 W
- The maximum charge current is 2 A
- Built-in battery capacity – 3400 mAh
- Modes – VW / Bypass / TC (Ni / Ti / Ss / TCR – M1, M2, M3)
- The supported resistance range is 0.1 – 3 Ω / 0.05 – 1.5 Ω (TK)
- The range of temperatures maintained is 100 – 315 C / 200 – 600 F
On the front side of the body is a colored TFT-display 1.45 “diagonal, and in the lower right corner there are hidden control keys, as well as a micro-USB connector designed to charge the built-in battery capacity of 3400 mAh. Buttons do not clatter and do not hang out, pressing is accompanied by a muffled click.
On the top of the box-mod is a connector pad with a diameter of 25 mm, in the center of which there is a steel 510th connector and a brass spring-loaded pin. Atomizers are wound with very little clearance, but they do not scratch the pad.
The power button is hidden and is located on the edge to the left of the display. Such a realization is not new, many of us remember similar solutions in Wismec Predator and a number of devices from other companies. At the bottom there are two screws holding the case, certificates and a hidden reset button, designed to restart in case of a hang.
The mode turns on instantly, without any screensavers and logos, and immediately displays the main screen on which the selected board operating mode is located, the battery charge in percent, power, voltage and winding resistance. At the bottom of the display is the clock and date. The screen is very bright, the colors are saturated, and, importantly, the power information is displayed very large, but in sunny weather the screen is not so well read.
The main functions of the device are shown in the table below. With a more detailed description of the functions of the device, you can find out by downloading the operating instructions in Russian from the official website of Eleaf.
- On / off – 5 quick presses of the “Fire” button
- Change of power / temperature – Pressing the “+” and “-“
- Changing the interface – Simultaneously press the “Fire” and “+” buttons for 3 seconds.
- Current strength / time / counter puffs – Enter menu 3 quick presses “Fire”
- Modifying Modes Mode Tab – Toggle with the “+” and “-“
- Blocking the change in the selected power – Simultaneously pressing the “+” and “-” buttons for 2 seconds,
- Stealth mode – “Menu” from the main screen
- Preheating – The Set tab. Phereat
- Resistance blocking – Set tab. Coil
- Setting the time and date – Set tab. Clock
- Battery voltage – Info tab
- Cut-off – Set tab. Timeout
- View firmware version – Info tab
- Color Scheme Setup – Color Tab
What surprised me was the autonomy of boxing fashion. With the capacity of the built-in battery declared by the manufacturer at 3400 mAh, the mod has managed to accommodate more than 4500 mAh, which is very commendable. However, with the promised support of a charge of 2 A – the current strength jumped from 1.5 A to 1.8 A, never having reached the desired mark. Fully mod recharges a little longer than 2 hours. During charging, when the ENU function is on, the battery protection against overheating has been activated several times and charging has been interrupted with a message on the display.
In addition to all of the above, the Eleaf Tessera 150w is equipped with a standard list of protections for the modern fashion: from short circuit, low / high resistance, overdischarge / recharge of the battery, and cut-off. If you turn off the cut-off through the menu – the mod stubbornly limits the tightening time to 10 seconds, but if you set it 15 seconds, it will hover up to 15. Apparently, a small jamb of firmware.
Eleaf Tessera 150W is a boxmod for those who have a day and a half of 18650 battery for a day, paired with a single-spiral tank or a dribbling, but if desired, the power will be enough to heat more serious windings, though not for long. In conjunction with the cigarette tank built-in battery, I have enough for almost two working days. Complaints in the work of the board by and large are not present – the delay is minimal, according to the sensations information about the power on the screen corresponds to reality, the mod is compact and at the same time can not boast of light weight – it lies perfectly in your hand.