The Innokin Endura T18-II kit is as the name suggests the new version of the existing T18 kit.T18-2 main image

The original T18 kit was a beauty and I have friends who really loved it.

What Can We Expect From The T182 by Innokin?

Well for a start the battery capacity is better – now you get a 1300mAh battery instead of the 1000mAh on the original. Also you have 3 power output settings. You can select from Cool (10.5W), Medium (12W) and Warm (13.5W).
t18 v1 v2
The tank is a newer version and now you get adjustable airflow and a protective magnetic cap to keep ming out of your drip tip.

Apparently the original T18 coils will fit – but make sure to buy the correct type. If the coils in your kit have the “3” holes up the side – buy the T18-E coils, if yours have “5” holes up the side you will need T18 (not the E). They are not interchangeable!T18 coil types

This is really a starter kit for MTL (Mouth to Lung) vapers – a vape style often favoured by ex-smokers to give a similar sensation to inhaling a cigarette. Also these are designed for low VG, higher nicotine or nic salt e-liquid. We have a few guides to help you understand these terms…

There are 5 colours to choose from – Black, Blue, Rainbow, Violet and Coffee.endura t18 2

Thank you so much to Innokin who sent me a total of 5 of these devices – one in each colour. I have given 2 away to friends who currently use the Innokin T20-S and both have also used the T18 in the past too so will also be getting feedback from them.

Especially as they are not into more advanced vaping devices.

As usual I will report back honestly on my experience with the device I have in my possession.

So let’s get stuck in!

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What’s In The Box

  • Innokin Endura T18 II Battery
  • Innokin T18-II Prism tank
  • 2×1.5ohm coils
  • Magnetic cover cap
  • Spare drip tip
  • O-rings
  • USB cable
  • User manual

endura t18-2 kit contents


  • Battery: 1300mAh internal
  • Power modes: Cool (10.5W), Medium (12W) and Warm (13.5W)
  • Adjustable airflow
  • Magnetic cover cap
  • Compatible with original T18 coils

Build Quality & Design

As mentioned above I received 5 of these – one in each colour. However as my favourites were the Rainbow and Violet versions I shall concentrate mainly on them.T18-2 front views

One thing to mention is I had difficulty with the packaging – on the 2 devices I used myself and trying to help my friend unpack hers. The inner “drawer” arrangement has a blue tab on to pull.

Well this just came off in my hand and then on all three I unpacked I had to rip the outer sleeve to get into the package!endura t18-2 kit trashed boxes

First impressions are that this feels like it is a quality kit. The body of the device and tank is metal and has a paint effect rather than a coating. No rattles or wobbles and very solid – it does stand up but obviously being so tall it will fall with the slightest opportunity!

Some feedback from people I gave the other kits to was that the instruction booklets were printed in such minute text they were really hard to read.

Innokin Endura T18-II Battery

The battery section of this device is a lovely weight and feels nice in the hand.

There is a fire button which is a nice size and location and above the fire button are 3 small LED lights – which inform of battery capacity remaining and also power mode selection.T18-2 fire button

Depending on which colour version you have there is a graduated spray paint effect moving up the mod – this is not so much apparent on the rainbow version and isn’t there at all on the Black version.t18-2 size comparison

The base of the mod just has text stating “Capacity 1300mAh”.T18-2 bottom view

On the opposite side to the fire button is the Micro USB port.t18-II rear view

At the top of the mod is the plastic black airflow ring. This moves smoothly and opens and closes off the 4 airflow inlet holes. I thought initially this was part of the tank but it isn’t.

Basically the 510 connection (threaded part) on the tank is kind of hollow – not for e-liquid but the airflow from the inlets passes into the tank via the 510 pin – very unusual!t18-2 top view

Innokin T18-II Prism Tank

This is a pretty little tank and the only branding is the “T18II Prism” logo in between 2 of the viewing windows.t18-2 prism tank front view

Magnetic Cap

The first thing you will notice is there is a magnetic cap on the top of the tank – this is to protect the drip tip from pocket fluff etc.

Remove the cap and it can be attached to the bottom of the mod as that is magnetic too – however it’s a pain in the arse when you do that and you will keep knocking it off.t18-2 cover cap


The tank is a top fill – you remove the top cap to access it – very much like the T20-S tank. The threads are great and despite the top cap being smooth it is actually really easy to remove!t18-II prism tank dismantled


The drip tip is a 510 fitting, I tried some other tips in here and they fitted fine. You also get a spare identical drip tip in the kit.t18-II prism tank drip tip


The base of the tank has the legal logos and as mentioned above the airflow control is actually on the battery – so there might be issues using this tank on another battery?

