Today I’m taking a good look at the Vandy Vape Pulse AIO Kit – a Billet style box mod made in collaboration with American YouTuber Tony B.
Since releasing the original Pulse BF Squonk kit Tony B has updated the Pulse several times, all of which have been very popular. In turn this has bought us a more affordable way to vape!
What Can We Expect From the Vandy Vape Pulse AIO Kit?
The Pulse AIO is a budget friendly version of the much more expensive billet box device. I would describe this kit as an internal pod box mod!The device is also compatible with most Boro tanks and the kit includes an RBA and stock coil tank.
If you are not sure what the term “Boro” refers to – basically this is a tank designed for use on Billet Box mods and the front slide off tank panel is made from Borosilicate glass – hence the name.
These tanks are really versatile and you can buy different rebuildable decks and “Bridges” which are adaptors that allow you to use different stock coils in the tank. Also a lot of devices by other manufacturers are compatible with this system.
The device is powered by a single battery with a maximum output power of up to 80W!
There are 6 colour options to choose from: Black, Frosted White, Frosted Green, Frosted Black, Frosted Red and Frosted Blue. You can of course purchase the side panels separately in a different colour to create your own combination.
This product was sent to me for the purpose of review.
As always my thoughts and views are my own after a considerable testing period!
In The Box
- Vandy Vape Pulse AIO device
- DIY RBA Vessel
- Stock coil Vessel
- VVC Coil head x2
- 2x 24ga Ni80 coil – 0.4ohm
- Accessory bag
- Coil leg cutting guide
- 18650 battery adaptor
- USB Type C Cable
- User manual
- Size: 97.5×55.6x28mm
- Output: 5-80W
- Battery: 1×18650 / 21700 / 20700 (not included)
- User modes: VW, VV, TC, Bypass
- Screen – approx. 14mm by 5mm
- Temperature Control (SS,Ti,Ni)
- Resistance Limits: 0.05-3ohm
- E-liquid capacity: DIY RBA Vessel= 3.7ml, Pre-built Coil Vessel = 5ml
- USB Type C Charging – 1A charge rate
- Includes DIY RBA pod and VVC Coil compatible pod
- Compatible with Boro tanks
- Customisable buttons, surrounds and panels
- Side fill port
- Adjustable positive 510 connection
- Vandy Chip Chipset
Design and Build Quality
The kit comes well presented in a card box and includes an excellent amount of extras.
I received the Frosted White version.
Vandy Vape Pulse AIO Kit Overview
The device measurements are 97.5mm tall including the mouthpiece, 55.6mm depth and a width of 28.2mm.
The whole device is made of Polycarbonate making it fairly light but with a feel in the hand that is very substantial!
From the top
The Pulse AIO comes with a Teflon 510 mouthpiece and to be honest I really don’t like this drip tip! It never seems to sit correctly in the tank not even if I lube it with e-liquid.
The tank securing 510 nut is removable and holds the tank in place with pressure!
Both plastic panel doors are held in position by magnets, the only difference between the panels is the front panel has a hole for the fire button.
Both panels have thumbnail slots to help remove them from the case.
Inside the Vandy Vape AIO
Looking under the front panel you will see a large clicky plastic fire button and the button is replaceable. In fact the whole device is highly customisable – more about that further on!
The small OLED screen measures approximately 14mm by 5mm and the screen is clear and bright.
Below the screen are the adjustment buttons (again replaceable). Whilst quite small and made of plastic they have a nice click to them! The unit also has a USB “Type C” charge port rated at 1amp.
This side also has cut outs to help remove the both the tank and battery.
Looking under the side panel, the device will hold a 21700/20700 battery or a 18650 with the aid of the included battery adaptor.
When new, the unit comes with the 3.7ml RBA tank installed. Also included in the box is a 5ml stock coil tank that takes the VVC range of coils.
Removal of the tank is accomplished by unscrewing the 510 nut. The Pulse AIO has an adjustable 510 screw under the tank for those that may wish to use Boro tanks in the device.
Lastly you will see Vandy Vape own chipset board, sealed in a plastic box that has lightly moulded advertisement on it.
In effect what Tony has done here is to rearrange the insides of the Pulse Squonk!
Sides and Bottom
The sides are rounded which makes the unit really comfortable to hold!
One side of the device has 3 airflow holes which match up perfectly to the tank airflow.
Normal safety marks have been moulded on the bottom of the device. Curiously there are no other markings on the exterior of the mod to say this is a Vandy Vape product.
Tony’s version is customisable with replaceable buttons, button surrounds and screen panels. These are all available separately.
You can even change the screws!
Tony has named the tanks “Vessels”. Think about it, naming the device “Pulse”, Vessel does make sense!
The kit comes with 2 tanks.
