Pioneer4you iPV D4 80W TC Box Mod preview

The new iPV D4 is an aesthetic and ergonomic update of the D3, but is it a must-have? Find out here.

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Pioneer4you iPV D4 80W TC Box Mod Intro

OK, take a Pioneer4you iPV D3, round the edges, dress it up in three new finishes (well, two) and you have an iPV D4.

That’s really the only difference.

Both are single battery TC mods using the rock-solid YiHi SX130H chip, so the performance specs and operation look identical. The big differences are in the ergonomics and aesthetics.

The D4 has a smoother, rounded look and the three finishes are a matte black, brushed bronze yellow and bronze purple. While the black is merely a run-of-the-mill matte finish, the other two are much more interesting. The bronze and purple versions have some brushed antique undertones that give the mod an almost steam-punk look.

Pioneer4you iPV D4 80W TC Box Mod Gallery

Pioneer4you iPV D4 80W TC Box Mod Specs and features

Specifications

  • Size: 40mm x 24mm x 80 mm
  • Weight: 126g
  • Material: Stainless steel
  • Wattage range: 7-80W
  • Output joule: 10-80J
  • Standard resistance: 0.15-3Ω
  • Joules mode resistance: 0.05-0.5Ω
  • Output voltage: 1-7V
  • Input voltage: 3.2-4.5V
  • Output current: 1-30A
  • Input current: 1.3-35A
  • TC range: 100-300℃/215-572℉
  • Powered by YiHi SX130H
  • Battery: single 18650 (not included)
  • Temperature control with Ni200 and titanium alloy wire
  • Multiple protections

Kit content

  • iPV D4 80W mod
  • USB charging cable
  • Use manual

Is it worth the upgrade?

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The iPV D4 looks like it does improve on the D3 to give the mod a better hand feel, and the finishes are very interesting.

The purple version has some antique bronze and black undertones, and the bronze version looks like an antique brass with some black undertones. Neither has a finely machined or evenly brushed look, as the finish is deliberately rough to give it a bit of an old, well-used, even weathered look.

Really, if you already own an iPV D3 and are happy with its performance, and not interested in a marginal improvement in the look and feel, you probably won’t see any benefit in getting the newer D4. That is unless you get a severe case of shiny-itis and must have one.

On the other hand, if you are looking for solid little mod featuring a chipset from a trusted leader, and want something a little different in a new mod, the D4 might be exactly what you are looking for—they really do look cool.

Gary Joseph

Gary is a retired technical writer residing in the metro Detroit area. Besides vaping, and writing for Vaping360, some of his other interests include motorcycling, watch collecting, bicycling and fitness.