The new Innokin Proton kit has been out a while now. It is also an important step for Innokin to enter the high powered vaping world. Looking back there, Innokin has been released a number of the most popular vape kits, the Sensis 40W pod mod, the Kroma Z 40W and Endura M18 14W pod kit. The newest Innokin Proton 235W kit is a high-performance box mod with a joystick-style controller. It features a brand new 235-watt chipset and an ergonomic side firing bar. Paired with the SCION-2 sub-ohm tank, it is compatible with the new Innokin Plexus Coil to deliver a surprisingly pleasant vaping experience. Hope this review will help you if you’re picking up the Innokin Proton. Now, let’s take a closer look at it.
Design and Build Quality
The Innokin Proton is a well-built dual 18650 box mod that sits perfectly in my palm, standing approximately 85mm tall, 44.6mm wide and 29.6mm thick. It is not overweight even with a tank attached so that it is perfect to slip into my jeans pocket.
The Innokin Proton is available in three colours, which looks really neat and attractive. It comes with a textured plastic plate on the back and accent strips on the top and bottom of the device. It also features a symmetrical design with a side fire panel, which is pleasantly clicky and suitable for thumb or finger fired. There is a joystick that allows you to enter the menu and adjust the wattage and temperature settings.
The 510 connected is not centred and will take up to 28mm tanks without overhang. The battery door is sturdy and latches nicely with no rattle. The screen on the Innokin Proton is the 1.45 inch TFT colour screen. It is bright and clearly displays the battery level, coil resistance, puff time, wattage. The screen also comes with 6 colour themes that lift the looking of the mod.
Features and functions
Powered by dual 18650 batteries, Innokin Proton features a wattage range between 6W - 235W. It comes various features that you would expect from a modern mod, bypass mode, TC for SS316L, Ti, and Ni200, TCR mode and wattage mode. It also features a wattage curve mode with twelve increments and four memories for the curves.
Quick Start Guide of the Innokin Proton Mod
- Turn On/ Off: 3 clicks of the sidebar
- Lock/ Unlock: hold fire push joystick right
- Enter Menu: 3 clicks (in) of the joystick
- Exit Menu: hit the fire bar
- Adjust Wattage and Temp Setting: Joystick left/right or up/down
- Use the joystick to scroll through options and click once to select
The Innokin Proton delivers an almost instantaneous firing when pressing the sidebar. The Scion II Sub-Ohm Tank comes with a 24mm diameter and 2ml e-liquid capacity. It goes really well with the aesthetics. The kit comes with two coils, a pre-installed Plexus 0.36 ohm coil and a Plexus 0.15-ohm coil. According to the Innokin official, the Plexus coil can last up to 3 times longer than other coils on the vape market. The coil delivers a stable flavour and gives a nice throat hit.
The 0.36ohm coil is good as ever in this tank. This coil can handle a 60ml bottle of my go-to e-liquid without a problem and can even take being pushed a little past its rating. It delivers a really good flavour and huge clouds. The flavour and clouds from the 0.15-ohm coil are respectable, especially true when using a high VG juice.
Pros and Cons
- Impressive design
- Great battery life
- 6 screen colours
- Fast fire speed
- Various menu options
- Well built quality
- Great coils
- Side fire bar
- Decent tank
- Not centred 510
- Average TC performance
Overall, Innokin did a good job on the design of these dual-18650 mods. It is very comfortable to use thanks to its large clear screen and extremely intuitive menu with options. The Scion 2 is a great sub-ohm tank and work well with the Plexus coil. If you’re in the market for a high powered dual battery box mod, I would highly recommend the Innokin Proton kit.