The Wismec Presa 100W TC Introduction
The Wismec Presa mod has come a long way since its humble 40w variable wattage beginnings.
The latest release in the sleek & ergonomically designed platform is the Presa TC100W temperature control mod.
With a slightly larger profile than its predecessors, the new 100watt version now snuggly houses a single 26650.
But don’t be put off by this if you only have 18650’s in your arsenal, as it also comes with a sleeve adapter, which allows the use of the more popular 18650 battery.
What’s In The Box
- Wismec Presa TC100 Mod.
- 18650 Battery Sleeve
- USB Firmware / Charging Cable
- Instruction manual
Presa 100W TC features
- Output wattage: 1-100w (75w max. recommended in 18650 mode)
- Output modes: VW/Bypass/TC-Ni/TC-Ti/TC-SS316/TCR Mode
- Temperature range: 100-315°C / 200-600°F (TC modes)
- Resistance range: 0.05-1.5ohm for TC modes
- Resistance range: 0.1-3.5ohm for VW/Bypass mode
- Battery type: High-rate 26650 cell (discharging current should be above 35A
- High-rate 18650 cell with battery sleeve (discharging current should be above
- 25A)(Batteries sold separately)
- Firing button safety lock switch
- 2.4cm OLED Screen displaying: Mode, Temperature, Power/Voltage, Real Time
- Resistance Readout, Real Time Current Readout, Puff/PCB Temperature & Battery Life.
- Micro USB Charging / Firmware upgrade Port
- 510 Spring Loaded Connector
- Ergonomically shaped firing button
- Adjustment (+ & -) Buttons
- Protection Features: Temperature Protection, 10 Second Firing Protection, Short Circuit
- Protection, Low Resistance/Low Voltage/Low Battery Protection
- Device size: 93mm x 46mm x 30mm (HxDxW)
Aesthetics and Functionality
Putting aside the Presa’s ergonomic profile, the first noticeable thing about the 100W TC is its size.
The device is slightly larger than its 40 & 75W predecessors which allows room for a larger OLED screen and 26650 battery compartment to be incorporated.
In terms of the Presa’s sleek and ergonomic style, I’ll be totally honest and say that it’s not my ‘cup of tea’, however, it did grow on me.
It’s very comfortable to hold in the hand, not overly heavy even with a 26650 onboard and the front face firing button makes using the Presa 100TC incredibly easy. Just a squeeze of the palm get this firing.
At the top of the box mod there is a standard 510 connector with a spring loaded pin.
I had a number of issues with fitting atomizers to the 510 connector. In about 80% of instances they could not screw down sufficiently enough to fit flush with the device.
This was partly due to the shallow depth of the pin in the 510 connector but also because of the shape of the top of the mod which is slightly chamfered.
At the top of the front face of the Presa mod you have the safety lock switch (also a feature on previous versions of the device) which locks the firing button preventing the mod from operating when in your bag or pocket.
Personally, I feel happier turning the device off before popping into my pocket, but the safety lock is a good feature and one that could be included on a lot more mods.
The larger 2.4cm OLED display screen, which bears similarities to the eVic-VTC and Cuboid devices, contains a wealth of information.
- The first row at the top of the screen provides details on the Mode (VW, Bypass, TC, TCR) and the Wire type (Ni, Ti, SS).
- Beneath this, the next row is the Wattage (1w to 100w) or the Temperature (°C, °F) depending on the selected mode.
- Next is the Voltage/Wattage and Ohms readouts.
- Below this is the Puff Counter/Total Vape Time/Printed Circuit Board Temperature values and the Amps readout in real-time.
- And finally, at the bottom of the screen is the battery level indicator.
Overall, the larger OLED screen is very clear and easy to read but is a little dim, making it a little difficult to read in bright sunlight.
The plus and minus buttons, located just below the screen, are clicky and responsive as expected. And finally, at the bottom of the mods face is the micro USB charging & firmware upgrade port.
The fire button is a great feature of this mod, allowing operation in almost any position while still being very responsive with a clear and distinctive click.
Battery vent slots have been provided on the base of the Presa, although these are located towards the front of the mod which doesn’t align with the battery position, so these are likely to help with cooling the circuit board.
The battery compartment is accessed from the rear of the mod through a large battery door held in position by two strong magnets.
Installing and removing the battery is a very easy task, but one thing to note is that the positive connection is at the bottom of the battery sled.
As mentioned earlier, the Presa TC100 can take a single 26650 battery or a single 18650 with the use of the supplied sleeve/adapter. A great design feature and one that is overlooked in most mods out there.
Build Quality and Design
The Presa is available in three standard colours, black, silver & white.
Build quality is of a high standard with no button or battery door rattles. The overall finish of the mod appears to be hard wearing, taking the usual everyday knocks in its stride with little sign of scuffing or scratching.
The 510 connector worked as expected, although the majority of RBA’s and RDA’s used on the mod did not fit flush leaving a small gap of about 1.0mm. This is partly due to the position of the spring loaded pin which appears to be positioned high inside the 510 connector.
In addition to this, the top of the mod has a slight chamfered, which is not a major negative point, but it did play havoc with my OCD!
How Does The Wismec Presa 100W TC Perform?
In a nutshell, the all-round performance of the Wismec Presa 100W TC was top notch.
Initially, I wasn’t overly enthusiastic about the mod but once I got down to using it, it soon became my ‘goto’ device.
It covers the majority of Vapers needs and with the addition of the familiar (JoyeTech/Wismec) menu system the mod was a breeze to navigate and setup.
Temperature control performed as expected!
There was a slight issue with a Ni200 0.15ohm stock coil which I had to crank all the way up to 300°C (572°F) before I got a suitable vape.
But once I switched this out with a replacement, I was back to my preferred and sedate 240°C (465°F).
For advanced vapers, the TCR (Temperature Coefficient of Resistance) mode will be a welcome feature, allowing the manual adjustment of the TCR values for different types of wire (Ni, Ti and SS).
The TCR mode provides the user with the ability to fine-tune their vape experience. In my book, the TCR mode on any mod is an advanced user feature and should only be used by the more experienced vaper.
Further Reading: Beginners Guide To Temp Control
What I Liked
Overall, I was very impressed with the performance of the Wismec Presa TC100W mod.
It’s versatility provides something for everyone. Irrespective of what RTA or RDA that was attached to the mod, it performed admirably.
And the majority of atomizers looked good sitting on the top of the mod.
Being 30mm wide, the Presa opens up a wider choice of currently available larger atomizers.
What I Didn’t Like
Initially, I wasn’t that taken by the shape and style of the Presa, however, this soon changed.
My only real gripe with the mod is the fact that some atomizers didn’t screw down completely flush.
Other than that I can say hand on heart, there is nothing that I dislike about this mod.
Final Review Verdict
A great TC box mod that has a lot going for it and very little in the way of negatives. I will say if you are tilting towards OCD then the issue with tanks sitting completely flush may get to you.
- 26650 battery provides great longevity for vaping (depending on wattage/temp preferences)
- Uses both 18650 & 26650 batteries
- Temperature control functions works very well
- Spring loaded pin on the 510 connector prevents some atomizers sitting flush
- OLED screen difficult to read in bright daylight