iPV3 Li Intro
Today we’re looking at the iPV3 Li, it’s Pioneer4you’s redesigned iPV3. The iPV3 Li takes a good product and makes it great. The iPV3 Li fixes those the things we didn’t like about the iPV3, and delivers temperature control. So lets jump right in and look at what we’re getting.
iPV3 Li Specs and Features
- iPV3 Li
- USB cable (for upgrades only)
- User manual
It seems they are listening to complaints about the manual, it’s accurate, other than one or two minor mistakes. The box still claims you can, charge via the USB cable.
- Visual operating system
- Low voltage protection
- Low resistance protection
- High input voltage warning
- Output short circuit protection
- Reverse battery protection
- Temperature overheat protection
- Software upgradable
- Temperature control
- Output power: 10w – 165w / 5j-50j (upgradable to 200w)
- Output voltage: 1.0v – 7.5v
- Resistance: 0.1 – 3.0ohm
- Nickel resistance: 0.05 – 0.3ohm
- Temp range: 100 – 300c 212 – 572f
- Yihi sx330-v3sl
It looks like an iPV3, but has the new features of the iPV4, welcome to the iPV3 Li. Pioneer4you delivers a solid regulated mod, building on the success of the iPV3. The stylish aluminium case is back, with a slide off back, a larger fire button, and touch control fire button. Pioneer4you has also lightened the weight by 3.5 grams, and cleaned up the look of the battery compartment. The iPV3 is a well designed mod with plenty of power, and safety features. Every tank and RBA/RDA worked like a charm with the iPV3 510 connection with it’s spring loaded brass center pin.
Whether it’s the stylish bare aluminum, or the classy black finish, the iPV3 Li has a great balance of curves and angles, with a minimalist design. The iPV3 Li’s display is also the brighter than the iPV3 and 4, making it easier to read, even outdoors.
The switches are a bit stiff, and feel like they are still using surface mounted micro switches. The good thing about this is the buttons are less likely to be pressed, while carrying the iPV3 Li in our pocket, or if we set it down on the buttons. The iPV3 Li’s size fit’s nicely in most hands, but may be a bit large or heavy for people with fairly small hands. All in all a nice fit and feel.
How does it Vape
Every sub-ohm atomizer that was thrown at the iPV3 Li vaped perfectly. The spring loaded pin works like a charm, always making a good connection, with no need to over tighten, and always screwing down flush. Temperature and wattage modes work flawlessly. In temperature mode, depending on our e-liquids blend, and what material we like to wick, a temperature range of 100 – 300c 212 – 572f, will help ensure we don’t burn liquid, or wick. Whether we like a slow draw with a low joule, or a fast draw with a high joule, Pioneer4you has us covered.
Who is this for
The iPV3 Li is a solid device for cloud chasing, or just day to day vaping without running out of power in the middle of the day. With great power, comes great responsibility, so a bit of experience or knowledge is recommended. This is not a device for someone new to vaping. I personally recommend the eVic-VT for anyone wanting to jump right to sub-ohm and temperature control.
- Good price point
- Plenty of power
- Bright display
- All day vaping
- Temp control
- Touch sensor
The iPV3 Li simply takes a good product and makes it better. So here’s a list of improvements.
- Battery cover : replaced screw on plate with a slide on back.
- Touch control : finally a iPV3 with a working touch sensor
- Display : it’s now even brighter than, the iPV4 after modification
- Temperature control : new to the iPV3 series
- Fire button : now a larger more comfortable button
- Battery cover can be difficult to slide off.
- Battery pads have rough edge that can scrape off battery jacket.
While the replacement of a screw on battery plate is nice, I would prefer an easier to remove cover with magnets. Instead they use a slotted design with rubber pads and a spring loaded ball bearing, which makes it a bit tough to slide off. It’s likely possible, to remove some of the pads for smoother sliding. With the brighter display, I’d really like to see a stealth option, for when a bright screen may be distracting.
The iPV3 had some shortcomings, but was still a solid mod, the iPV3 Li builds on this. While there is still some room for improvement, it’s a great device that’s sure to please anyone looking for a device that exceeds their possible needs, now and in the future. For those looking to chase clouds, this device has what’s needed in the power department. With temperature control, it’s also great for people that like to drip, but dislike those intense dry vapes.
In closing, it’s a great device at a good price point, and sure to satisfy your desire for power and or temperature control.