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Introduction: The Livepor 200W Box Mod from Yosta

The Yosta Livepor 200W Box mod is a new release from Yosta – again using lightweight materials and a compact design.

I recently reviewed the Livepor 230 and it is still happily going strong and for the price it is a really excellent mod.

So will the Livepor 200W be as good?

This is a dual 18650 battery mod and will output up to 200W.

There are Variable Wattage, Mech (By-pass), TC (SS / Ni / Ti) and TCR modes to choose from.

Yosta say this mod is also made of a new “Light weight material” – no idea exactly what it is – but it reminds me a lot of the excellent Hugo Vapor Squeezer squonk mod material. Like a lightweight plastic material.
livepor 200 colours

There are 8 styles to choose from – the plain colour Black, Red and Blue and the new styles – Demon, Zebra, Camo, Dancefloor and Flames.

Thank you to Yosta for sending this for review – I will report back accurately on my findings with the mod in my possession.

Batteries charged let’s get stuck in!

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What’s In The Box

  • Yosta Livepor 200W box mod
  • USB cable
  • Manual

livepor 200 contents

Features

  • Size: 85x43x40mm
  • Max Wattage: 200W
  • Power modes: VW/Bypass/TC/TCR
  • Temperature range: 100-300°C / 200-600°F
  • Batteries: 2×18650 (not included)
  • Lightweight material
  • Resistance Range: 0.8-3.0 ohm
yosta livepor 200 specs
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Build Quality & Design

I have to bear in mind when I look at this mod – it is not an “Elitist” “high end” device. This is a budget friendly mod so for me it is more about performance.

livepor 200 front viewThe version I received is the Black model.

Build quality wise it isn’t awful and doesn’t feel at all flimsy. However the battery compartment door when installed does have some weird uneven gaps but the rest of the mod feels perfectly well made.livepor 200 side view

This is a very similar shape to a lot of the new 3D printed style mods for instance the Tesla Wye,  Vapor Storm Puma and the Laisimo Spring. So it could be they all use a similar base model?

livepor other mods
Left to right – Livepor 200, Livepor 230 and Augvape V200

It is surprising how lightweight this is for a dual battery mod – my Tesla Punk 85W with only 1 battery is way heavier than this!yosta livepor 200 alpha tank

The top of the mod houses a screwed in 510 connection plate but none of the screws are visible when a tank is installed. The 510 screw threads are perfectly fine and no wobble on the connector.livepor 200 510 connection

I tried the biggest tank I own on here the Freemax Mesh Pro and with the airflow adjustment ring this is around 25mm in diameter and as you can see no overhang.

The front of the mod houses the OLED screen, the round fire button, the adjustment buttons and the USB port. I briefly tested the USB port for re-charging and it worked fine – however it is not recommended to recharge batteries whilst they are in the mod.

The display is lovely and clear and you even get a display of the battery voltage for each battery.

livepor 200 screen

On the base of the mod is a weird branding thing saying “Master Roshi 200” and the required legal symbols – but that is all the branding that is visible. Who the bloody hell is “Roshi”?

livepor 200 bottom viewThe back of the mod is where the battery compartment cover prises off and as mentioned before it has some weird gaps going on.livepor 200 battery cover gaps

But it does close securely and doesn’t wobble or fall off. There are 4 magnets located on each corner of the mod and battery cover.yosta livepor 200 battery cover removed

The battery contacts are not solid – more like bendy strips – perhaps after a lot of battery removals these might not contact as intended so may need re-bending. I think the solid type spring loaded contacts are generally better quality.

Also the springy contacts could snag on battery wraps so keep an eye on them for any damage. I did notice some slight snags on the terminal ends of my batteries – not exposing any metal though.

livepor 200 battery contacts

I have spoken to a Rep from Yosta and said about the battery contact issue – which appears to be a common complaint from reviewers so far. So she will be passing this back to the design and development department and hopefully they will act on this.

Apart from the battery door and connectors this looks really well made!