I have only seen the tank for sale in a kit and testing the tank on another mod confirmed the fact you can only use this tank on the supplied battery. You get zero airflow if using on another mod.

Set-up Guide

The tank and battery are packaged separately so you will need to screw them together.endura t18-2 kit packaging

A coil is already installed in the tank so you just need to fill up, charge and you are ready to vape!

There is a nice guide on the inside of the box lid and also a quick setup guide leaflet too – both are pretty good.endura t18-2 guide

Mod Basic operation

t18-2 components

  • To turn on/off = press the fire button 3 times
  • Battery capacity = the light above the fire button will flash after vaping – 3 lights flashing = full, 2 lights flashing = half and 1 light flashing = low battery.
  • Output control = to select the wattage output turn off the battery then hold the fire button down and the light above the fire button will cycle through each setting. Release the fire button when the setting you require is illuminated. The 3 lights illuminated = 13.5W, two lights = 12W and 1 light = 10.5W. Turn the battery back on with 3 presses of the fire button.t18-2 power indicator
  • Adjust airflow = rotate the black ring on the base of the tank – the more holes exposed means the more airflow. To make the airflow more restricted close off the holes one at a time.

How To Charge The Battery

  • Use the supplied USB cable install the small end into the USB port on the battery.t18-II charging
  • Install the large end into a suitable USB outlet.
  • The lights will cycle through the level indications.T18-2 charging lights
  • The lights will go out when fully charged.

How To Fill The Tank

  • This is a top fill tank so unscrew the top of the tank.
  • Add e-liquid in the space around the coil – do not add e-liquid to the centre hole of the coil – if you do and try to vape you might have no lungs left from the spitting!t18-2 refilling
  • Watch the e-liquid level through the tank window.
  • Replace the tank top cap.
  • If using a new coil or for first time use leave the tank to stand 5-10 mins for the coil wicking material to absorb the liquid. This may take up a lot of the liquid in the tank so check the level and refill as necessary.

Make sure the liquid level is always above 1/3 full as lower than this could be difficult for the coil to wick and could damage the coil and you will get a nasty dry hit!

How To Change The Coil Head

  • Remove the tank from the battery.
  • Turn the tank upside down.
  • Unscrew the tank base.t18-2 coil installed
  • If a coil is installed this will just pull out of the tank.t18-2 coil removal
  • Insert a new coil into the tank and make sure the edges of the coil are aligned with the straight edges on the tank – once aligned push the coil in fully.t18-2 coil alignment 2t18-2 coil alignment
  • Replace the tank base and fill as described above.

How Does the Innokin Endura T18 II Kit Perform?

Flavour & Cloud Production

As this is a low power Mouth to Lung (MTL) kit I am using a 50% PG/50% VG e-liquid. I will test with standard high nicotine e-liquid and also 20mg salt nic liquid.

I will test this in each power output mode and also with the airflow in each setting.

With all 4 airflow holes open – this is still pretty restricted. With all 4 holes closed there is still a slight bit of airflow – some tanks you can shut it down completely. In my opinion the range of airflow is spot on for a MTL device. I favoured the 4 holes open setting as I generally am more of a DTL vaper lately.

T18 1.5ohm Coil

Nic Salt E-liquid

Using Nicotine Salt liquid first – one of my favourites the Apollo Smoozie – Strawberries Gone Wild – 20mg nicotine strength. I used the Rainbow kit for this test.


Starting off at the lowest power setting – 10.5W and this is already pretty good, I can taste the liquid and a decent amount of vapour too – not as much throat hit as I was expecting – but generally Nic Salt liquid does give you less of a hit.


Moving up to the middle setting 12W this is a huge improvement, lots more flavour and vapour. Slightly more throat hit too.


At the maximum power setting 13.5W the taste is really great and a wonderful throat hit. Also a lot more vapour than I was expecting.

This is a huge step up in performance from the original T18 and on the highest power level it is very impressive indeed!

I have used this for 7 days so far and the coil is still as good as the first day – so coil life looks like it will be great too. I had no spitting or dry hits either – excellent!

Standard High Nicotine E-liquid

So for this test I am using a 12mg standard nicotine e-liquid which I used a lot in pod mods. I used the Violet kit for this test.


Starting on the lowest power – 10.5W I already get a great taste from my Blueberry liquid. Wow and the throat hit is immense!


At the middle power setting – 12W I actually coughed! Wow this crashes into the back of your throat. The nic salt is definitely a smoother vape.


