Bottom Feeder type mods – have been floating around for a while. Not really hitting mainstream but always present, in the background. Then a few small companies started to make production Mods like REO. But always Waiting for its time in the limelight. Well maybe that time is around the corner.
In this article we will be talking about Bottom Feeder Box Mods as well as the “All in One” Systems. The main difference is bottom feeders have a RDA on the top that the tank inside the mod feeds via a hole in the 510 connection. This is a slight difference but one I wanted to make clear
The idea of holding everything you need – to vape inside the mod/battery is a cool idea. It only seems like a natural progression to a cleaner simpler design. Recently some big names like Joyetech and Kanger have jumped into this “All in one” design.
How a traditional bottom feeder works – is you have the juice under than deck or coils. Usually the juice is above the coils as im sure you already know. In a bottom feeder when you take a drag that action of taking the hit, sucks up more juice into the cotton. Keeping the cotton juiced and ready to rock.
Aspires First “All in One” Vaping Solution
Lately Aspire has stepped into the bottom feeder market and put out their own “All in One” Vaping system. One cool feature about the Plato is you can use the Plato coils or the popular Aspire Nautilus coils.
The tank on the Plato – holds up to 5.6mls when using 1.8Ω coils and up to 4.6mls when running the 0.4Ω coils. Compared to the Reo Bottom Feeder Mods that can hold around 3mls.(I still love Reo)
The Plato will fire up to – 50 Watts and can fire coils down to 0.1Ω – 3.0Ω in VW mode or 0.05 – 2.0Ω in TC mode. Over all this is a pretty slick little mod. I personally only vape up to about 50-60Ws so I’ve been thinking about picking one up for personal use. I have always like the idea of having everything in one simple package.
The airflow on the Plato is a little more complex than traditional All in one systems. You can actually adjust it. This feature has been needed for bottom feeders and Aspire gives you this.
Aspire Plato Specifications
- Dimensions: 87.5mm X 50mm X 23mm
- Output: 50W or 9.5V
- Uses a single 2500mAH 18650 Battery
- Supports: Ni200/Ti Coils in TC Mode
- Resistance Ranges: 0.1Ω – 3.0Ω in VW or 0.05Ω – 2.0Ω in TC Mode
- Temp Range: 200°F – 600°F
- Upgradable Firmware
- USB Charging Compatible
- Tank Capacity: 4.6mls when using the 0.4Ω coils or 5.6mls when using 1.8Ω coils
Pickup a Aspire Plato 50W Box Mod for around $50.00
Squonk Box V2
The Steam Crave Squonk Box V2 – is the newest version of the loved Squonk Box. The tank can hold a respectable 10mls of juice. Allowing for hours of vaping before needing to refill.
The Single 18650 battery is held in place with magnets for a snug hold. The output of the Squonk box V2 is up to 60 Watts / 4.2 Volts or up to 600°F. And able to fire coils down to 0.1Ω.
There is a bunch of Squonk type box mods coming out. One that Was almost going to be added to this list is the S-Body Squonk Box.
Squonk Box Specifications
- Powered by: Single 18650 Battery
- Tank Capacity: 10mls
- Output Watts: 7.0W – 60.0W
- Output Volts: 3.1V – 4.2V
- Output Temp: 200°F – 600°F
- Resistance: 0.1Ω – 4.0Ω
- Charging: 5V/100mAh
- Magnetic Battery Cover
- Micro USB Charging
Grab a Steam Crave Squonk Box V2 for around $65.00
A small company with a grand vision. – Milled out of a Single block of aluminum so you know it’s going to be ROCK SOLID and durable. The Rio Grand sports a fully mechanical firing button and a Magnetic battery cover and copper beryllium gold-plated contacts. The bottle holds up to 6ml of juice and it comes in just about any color you can imagine.
The variable Voltage Reo Grand – used two 18350 batteries, the Variable voltage chip is made by NotCigs industry and will allow you to adjust the voltage from 3.3V to 5.5V. The chip has a max Watt output, Reverse battery protection, over current and temp protection.
The18650 Reo Grand – is the you could say normal version. This version runs on 18650 batteries and has no chips like the VV version.
The Reo Grand Mini – uses a 14500 battery and comes with a 3ml bottle to hold the juice. Reo also makes several other models such as a Reo woodvil 18650 version made with various rare woods, a mini, a low profile Reo and a Super light Reo Grand that has a ton of Aluminum material cut out of the case to lighten up. All of them are handcrafted in the US of A.
Getting back to the Reo Grand
One really amazing thing about the Reo Grand is you can buy a complete repair kit online to replace the guts for about $25. Plus to install the kit you only need a screwdriver and a video and a little know how. One other really amazing thing to note is the loyalty the customers of Reo mods are, they will come back for more and more and will go on and on and on and on how much they love the box. So that’s something to be said.
