The Tesla Punk 86W mod is that the most recent , first and only stick style regulated mod from longtime manufacturer teslacigs. They aren’t too documented but have slightly popularity with their punk line of mods a touch just like the punk 220w and punk nano which i reviewed both which they create a reasonably good mod for power mode. The lightweight WYE was also quite popular also but i never tried one. The Punk 86W could even be one 18650 86 watt stick style mod which has been rare lately . Only other 3 affordable ones i can consider are the joyetech ultex t80, the uwell nunchaku, and thus the ehpro 101. It’s available in 4 colors SS, Brass, Copper, and Gunmetal. Vapefly 8-in-1 Heating Wire
Battery Type Single high-rate 18650 cell (discharge current should be above 40A, not included)
OLED Screen 0.49 inch
Resistance Range 0.1-3.0ohm
Protections Long Vaping Protections/Low-Voltage Protection/Atomizer Short Protection/Reverse Connection Protection/Hi Resistance Protection
Output Mode P(Power)/B(By Pass) mode
Output Wattage 7-86W (in 0.5W increments)
Max Output Voltage 8.5V
Max Output Current 30A
Included in box:
One Punk 86W Mod
One Micro USB Cable
One Warranty Card
When I first got this Mod, i used to be pretty happy to work out a stick style mod. Not many regulated stick mods lately are being widely made and affordable. this is often often often my 4th one within the past year in conjunction with the ehpro 101, joyetech ultex T80 and uwell nunchaku. The Punk though is more styled intrinsically and fewer of an easy tube a touch just like the opposite which some may or won’t like. Personally i always liked the steampunk designs on their mods and this one is no different. it’s great which i actually like that it’s offered in copper and brass which is 2 colors we don’t see on mods that always lately . One odd thing i felt since companies are pushing products for bigger batteries is why they made it 18650 only. i feel they missed a chance to form it one 2×700 mod instead. Overall though i liked the mod from the beginning
Now let’s get into some data. I ran my normal testing. I used Sony VTC5A batteries for the testing. Testing resistances were done at .12, .15, .2, and .62 ohms. wattage points were max (86), 80, 60, 40, and 20. At .12 ohms it maxed out at 83 watts and 26 amps. For the remainder of the testing it had been on the low side slightly 2-3 watts, except at 20 where it had been 1 high so all good there. At .15 it maxed out at 85 watts. Outside of that only off by 1-2 watts at worse. For the .2 test it maxed out at 89 watts. the remainder of the tests it had been on the mark though for all the testing which is dam good. For the .62 testing it maxed out at 87 watts and seven .363 volts. For the remainder of the testing it had been 3 high at 80, on point at 60, and 1 low under 60. The volts shows there’s a lift circuit during this mod like all single battery mods should have. HELLVAPE Dead Rabbit RDA
Overall I felt the performance of this mod was specialized . It barely struggled with the .12 ohm build which is common for several mods at that resistance to struggle slightly it had been very accurate overall especially at .2 ohm. i used to be ready to get 89 watts max, so I consider it to be accurately rated at 86 watts. The 7.363 volt limit shows there’s a lift circuit as there should be and was capped off by the watt limit so i likely above that also . Their manual lists an amp limit of 30 which i consider plausible and a volt limit of 8.5V which i also consider plausible. i used to be ready to get the whole wattage almost altogether my resistances form .12 to .62 therefore the amp and volt limits are quite ok . I’m glad they listed all 3. So overall good ratings, good specs, and good performance very almost like that of the two better stick mods i’ve tested within the ultex T80 and nunchaku.
Mod performance is good . Mostly hits few watts off sometimes low sometimes high. Accurately rated for watts (89), Yes boost circuit, amp limit of 26+. Volts tested at 7.363+ so good job and you basically get the whole watt range in the littlest amount the tested resistances like most single battery mods.
I typically don’t test for bypass modes in mods as i consider them to be pretty useless, but since this mod doesn’t have TC mode, only bypass and watts i figured why not. The mod performs like you’d expect from an honest mech mod when in bypass mode. The numbers are on the chart within the album but at .2 ohms you get 60 watts, at .15 ohm 71 watts, and at .12 ohm 72 watts. It’s good if you’d wish to use it to hunt out out the because of build for a mech heat flux wise, but outside of that like all bypass mode, you’re more happy using power mode instead.
The mod uses a typical 5 click to means the mod on or off. you employ 3 clicks to swap between the two modes which is just power and bypass. Very basic and straightforward to use so no complaints there. The Tesla Punk 86W adjusts by .5 watt increments the whole watt range (7-86) and holding it makes it scroll really fast. i actually like that personally and overall well done there and fast and straightforward to manage . The mod itself is made solid with no rattle within the smallest amount , and features a pleasing weight thereto where it’s not heavy but not too light. The Battery door could even be a screw off bottom and thus the threading is all nice so it’s easy to screw and unscrew to swap batteries out. It’s single 18650 only I wish they made it single 2×700 personally.
There paint on the mod is extremely nice also . The Antique Brass one I even have is actually nice and features a matte like finish thereto , and thus the punk design looks excellent to me. alright done there. Some may like it some may hate it. All depends on your preference. the hearth button is nice and clicky and works well and It never gets stuck or anything though which is because it should be and is actually comfy to use but does have slightly button yack it. The 510 pin gave me no issues and each atomizer i used thereon worked great with no gaps. The mod handles a 25mm atomizer without overhang which is great. The screen could even be alittle and basic old style font font font black and white screen and while i’d have liked something nicer personally, it’s almost an equivalent because the one on the opposite 3 stick mods so can’t really complain as there isn’t a stick mod out with a way better screen. Also for branding the mod itself is extremely minimal. Nothing on the surface within the smallest amount just on rock bottom an easy “designed by teslacigs” so well done there. They list a charging rate of 1A which i don’t recommend charging internally in your mods if it are often avoided but i did test it and confirmed it’s 1A charging, but that’s for information purposes only to ascertain their claims.
Power mode performance
Accurately rated for watts
good amp limit
batteries are easy to urge in and out without damaging wraps
nice fire button
handles 25mm atomizers without overhang
easy to manage wattage quickly
color options (4)
Easy to use Menu (simple 2 modes only bypass and wattage)
rare regulated stick mod
Beautiful Steampunk style design
price point (under 35 bucks)
slight button yack fire button
So with all that said, do wish to recommend”> i like better to recommend this mod or not? I don’t wish to try to to a hard yes or no but this one leans pretty heavy towards the yes. Performance wise it’s right par with the nunchaku and ultex T80 mods so gives another good option where you’ll pick the design you’d like best (simple nunchaku, futuristic ultex, steampunk tesla). regrettable it wasn’t a 2×700 mod or that cold have made it stand out even more. i’ll be adding it to my sheet of recs linked down below
This is Anthony Vapes just keeping it honest, hopefully you all can say an equivalent and i’ll catch you on my next review.
This product was sent to me from vapesourcing
Due to possible QC difference your experience may vary.
I’ve been doing vape reviews since late 2016 and have done around 300 reviews so far . I enjoy helping vapers on forums also and helping contribute to the good vape community. I’m not an “out of the box” reviewer. I do my best to be thorough within the smallest amount times and have enough experience with many products to inform what’s good and what’s not. All mods get tested with an oscilloscope and stress tested and results are posted in my reviews.