OK let’s be brave and test the 13.5W power level… As expected quite harsh on the throat and I did prefer this liquid at the lower power settings.

That’s why the power level options are so useful as the nic salt needed higher power whereas standard nicotine liquid is happier at the lower to middle end of the power range.

My friend who also uses this kit with high nic liquid said that she was getting pretty much the same performance with this kit as she was getting with the T20-S with the 0.8ohm coil! This has a 1.5ohm coil – so that’s good going!

Innokin Endura T18-II Mod Performance

The instructions are great so this is very easy to use – even for technophobes. The idea of different power levels can be a bit daunting to some users but they are simple enough to get to grips with.

I would have preferred different colour LED’s to show battery life – i.e. green = fully charged etc. On this mod the battery flashes twice after pressing the fire button and sometimes if you are not quick enough you can miss this.

Also having the airflow inlet and adjustment on the mod is kind of strange if you ask me.

The power delivery was pretty quick and felt accurate. I did try to test the tank on another mod but there was zero airflow so it didn’t work!

Battery Life

I mainly used this on the 12W power setting. If you use the lower or higher settings the battery life will vary.

I found regular vaping I got 10 hours of battery life.


  • Lovely looking kit
  • Easy to use
  • Addition of adjustable airflow was a great update.
  • Power level settings make it easy to change between standard high nic and nic salt e-liquid and get the best performance out of both.
  • Excellent flavour, vapour and throat hit especially in the higher power setting.
  • Great battery life
  • Robust kit – got knocked over (many times!), carried upside down and rolled off a table and still no leaks or damage


  • Airflow adjustment is on the battery. So you can’t use the tank or mod with other devices. Not a big issue if you are just expecting to use this device.
  • Battery indication system not the best – you can miss the lights flashing sometimes.
  • Other people reported issues trying to see the tiny text in the instructions.

Final Review Verdict

Again Innokin have created a cracking starter kit. This has been updated to include adjustable airflow and 3 power modes. Not that there was any big issues with the original T18 but these updates have massively enhanced it.

The power output options I didn’t think would make much difference – but I was very wrong.

Using nic salt liquid the Innokin Endura T18 II shone in the highest power setting. However with standard high nicotine e-liquid it was much better in the lower power settings.

Therefore this device easily caters to both types of liquid and gives great performance for either.

This is super easy to use, performs brilliantly and I think any starter vaper could do a hell of a lot worse. I worry sometimes if people get a crap starter kit they will get a bad first impression of vaping. The Innokin Endura T18-II kit will give them the best impression they could get.

The target market is obviously the same people who would buy any of the Endura range and these people would be equally happy with this kit.

Only a couple of slight niggles regarding the airflow location on the battery and the indicator lights.

I did find the other people who I gave kits to didn’t always know how to adjust the airflow or the power and they needed showing how to do it – the instructions whilst to me were pretty good – didn’t explain this very well to others who weren’t as technical.

When I gave my friend Abby this kit she was massively impressed. I hope she won’t mind me saying but she isn’t the most technical of people and doesn’t like changing devices as she gets used to what she uses the most. The first vape made her smile and she said it was lovely to use.

However you need to remember you cannot use this tank on its own with another mod and you cannot use the battery with a different tank. The airflow design means no other components are compatible. Only an issue if you are looking to try different devices of course.

Did you buy The Innokin Endura 2? What do you think? Let us know in the comments below!

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Michelle Jones

I am an engineer and Technical Author by trade. My journey in vaping began around 2016, in the days of Tornado tanks, Ego batteries and Variable Voltage. It took me a few years to fully quit smoking but I finally stopped in June 2019 and that is all thanks to vaping! 20mg Nicotine Salts are my hero! Oh and I am partial to a nice pod mod and Bubblegum e-liquid! I have reported on the latest news on Ecigclick since 2017 and love being part of this great team! My passion for Tobacco Harm Reduction has also led me to becoming a Trustee for the NNA (New Nicotine Alliance) aiding in Advocacy

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I am an engineer and Technical Author by trade. My journey in vaping began around 2016, in the days of Tornado tanks, Ego batteries and Variable Voltage. It took me a few years to fully quit smoking but I finally stopped in June 2019 and that is all thanks to vaping! 20mg Nicotine Salts are my hero! Oh and I am partial to a nice pod mod and Bubblegum e-liquid! I have reported on the latest news on Ecigclick since 2017 and love being part of this great team! My passion for Tobacco Harm Reduction has also led me to becoming a Trustee for the NNA (New Nicotine Alliance) aiding in Advocacy
innokin-endura-t18-ii-reviewLook I have only dropped a couple of marks for the Airflow and LED design. One big downside is you can only use this tank and battery with each other - other mods or tanks are not interchangeable. For a stock coil starter kit this is an excellent place to start, not too daunting but performs so well. The lower power settings suit high nic liquid and the higher power level was perfect for Nic Salt - so very versatile. Another great Innokin starter kit - well done!


