Beyond Vape Centurion by Wismec Preview

We preview the Wismec Centurion a 26650 temperature control mod that has a diminutive form factor for a 26650 vaping device.

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Wismec Centurion

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Wismec Centurion White/Black

Wismec’s OEM output continues with the Beyond Vape Centurion. After making a handful of well-received devices for Vape Forward, like the Vapor Flask Classic, Wismec has teamed up with American retailer Beyond Vape for the Centurion. This vaping device is a 100-watt temperature-control box-mod that works with both 26650 and 18650 batteries.

In some ways, the Beyond Vape Centurion by Wismec looks like the lovechild of the Vapor Flask Stout and the Vaporesso Target. It has the “gun handle” shape and comfortable ergonomics of the latter, while using the same Joyetech chip as the former. (Wismec is a subsidiary of Joyetech.) Aesthetics are, of course, subjective. For my part, I like that it isn’t as “extreme” looking as the Vaporesso Target, but prefer the elegant teardrop shape for the Vapor Flask Stout.

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Wismec Centurion Screen

Under the hood, the Beyond Vape Centurion by Wismec has all the features you’d expect from a current temperature control mod. It has a standard power mode for kanthal and nichrome builds. For temperature control, it has presets for nickel, titanium, and stainless steel wire. Additionally, temperature can be completely customized in TCR (temperature coefficient of resistance) mode.

While using a 26650 battery, the Centurion can hit up to 100 watts. The device comes with an adapter for 18650 batteries. Wismec recommends not going past 75 watts when an 18650 battery is used. The device can handle 0.05 to 1.5-ohm builds in temperature-control mode, as well as 0.1 to 3.5-ohm builds in variable-wattage and power modes. The temperature range is 100-315C/200-600F.

First off, I’m thrilled that there’s a mod called the Centurion. The Gladiator-inspired section titles of this article made my week.

More importantly, on paper, the Beyond Vape Centurion by Wismec looks like it’ll be a very capable mod that should be available at a relatively low price. The Vapor Forward Vapor Flask Stout has an MSRP of $90 and I expect the Centurion to be available for less. Wismec has had great success with this chip in its Reuleaux RX200. The same chip is used in the Vapor Flask models Wismec has made for Vape Forward. If you dig the form factor of the Centurion and are looking for a temperature-control device that can take advantage of the ample capacity of 26650 batteries then this product is worth keeping an eye.

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  • Rique

    If it has the same chip as the the stout don’t waste you money. I have the stout and you get serious battery sag after half a charge. It drops down to a about 35 watts when It sags out. 26650 is not yet their on regulated mods and if it cheaper I don’t think it will be better.

    • Thanks for the input, Sir. What firmware version are you using on the Stout?

    • Bill Lee

      How can you tell you’re getting that kinda sag? I have a Stout and it seems as solid as my Reuleaux RX200 (i.e. fine). I also have the DNA200 version of the Reuleaux and that is a superior chipset for dripping (preheat, etc.), but for tanks the Stout and Reuleaux RX200 both seem to perform fine.

  • Joe Matthews

    All three VF/Wismec mods use the same chipset. It would seem to me if more people were having this “battery sag” issue it would be more talked about across three mods. I have a Stout and it is a sold device. I have 2 RX200s and one had a 510 issue and the other performs perfectly. I have no problem with the chips in the Wismec mods. Not sure if I will be so quick to jump in on this one purely because of the looks, even though in white it looks like a First Order device. I will wait and see after release and hear some more impressions of it and make my decision.

  • Emily Nance

    I have the same issue with the Stout battery sag. Honestly, it’s a piece of crap and I’m super disappointed with it. It sits on a shelf now and I bought the asmodus minikin (a much better device.) I have the newest firmware on it and it just does not run well. Once it gets below 60% battery you can forget about it working correctly. It throws the weak battery signal at you and will only go up to about 40-50 watts (it shows you the wattage while you’re vaping it.) The problem lies in trying to use it above 60 watts. That’s when I have all the battery sag problems And it gets super hot when I use anything with a resistance below .4. The technology with 26650 batteries is just not where 18650s are yet and I have yet to find a 26650 device with a good chip in it that performs as I want it to. The stout looks nice and it’s solidly constructed but they chose the worst possible chipset for it. I see this problem with the stout mentioned all over reddit and forums if you do some research on it. So if you want to vape above 55-60 watts with a resistance lower than .4, then don’t waste your time with this mod or the stout. Really. I promise you will be disappointed.