Set-up Guide

Basic operation

livepor 200 components

  • Power on/off = 5x fire button presses (when mod is switched on the display says it is “locked” after 5 button presses. However it has turned off and will need to be switched back on again for use)
  • 20 second fire cut off = if the mod fires for longer than 20 seconds it will cut out to prevent overheating or damage
  • Overheat / overload = if the chip temperature exceeds 80°C the mod will display “Too Hot”
  • Atomiser short circuit = screen will display “Low Res”.
  • Battery voltage = below 5V screen will display “battery low” and the device will not fire until recharged.
  • Atomiser identification = when a new atomiser is connected to the mod the device will ask if this is a new atomiser and will reset accordingly.
  • Mode selection = press the fire button 3 times to select between the power modes – VW (Variable Wattage) – Mech (Bypass) – TC-Ni / TC-Ti / TC-SS (Temperature control modes), Atty lock (lock atomiser resistance when cold for temperature control).
  • TCR mode = enter the TC mode and press the fire button at the same time as up and down adjustment buttons to enter the TCR menu.
  • PTC = press the fire button twice to enter this mode and set your own custom power curves and save them to memory.
  • Stealth = press fire and up adjustment button at same time and confirm with fire button.
  • Power and temperature lock = press up and down buttons at the same time to lock the adjustment buttons. The fire button still operates in this mode.

How To Install The Batteries

When using a mod with removable batteries it is best to charge the batteries in a good quality external charger.

Do a quick check of batteries for torn wraps, dents or bulges. Have a good read of our Guide to Battery Safety if you are not familiar with the precautions required.

  • The battery compartment cover has a couple of cut-outs to help prise off the cover – locate these.livepor 200 battery cover cut outs
  • Put your nail in the cut-outs and prise the door off.livepor 200 battery tray
  • Install 2×18650 batteries according to the polarity markings in the battery tray.livepor 200 batteries installed
  • The battery cover is held on magnetically and will click back into position.

How Does the Yosta Livepor 200W Box Perform?

I have been using this mod with the Geekvape Alpha tank and the Freemax Mesh Pro tank. So mainly running between 60-85W.

I haven’t had a single issue with this mod at all.

It is pretty simple to use, the power compared to other dual battery mods I own seems to be accurate – i.e. 75W on here is the same as 75W on the Augvape V200 and the Voopoo Alpha One. I have nothing sophisticated to check the accuracy of the output but there are no concerns at all – it doesn’t feel under-powered in the slightest.

The buttons are great – the fire time response is as good as the Livepor 230 – which was excellent.

When you consider the price of this mod you really can’t go wrong!

Battery Life

This review has taken ages because I am struggling to get the batteries to fully discharge in one sitting to give a guide to the life! Like the Livepor 230 the battery life is flipping excellent.

To give you a rough idea of the battery life I used a pair of matched Samsung 25R batteries and vaping regularly at 75W I got a huge 11 hours of vaping (altogether 555 puffs of 2 second average).

I noticed when the battery voltages displayed were down to around 3.4V the performance did drop noticeably. For the last 5 minutes of battery life I was barely able to get a vape.

Obviously your power settings, usage and battery type will give a variation to this battery life.

Pros

  • Such a lightweight mod – weighing less than some of my single battery mods
  • Clear screen
  • Excellent price
  • Hasn’t skipped a single beat
  • Quick ramp up time
  • Power output seems pretty accurate
  • Easy to use
  • Great battery life

Cons

  • Battery door looked a bit shoddy
  • Battery contacts could become a bit saggy over time and cause battery wrap damage.
  • When the battery charge becomes low instead of mod cutting out the performance is sacrificed.

Final Review Verdict

The elephant in the room here is how low this mod retails for.

I have seen it on some sites for less than £30. That is less than £30 for a 200W dual 18650 battery regulated mod. Brand new.

The design is modern using lightweight materials, and apart from the battery contacts and a slight misalignment in the battery door you wouldn’t think this was a budget priced mod. Just keep an eye on your battery wraps!

The quick fire response and the battery life make this one of my main mods now. It has done all I asked of it and not grumbled once.

Time will obviously be the key to show if this mod will be hard-wearing, but for the price if you get a year out of it, it is a bargain.

For a vaper on a budget, for someone just testing if they like Box Mods or for a back-up device – the Yosta Livepor 200W is an excellent choice!

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REVIEW OVERVIEW
Build quality
7
Design
9
Ease of use
10
Performance
10
Replace if lost or damaged?
9
Michelle
My name is Michelle - I am 43 and an engineer and Technical Author by trade. I started vaping many years ago in the days of Tornado tanks, Ego batteries and Variable Voltage. My journey in vaping began again last year and have started to move up in the shiny shiny gadget department and love vaping! I have finally stopped smoking as of February 2018 and that is all thanks to vaping! I am a huge dog lover and volunteer for my local dog rescue.

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