  1. I just totally love vaping with the Endura 2. I recently bought the Zlide but don’t like it as no throat hit with it at all and funnily enough each time I use it I feel nauseous. So I put that to the side and done some more research. As I already own the Prism 18E, which is next to me all the time, I reckoned I couldn’t go far wrong with the newer model. Yep. Great throat hit ( highest setting for me), good taste and it feels well made in my hand. Glad I bought this little winner. I ought to mention I’m three years post smoking rollies. Still miss them but this definitely helps.

  2. It’s complete rubbish….. Liquid leaks from where the coil fits in the bottom of the tank…… The more you top it up….The quicker you’ll ruin the threads and small white rubber seal….. I’ve had mine a month and have now resorted in using a small piece of electrical tape around the top to stop it letting air in….. The airflow adjustment also is’nt much good…..When closed…..One minute it’s fine…..The next it seems to let air in…. So for a constant same each time MTL drag you’ll soon be frustrated with it… In short it could have been designed much better…. The small white rubber seal needs to be wider….And the lip that sits against it needs to be a smooth rolled edge….The way the coil fits also needs to be better designed….Yes you tighten the ring to hold the coil in….But that also needs a seal to stop the liquid leaking through the middle onto the top of the battery….. My advice…..Buy something better….Because if this vape was a car it would be an old Fiat Punto…… LOL !

  3. Hiya,
    I just bought my T18-II and some juices to see if it can make me quit the cigs so I’m trying to read up in general on everything while I’m waiting for the delivery. There’s 1 thing I can’t seem to find. It’s clear that I’ll have to wait for the first time for the juice to soak the wick but I can’t really find out roughly how much time. 😔 Also some sites mention priming the wick and some seem to be against it. What do you think? Can you give me some pros and cons?
    Thanks so much 😊

    • There is no definite amount of time – I usually find with wire coils (as in the T18 range) I fill up the tank and leave it to stand for 10 mins before vaping to prime the coils. With Mesh coils it can take a bit longer to make sure they are fully primed.
      People have their own way of priming either adding liquid directly to the coil or like me filling the tank and leaving it to soak in for a while.
      I have found sometimes if you add liquid directly to the coil to prime it if you add too much you can flood it (makes it pop and spit when you first vape) but this does usually clear and is only if you add too much eliquid. I just find filling the tank and leaving it works fine for me.
      We have a guide on why you might have a burnt taste to your vape and not priming completely is one of the causes – so have a read Why does my vape taste burnt?
      Hope this helps – wishing you luck – you have a great starter kit there – try with nicotine salt eliquid at 20mg strength and it should really help cure your ciggie cravings – it has worked for me when all other methods failed!

    • Hi there
      Could be a number of things but the first thing I would suggest is to try another coil – some of the same coils on older models could leak – sometimes up to 2 in a pack of 5 would be like that, its to do with the cotton not spreading equally around the holes in the side. I found if you use a small pin you can actually pull the cotton about so all the wicking holes have cotton visible – it does seem to help.
      I would try that first! I would also get on to Innokin if that is the case – I have complained a few times, it is not all coils and often you have a pack where they are all fine – but the odd one or two can be like that. I just think the cotton settles inside the housing and just leaves open holes for the liquid to seep through.

  4. Please help !! I have just received my vape but it’s just not working, I have filled the tank and it’s fully charged, I press the power button and all three LED lights come on but nothing else happens

    • I found that myself on the Mini version and when you change the coil it should work properly – I put it down to a dodgy coil!

  5. This is my first vape and can confirm most of the observations. Mouthpiece can get hot, no leaks though. Lost the cap after 2 weeks. First coli lasted 3 weeks. Was wondering why it wasn’t hitting the spot. Also, vape started to misfire and flash the middle led. I use it exclusively on the lowest setting, but trying different airflow. Not sure what difference it’s supposed to make. Gone from very heavy daily pipe smoking to just vaping quickly with no issues. All in all a brilliant little thing. Despite only having ever used this vape, no others, I would very much recommend it to other (ex) smokers. Although I’m struggling to find a genuinely nice tobacco flavour juice, have settled on enhancing all the average tobacco flavoured juices with menthol and apple which works for me. Good review, by the way.