Is made of clear plastic with “Pulse” as advertisement. The tank will hold up to 3.7ml of liquid and has a Silicone fill port plug.
The base/build deck is metal with a curved build deck and the deck is designed to hold 1 coil.
Because the deck is curved, the airflow strikes the sides and bottom of the coil.
A black plastic airflow ring is removable from the 510 connection threading, which is great because you can then attach the build deck to a mod or Ohms reader to prepare your coil.
Stock Coil Vessel
Again made of plastic with a metal chimney and coil section it has an adjustable metal airflow ring.
One of the things I hate about pods is the TPD liquid capacity of 2ml!
No such worries with this tank it has a liquid capacity of 5ml.
It uses the Vandy Vape VVC coil range and 2 come with the kit.
- VVC30 0.3Ω – 30 to 45W
- VVC60 0.6Ω – 18 to 26W
How Does the Vandy Vape Pulse AIO Kit Perform?
To start with today I will be making my own DIY Kanthal 24g coil for use with the RBA deck, the coil was created using a 3mm bit spaced and reads 0.5Ω.
I will then swap the RBA tank for the stock coil tank with the 0.6Ω coil.
With both tanks I will be using “Sweet Lime Slushy” by Digi Vape. Kwik Vape liked the recipes so much they bought the company!
Basic Quick Start Guide
Make your coil or use those that come with the kit.
- Cut the coil tails around 6mm using the coil leg cutting guide and place coil in the clamp holes and screw down the clamp screws.
- Insert your cotton, cut approximately where I have and fluff and tuck the tails into the deck.
- Dampen the cotton and coil with e-liquid.
- Install the tank into the Pulse AIO mod and fill with e-liquid via the fill port.
Stock Coil Tank
- As always make sure you prime your coil before firing of the device by filling the tank and leaving to stand for 5-10 minutes. You can also add a drop or two of e-liquid to the inside of the coil before installing – be careful not to add too much or this could cause spitting.
- Place the coil into the tank and fill with E-liquid
- Install the tank into the mod.
- Place your choice of battery into the mod
You can charge the battery via the USB 1A type C port, but as always I recommend using a standalone charger.
- Click the fire button 5 times to turn the device on and off
- Mode selection – click the fire button 3 times to choose from Variable Wattage, Variable Voltage, Temperature Control (SS, Ti, Ni) or Bypass.
- Press the fire button to confirm choices.
- Holding down the plus button and fire together will lock/unlock the device
- Fire and minus button together will flip the screen.
- Holding both adjustment buttons together will activate the menu system, which includes Rst, Ver, TCR, Smart, and Normal.
- This device will adjust from 5 to 80W.
- In volts the power will adjust from 0.5V to 6.0V
The Pulse AIO has several protections including 10 second timeout and low battery warning.
So what do I think of the Pulse AIO from Vandy Vape
When I first opened the box, I wasn’t impressed at all by the plastic look of the device. However the Polycarbonate is quite thick and sturdy, to me a see through body normally denotes cheap materials!
Over the time I have been using the device I have come to appreciate the sheer all over design and quality as well as it’s customisability. In fact I have striped the unit down to almost bare bones and most impressively found no hint of glue anywhere!
This is a nice little RBA to use, it gave me fair flavour. I did find leaving the plastic airflow ring off allowed for bigger clouds!
I do have to warn you – the base/deck is quite loose so I recommend reassembly of the AIO before filling!
The 5ml stock coil vessel was highly impressive, it’s a perfect tank for out and about!
While I wouldn’t call the vapour production from the VVC0.6ohm coil stellar, as a 20w mouth to lung vape it sure did tick my box for flavour!
I wasn’t so impressed with the longevity of the 0.3Ω coil, it only lasted me 2 days at 40w!
18650 batteries work great with this kit however it is my recommendation you take advantage of 21700 batteries.
My 21700 lasts me 2 days with the Stock Vessel at 20W and at least ¾ of a day at 45W with the RBA Vessel.
- Good Quality
- Excellent Design
- Good flavour and vapour production
- Wonderful battery life
- Side filling vessels
- No liquid leaking
- Adjustable 510 connection for Boro tank compatibility
- 0.3Ω VCC coil longevity
Final Review Verdict
The Pulse AIO is an affordable take on the more expensive Billet Box design.
The only thing I really didn’t like was the mouthpiece!
Other than that the mod is simple to use, the flexibility of having the RBA tank really is an attractive quality to me.
The stock coils gives good flavour and vapour production even if the longevity is a bit suspect!
Would I recommend the Vandy Vape Pulse AIO Kit?
If you want to learn to build DIY coils this would be an excellent starting place!
Would I buy this kit again due loss or damage?
One word “Yes”!
Are you a fan of the Vandy Vape Pulse AIO? Let us know in the comments below!