    • Thanks for the comment, Emily. What kind of 26650 batteries are you using on the Stout? You’re right that there are more choices for quality batteries in the 18650 side. I currently have an MXJO 26650 in my Stout and it could be better. The black Basen 26650s are probably the best at the moment.

      • Emily Nance

        I’ve tried several. Currently I have the yellow MXJO in it. But I have tried Efest, Samsung, and MNKE. MXJO or MNKE are supposed to be the 2 best choices from the research I have done, but honestly, they all perform pretty much the same (except the Efest. Efest is the worst!) And it’s impossible to find legitimate MNKE batteries because they aren’t made anymore. So, we’re left with very few choices. In my opinion though, it’s not the 26650 batteries that are the issue with these devices. It’s the chips. There are not many companies making chips for 26650 regulated mods, so Joyetech dominates the market. And they just aren’t quite there yet with performance. They should have put more work into these chips before releasing the stout and the centurion.

        Some people are happy with these devices. And my Stout works pretty well in low wattage. So if you don’t use high wattage or low resistance builds, then you’re golden. But temp control is horrible. It does not like stainless steel or titanium. It always kicks me back to watt mode regardless of the build after a few minutes of vaping. And I’m not a newb. I know what I’m doing, so that’s not the problem. I think they rushed the R&D on this chip and it shows.

        There are not really any other good regulated 26650 mods on the market. YET. But they will come. So if anyone is considering this mod or the Stout, go for it if you’re planning on using below 60 watts. If not, maybe wait a few months, something better will come.

        • The Basen 26650s are definitely a step above the MXJO or MNKE equivalents. I strongly suggest checking out Mooch’s battery tests. He’s done battery coverage for Vaping360 in the past and provides thorough testing.

          That aside, I generally use my Stout between 45-60 watts and it performs nicely with the MXJO batteries (which I shouldn’t have bought).

          • Emily Nance

            I’ll check it out. I doubt I’ll buy any more 26650 batteries until better mods come out. But it’s good to know that there is a better battery choice. Thanks for the info!

          • Steve Schick

            I have the same problems with this mod. I can’t vape above 60 what’s very long without having to put in a fresh battery. I have tried the Brillipower, MNKE, Efest green, And Imrens. They all have the same problem with battery sag. Of the above list the MNKE is the best but the device still does not perform as well as I would like. It’s a shame because I like the look and feel of the device. I just ordered a Lost Vape Triade because The Centurian is not dependable enough to be a go to mod.

      • Bill Herbst

        Ray, the black Basen 26650s (4500mAh) don’t fit in the Centurion. They’re too wide. See my comment post above.

        • Bummer. They do fit the VF Stout, which Emily and I were talking about. Since Wismec made both mods, you’d figure the sizing would be the same.

          • Bill Herbst

            That would certainly seem logical, that if the Basens fit in the Stout, they’d fit in the Centurion. But noooooo. Might be a problem with the Basen 26650s I got — they’re visibly larger in diameter than the Brillipower that came with the Centurion. Not by much, but enough to make them not fit. You could pound them into the Centurion battery slot with a hammer, but you’d destroy the wrapping (which I did with no hammer and not even pushing very hard). If you did somehow cram them into the Centurion’s battery slot, you’d never get them out again. I have no reason to think that the Basens I received are fakes, but I’m still out 18 bucks. Bummer indeed.

            After using the Centurion for some days now, I find myself in agreement with Emily and Rique. Performance degrades as the battery drains. By the time the battery is halfway down on the meter, it’s done. And this seems to happen with every battery I’ve tried. Yeeesh. My review of the Centurion hasn’t even been posted yet, and I’m already changing my opinion.

  • Bill Herbst

    A note of caution about 26650 batteries. I was sent a Centurion for review. As of today (29 April), my review hasn’t been posted yet. My particular Centurion came with a Brillipower 26650 3500mAh battery. After writing my review, I ordered two Basen 26650 4500mAh batteries. They arrived today, I charged them, and discovered to my horror that they’re too wide to fit in the Centurion. I destroyed the wrap on one trying to twist it into the battery slot. Luckily, the Centurion comes with an adapter tube that allows an 18650 battery to be used.