The Mini Volt by Council of Vapor – Do Good Things Really Come In Small Packages?

Council of Vapor, who have previously released the popular Royal Hunter RDA and the
underrated Stratos, have just released the Mini Volt – a 40w variable wattage box mod that could very well be the smallest variable wattage vape mod to date.Council of Vapor Mini Volt review

It has an inbuilt Lipo battery that is recharged via micro USB, to save you having to swap batteries out, 40w of power along with the ability to slow down or increase the ramp up time, a nice custom fibre grip, can fire atomizers down to 0.2ohm and best of all, you’ll be able to buy for a great price with most retailers.

Let’s see what this little package can do!

Kit Contents

The Council of Vapor Mini Volt comes in a very nice presentation box that has-

1x Council of Vapor Mini Volt
1x Micro USB charging lead
1x instruction manual

Battery/Body/Build

It’s sleek small and beautiful, sporting a rubberized paint coating and real carbon fiber grip and it’s smaller than an 18650 battery! Even though it’s small, Council of Vapor definitely have not compromised on the build quality of the Mini Volt.Council of Vapor Mini Volt review

The only issue with it seems to be the power button can occasionally stick, but the buttons overall seem to be fine although very small.

At the top of the unit you will find the 510 connector- this is quite shallow so you will want to bear this in mind when using atomizers with a long 510 pin as there will be a gap. Next to the 510 connector is the screen, and this is small but very clear and crisp.Council of Vapor Mini Volt review

People with sight impairments may struggle to read what is on screen and unfortunately that is unavoidable with the small size of this unit.

Key Features

  • 1300mAh Battery Capacity
  • Wattage Range: 5-40W
  • Fires coils down to 0.2ohm
  • Carbon Fiber Grip
  • Premium Rubberized Paint Coat
  • Ultra-Compact Size
  • Three Ramp Modes: Soft, Standard, and Power
  • Intuitive LED Display
  • Micro-USB Port
  • 510 Connection
  • Dimensions: 35mm * 22mm * 56mm

How Does The CoV Mini Volt Perform?

Now I did a double take when I first saw that this tiny little unit was capable of outputting a highly respectable 40w. But it definitely does, and it’s the smallest unit around that is capable of doing so.

You also have three ramp modes included as well- soft, standard and powerful, which all serve to adjust the ramp up time giving you a different vape.Council of Vapor Mini Volt review

It can fire atomizers down to 0.2ohm, though it is recommended that you use atomizers with a resistance of 0.8ohm or higher, in order to benefit from optimum battery life.

Using it at 25w and under should see you through pretty much the whole day, above 25w and you will need to recharge this unit at least once. Recharging is done through micro USB and takes a couple of hours.

You will notice that if you are using a resistance of under 0.8ohm and power above 30w battery life will be extremely short indeed, you are looking at around an hour or two at most from the 1300mah Lipo.

Confusingly, adjusting the power isn’t a simple case of pressing the up or down buttons. You need to hold power and up until the power on screen starts blinking to adjust the power, and power and down to adjust the ramp settings.

This does have the benefit however of preventing the power from being adjusted randomly in your pocket however!

Final Council of Vapor Mini Volt Review Verdict

The Council of Vapor redefines what a small form factor unit can do! You won’t believe that something this small can put out so much power, and it does it consistently and accurately too.

The build quality and finish are excellent, and what you would come to expect from more highly priced units. It’s powerful, cheap and absolutely rock solid.

For the price, this is quite possibly one of the best vaping bargains you will be able to pick up.

If you aren’t bothered about temperature control, as there is none present with this chip, then I highly recommend this whether you are looking for an out and about vape mod, an at home unit or just a back up!

Pro’s

  • Smallest 40w mod around
  • Recharges quickly
  • Very comfortable in the palm of your hand
  • Very powerful unit
  • Variable power boost settings included
  • Great build quality
  • Clear screen
  • Good battery life under 25w and above 0.8ohm

Cons

  • Battery life is fairly poor over 25w
  • Power button has a tendency to stick
  • Button combinations required to change power settings
  • No temperature control
  • Can look a bit daft with tanks that dwarf it!

Where Can You Buy The Council Of Vapor Mini Volt?

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Ratamahatta
Been vaping full time for three and a half years, started on cigalikes for a fair while then curiosity got the better of me and I moved onto an ego/ce5 set up after, a month or two later I was seeing people walking around with these interesting shiny tubes and I thought 'I gotta get one of those'. Before I knew it a trip down to my local B&M got me my first VW mod, an Innokin SVD, paired with an iClear 30, and I was hooked. Soon after that I was jumping to VW mods both box and tube shaped, before I then made the jump to rebuilding and thus sub ohming, with my first RDA and mech mod. These days I'm still preferring mechanical mods, but using VW mods with both RDA's and tanks alike whilst on the move, most importantly I am still loving vaping!

3 COMMENTS

  1. This little thing is quite a beast. It does have a couple quirks like battery life (to be expected given its size) and, in my case, the rubberized portion of the cover started peeling in short order (not glaringly bad but noticeable nonetheless). The tank that comes w/ the kit is sufficient as well. If you can work within the confines of the specs of this piece it will treat you very very well – arguably the best low power VW mod on the market.

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