Grab your self a Reo Grand for $140.00
REO Box Mods
If you want to save a few bucks they have slightly Blemished Reo Mods for a few bucks off.
The Kanger NeBox – is another case of a big company venturing into the “All in One” Design territory. Nebox does not use other RTA’s or atties. Because of this you end up with a really slick looking box. With just a small drip tip sticking out of the square box. The tank in the Nebox is the amazing part. Able to hold up to 10mls of juice at one time. That will last a while for sure. Another reason why this is a great “on the go mod.”
Powered by a single 18650 battery that is easily charged via the USB Cable. The Nebox can pump out up to 60 Watts or 600°F at ohms down to 0.15Ω. Making it great for the average vaper.
- Dimensions: 3 3/8″ X 2 1/4″ X 7/8″
- Tank Capacity: 10mls
- Temp Control enabled: 100° – 300°C / 200° – 600°F
- Temperature Control Capability: Ti, Ni200 & Nichrome Coils
- Pre-Installed Ni200 Coil
- Supports Titanium (Ti) & Nickel (Ni) Modes
- Micro USB Charging Port
- Brand New SS OCC Coils (0.5Ω)
Pick up a Kanger Nebox for around $55.00
Joyetech Ego AIO
The Joyetech Ego AIO – is another “All in one” device. Geared more towards the new vaper but still able to push out the watts needed for a little more vapor production. Not your traditional “Bottom Feeder” but it does hold the juice and tank inside the mod/battery section. Touted as a “leak proof design” the AIO is the perfect on the go device.
The tank on the AIO – holds 2mls of juice so if you vape a ton you may want to bring some juice with you if you leave for an extended period of time.
Being only 19mm in diameter the AIO is small enough to fit perfectly in your pocket.
Some other neat features with the AIO is that the tank section is illuminated with a small OLED from inside. You can change the color to one of the 7 other options by hitting a button and completely change the look of the mod. Another neat trick is this is the first “Child proof Device”. With a built in locking system to help keep kids from firing the mod.
- 19mm Diameter
- Powered by: 1500 mAh Battery
- 0.2C Standard Discharge Rate
- BF SS316 Coil: 0.6Ω
- Dual Adjustable Airflow
- Tank Capacity: 2.0 mls
- Top Fill Capable
- 7 Backlit Color Options
- Single Button Operation
- Two Drip Tips Included
Pick up a Joyetech AIO Starter Kit for around $25.00
The Vmod XL is one of the more popular well-funded projects in the bottom feeder world. One thing I like about the Vmod is that it is powered by 18650 batteries, meaning you will be able to replace the battery when it goes bad. Unlike mods with built-in battery packs. The company claims that the Vmod XL can run for “3 days of serious vaping”. That is a bold statement.My triple 18650 mod wont last that long.
The Vmod Xl uses the standard 510 connection – so you have plenty of options for a atty. The Vmod has a 2 chamber design meaning one chamber brings in fresh air while the other brings in the e-liquid in the built-in 9ml bottle.
Another interesting feature – with the Vmod Xl is the usage of a new Two-chamber design”. One of the chambers feeds the e-juice into the atty. While the second chamber brings in fresh air through its nose cone.
Vmod XL Specifications
- Powered by Single 18650
- Unique Dual Chamber Design
- Runs Silo 2.2Ω & Hybrid 2.0Ω Coils
- Used Standard 510 Connection
- Tank Capacity: 4.5mls
- Two-Piece Battery Charger
Pick up a Vmod XL for around $100.00
A small Company with an Amazing Mod
The GProv Bottom Feeder by GProv – is a simple and elegant wooden TC Box mod. Made from beautiful Bubinga wood. This is a piece of art and the craftsmman ship that went into making these is plain to see.
The GProv mod is powered by the – Yihi Sx 350 j TC Chip. This chip adds some great function to the mod. You get VW, TC/Joule modes. Able to push out up to 60W in VW mode or 00°F-580°F /100℃-300℃ in TC Mode. The mod is able to fire coils down to 0.08Ω so you won’t have any trouble running your sub-ohm builds with this baby.
- Made from Bubinga Wood
- Powered by Single 18650
- 10ml Juice capacity
- Max Output VW: 60W
- Max Output TC: 200°F-580°F /100℃-300℃
- Upgradable Chip
- 3 Power Modes: Soft, Standard and Powerful
- OLED Display: 0.91′
- Gravity Sensor
Grab a GProv Bottom Feeder Wood Box Mod for around $339.42