Introduction – The iKuun i200 by Eleaf
The Eleaf iKuun i200 is the latest mod with integrated battery from one of the best-known vaping brands in the world
Eleaf have brought us A LOT of product over the years including the mega successful iStick series which included the likes of the iStick 20W, iStick 30W, iStick 50W, when temperature control started to take off Eleaf responded actively and developed iStick TC40, iStick TC60W, and iStick TC100.
So back to it! Today we are going to take a look at one of Eleaf’s newest products the iKuun i200 an interesting little chap that goes up to 200w of power and has a 4600mAh internal battery.
In The Box
- Eleaf iKuun i200
- QC USB cable
- User manual
*UK users can buy the iKuun i200 as a Kit with the 2ml Melo 4 Tank
- Output wattage – 1-200W
- Battery capacity – 4600mAh
- Output modes – VW / TC / TCR
- Resistance range – 0.05-1.5ohm (TC) / 0.1-3.5ohm (VW)
- Temperature range – 100-315°C / 200-600°F
- Assembled weight exc. packaging – 147g approx.
- Size: 45*30*78.5mm
- Maximum charging current: 2A
- Maximum output current: 50A
- Thread type: 510 thread
- Temp range for charging: -5℃-50℃/23℉-
Check out the iKuun i200 Mod In Action With My Video Review
Design and Build Quality
The iKuun i200 is has very similar looks and feel to the Eleaf iKonn 220.
As always with Eleaf the design and attention to build quality are excellent. Constructed from plastic and a zinc aluminium the feel of this device in the hand is one of comfort, it’s also a surprisingly light weight mod considering it has an internal battery of 4600mAh.
The Eleaf iKuun i200 will hold tanks up to 25mm without overlap, Eleaf have added a temperature protection for charging this Mod as well as updating the brightness of the OLED screen compared to the iKonn.
A quick guide to 1st use out of the box
Make sure that you fully charge the iKuun i200 before you use it for the 1st time! As daft as this sounds my mod came with ½ or less power. First charge will help prolong the life of the battery!
Use the included QC USB cable, charging can be done with a computer via USB or with a suitable USB charger plug.
How does The iKuun i200 Perform?
I have used the iKuun i200 with multiple tanks and RDA/RDTA’s and different wires, for this review I have used the OBS Engine Nano RTA, and 24g Kanathal at 0.4ohms with one of my own homemade e-liquids I call “black mint toots”.
25W – Airflow almost closed for Mouth to Lung draw, while the vapour was slightly disappointing the flavour was out of this world! I spent a full 24 hours using the ikuun i200 as a mouth to lung vape mod at 25w by the end of the 24hrs I still had 15% battery power left.
60W – Using the mod for a full 24 hour period I found I had to recharge it three times within the 24hrs! The flavour and vapour I experienced with using the OBS Nano was what I expected thick and very flavoursome.
TC – because of the higher wattage testing I switched the OBS Nano out for one of my Recoil RDA’s 0.3 SS Clapton’s 80w 450F and 100w 420F.
Again I can report that the flavour and vapour was very good at both these temperatures and wattages, I managed nearly 6 hours of TC vaping before a recharge was needed. Dry cotton test for TC with SS316 left a slight but faint banding on the cotton which to me is quite acceptable.
You are able to update the Firmware and download a Logo file direct from the Eleaf website. In case things go wrong with the update or your iKuun freezes up on you (it sometimes happens with every e-cigarette) there is a small reset pin hole in the centre of the adjustment buttons, hold this down with a pin and the iKuun will reset itself back to the factory default.
- On and off x5 clicks of the fire button
- Stealth, on and off fire button and minus Adjustment button
- Lock and unlock the device both Adjustment buttons
- While off both adjustment buttons to flip the screen
- Click fire button x3 to change wire settings, when flashing tap the + to scroll the functions while in power tap + and the – to change wire TC types
- Preheat USB and Logo, hold fire and + together to enter logo function, to enter preheat press + once to enter the USB bank function press + twice
- Temp mode SS316, Ti, Ni
- Power mode SS316, Kanthal
- TCR M1, M2, M3
This device has a Temperature Protection for 2A Quick Charge Capability
Indications and Protection
The Eleaf iKuun i200 has multiple protections and indications which include – Atty protect, atty low alert, atty short circuit no atty, low voltage, Temp alert, weak battery, charge error, check usb, charging temp protect and more.
Please refer to the user manual for full operational Specifications and Protections.
What I Like
Every box was ticked with the iKuun i200, this mod is light weight, cost is cheap, and it works well in either Power or TC modes. The battery life is good, much better than some other mods with the same size internal battery, the unit comes in 6 colour variations.
What I Didn’t Like
The name of this unit is confusing as some retailers list the unit as the “iKuun” and others including Eleaf list it as “iKuu” I can only think the difference being is if you buy the kit form that has the Melo 4 Tank included it will be called “iKuu”. The only thing I would like changed on this unit is the 510 connection if it had been centred you would have been able to get Attys larger than 25mm on the unit
Final Review Verdict
What can I say… For a cheap 200w box mod this iKuun i200 ticks just about every box, it passed every test I could think off without me damaging the unit, a very easy to use mod.
In my mind it would be great kept in the car as a travel mod, with the price of this mod I would happily recommend this to those vapers wanting to take a step up and or a foray into Temp Control.
Would I buy the Eleaf iKuun i200 mod again if I should loose or have it stolen?? Yes I would.
- Does everything it says on the tin
- Works well in both VW and TC
- Very simple to operate
- Retail cost is cheap
- Ideal travel mod
- No real Cons from me
- Moving the 510 would have allowed for Atty’s bigger than 25mm