  6. Thanks for all the info. I was paranoid that the Juul was going to explode in my face. I already have the T18 11 in lilac, the one that you used. Will this explode?? Also, how often must the coil be changed?

    • The T18-2 does have airflow adjustment and 3 power levels so in that sense it is better. However I have given a few of these away to people who already use the T20s and they still use their T20s mainly but still enjoy this!
      Also one slight downside is that this uses existing T18 coils which sometimes were a bit hit and miss quality wise – the T20 coils seemed to be more reliable.
      If your T20S broke I would say buy this but if you are happy with it stick with it. Perhaps even use the tank on a removable battery mod for a bit more battery life?

  7. Thank you so much for the factual, on-point, objective, detailed to specifics review! It’s perfect! I’ve already learned more about the kit before it arrives!

    To be honest, I was a bit of a misogynist (it’s not such a crime here in Eastern Europe) – I didn’t think the review was by a woman, because I haven’t seen any / good reviews by women on these vaping systems, and I’m of the opinion women are most often not naturally technically inclined. I do have women colleagues who are better programmers than other colleagues though, so I shouldn’t have been so surprised. Don’t tell me you’re also naturally blonde haha!

    The website is another place I hadn’t noticed before when reading / looking for these reviews.

    Very on point, very practical and helpful information, and thorough reviewing, and sharing feedback from others is an advantage other / most reviewers don’t have, which also increases the quality of the review!

    Thanks again!

    • Hahahahaha thank you so much for your Kind words!
      I am actually naturally blonde – just a bit darker than I am now – hahahahaha


  8. Hi There
    The Prism T1811 and love it…. except have you notice it LEAK??
    I was told because I had to change the Coil every week, I don’t use it that often and well think this is a little excessive!!! Thats £4.00 a week only on the coil
    and well I don’t think that’s the answer because I changed it and 2 days later it leaked!!

    Any ideas?

    • Hiya I haven’t had any issues with either of mine – however this does ring a bell.
      My friend used the T18 tanks for a long time – the original one – which uses the same coils.
      She would have 2 or 3 coils in each pack which would just leak.
      I read online about it being down to the cotton inside – sometimes the cotton is uneven inside and when you actually look at the coil head some of the holes in the side have no cotton anywhere near them.
      Basically if you can use a needle/pin to move the cotton around to make sure all the holes have cotton showing it should help. Poke the needle into each wicking hole and sort of drag the cotton across the hole a bit. It is a pain in the bum though – I used to fully re-wick her coil heads and put new cotton in them all before she used them.
      So have a look at your coil heads and see if it is that. If so get on to Innokin about them as I have complained in the past too.

    • Hi Maggie, I’m 1½ years late to the party, guessing this bird has well and truly flown, but my reply might help someone who Googles this issue….

      A buddy gave me his T18-II and few replacement coils when he upgraded to the ‘Innokin Endura T18-II BEEFCAKE’ model. I didn’t get the user manual, so the first time I replaced a coil I disassembled everything very watchfully.

      My life is a benediction of PWNAGE by creed and by deed. . . . Boom, knew it! Had a big win with the reassembly: The thread engaged first attempt and it screwed back up to that ‘firm’ sweet spot, nothing rattled, it produced vape just like before.

      . . . .but around the same time I noticed my T18-II would feel rather greasy whenevs I grabbed it from my backpack.

      Gutsed it out for a few days assuming it would come good, because PWNAGE…. Finally asked my buddy if he had any theories, and he quickly discovered the problem was *ahem* my REASSEMBLY FAIL.


      Refer to the ‘How To Change The Coil Head’ section of Michelle’s marvellous oeuvre, where she says ‘MAKE SURE THE EDGES OF THE COIL ARE ALIGNED WITH THE STRAIGHT EDGES ON THE TANK’.

      I didn’t even notice the straight edges, so do ya think there was even a sniff of ‘MAKE SURE’ happening? However, that step can be done incorrectly and the T18-II will screw back together with the tactile feedback saying you’re havin’ a win.

    • That is quite strange – I have no issues with either of my T18-2 kits.

      Which power setting are you using and is the airflow fully closed?
      Also what e-liquid mixture (VG/PG) are you using?

      • Hi Brian, pretty much what Michelle asked Wendy.

        A crackle isn’t unusual, it’s usually just excess liquid on the coils going from cold to super hot in a split second.

        Also, try not to take drags like you would on a cig ie: sharp quick drags. Sounds strange but try to take gentler drags. Open up the airflow and try the lower power setting.


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