Best 50W Box Mods
By Lindsay Fox Posted April 13, 2018
Box mods these days tend to really push the power to the extreme, but not everyone needs a 200W box mod. If you’re looking for something capable but not overpowered, finding the best 50 watt box mod makes a great middle ground. A 50w box mod is perfect for vapers who want something more capable than a basic vape pen but not quite as beastly as the huge devices dominating the market these days. However, actually finding the best 50 watt box mod isn’t easy, with so many devices meeting the minimum wattage threshold to choose from, so what should you choose? Here are our top 10 picks.
Best 50W Box Mods
10 – United Society of Vape USV-L 75 W TC
The USV-L 75 W TC from the United Society of Vape is the first of many options on this list that go above and beyond the requirement in terms of voltage. But the device has a great set of features, a straightforward but cool design and solid performance in both TC and VW mode. It has a blocky shape and aluminum construction, with a sliding door in the side for the single 18650 battery (which must be purchased separately). You control the device using the OLED display screen, the two adjustment buttons below the screen and the larger fire button above it.
The USV-L 75 W TC makes this list comfortably, offering variable wattage vaping at between 5 and 75 W and working with any coils between 0.1 and 3 ohms in resistance. It also has full TC functionality, which works with nickel, titanium and stainless steel coils, allowing you to set your temperature anywhere between 212 and 572 °F (100 and 300 °C). In TC mode, you can use coils down to 0.03 ohms in resistance. It also has a bypass mode so you can use it more like a mechanical mod if you like. The performance is excellent, and with such a sturdy and capable mod, you’re unlikely to have complaints.
You can pick up the USV-L 75 W TC for $69.99.
9 – Innokin Coolfire Pebble 50 W TC
The Coolfire Pebble from Innokin clocks in at the perfect wattage for this list, and does it all in an impressively compact device. The mod measures just 2-3/16 inches tall by 1-5/16 inches wide, making it really hard to beat when it comes to portability. It has an in-built 1,300 mAh battery, which isn’t huge but is more than enough for a 50 watt mod, and you can vape while it’s charging too. It boasts a simple design, with an OLED display screen to show your settings, two adjustment buttons and a single fire button.
The Coolfire Pebble is a true 50 watt box mod, with a 6 to 50 W range and a minimum resistance of 0.2 ohms. This is a relatively simple offering compared to some of the other options on this list – not offering extras like TC mode, for instance – but for such a compact device its power output is really impressive. It fits comfortably in your hand (not to mention being easy to slip into a pocket) and features a spring-loaded and gold-plated 510 contact pin to ensure great connectivity with a wide range of tanks.
The price is another selling-point of the Coolfire Pebble, at just $31.95 for what might be the smallest variable wattage mod on the market.
8 – Smok Priv V8 60 W TC
The Priv V8 from Smok is a unique entrant onto this 50 watt box mod list, offering performance more like a mechanical mod but with the safety features and overall aesthetic of a regulated device. The mod has simple one-button activation, with no display screen or anything to make it more complicated than it needs to be. The Priv V8 has a firing bar, and combined with the ergonomic and compact design this makes it really comfortable in-use. There’s an LED indicator system to show how much battery life is remaining, and it’s powered by a single 18650 battery (which you buy separately).
The device puts out 3.7 volts consistently, and the precise wattage output you get depends on the resistance of the coil you have installed. With the included 0.25 ohm options, you’ll get just above 50 W, but this can increase to 60 W when you have a lower-resistance coil installed. This makes the performance consistently great, especially with the included TFV8 Baby Beast tank. This tank has a 3 ml capacity, slot-style airflow control, a top-filling design and a wide bore Delrin drip tip. Combined, this gives you a great 50 watt box mod vaping experience.
You can pick up the Priv V8, the TFV8 Baby Beast, two 0.25 ohm coils, a replacement glass tube for the tank, a USB charging cable and some spare parts for $36.95. This is a great deal for one of the best 50w box mod devices on the market.
7 – Innokin Coolfire IV Plus 70 W
The Coolfire IV is one of the most widely-loved devices from Innokin, and the 70 W version makes this list for packing all of the key features into a device with a reasonable power limit. It features a curved, ergonomically-designed body, an OLED display screen and two adjustment buttons in addition to the fire button. It has an in-built 3,300 mAh battery, and a micro-USB port for recharging. You can keep vaping while you charge, so this is a great option for your first mod.
The Coolfire IV puts out up to 70 W, as the name suggests, and works with any coils down to 0.1 ohms in resistance. It’s a great option for anybody looking for a 50 watt box mod, but doesn’t have TC functionality like some other editions of the Coolfire IV. The performance is excellent, though, and you’ll be more than happy with what it can do. It comes with the iSub Apex tank as standard, which has a 3 ml capacity, top-filling design and comes with two 0.5 ohm coils. The combination offers an excellent vaping experience right out of the box.
The Coolfire IV Plus costs $44.95, and comes with the device, the tank, two coils, spare O-rings, a charging cable and a manual. This is a great deal for one of the best 50w box mods on the market.
6 – Kanger Subox Mini-C
Kanger has a huge range of excellent vaping devices on offer, but their simple and low-power Subox Mini-C makes this list thanks to its great performance and low price. The device runs on a single 18650 battery (purchased separately), and has a simple layout with an OLED display screen, a fire button and two adjustment buttons on the front edge. The battery cover is magnetized, so it’s really easy to get access and replace your battery, and it also has a USB port so you can charge on-board if you like.
The Subox Mini-C offers between 7 and 50 W in VW mode, making it a true 50 watt box mod, and fires coils down to 0.3 ohms in resistance. The contact pin is spring-loaded, so you’ll never have connectivity issues, and the performance with the included Subox Mini-C tank is exceptional. The tank is top-filling, with a 3 ml juice capacity, adjustable airflow and a liquid flow control option. It comes with a single 0.5 ohm atomizer head, which works excellently right out of the box.
In combination, the two work really well, and the kit is a great option for anybody looking for the best-performing 50 watt box mod, priced at $33.95.
5 – Halo Reactor
The Reactor from Halo Cigs makes this 50w box mod list for its simple-but-effective design and impressively low price. The device has rounded edges, with an LED display screen in a strip on the front edge, below two adjustment buttons, and a fire button on the side. The result is a device that’s well-presented and really easy to get to grips with, even for newer vapers. One of the biggest benefits of the Reactor is its massive 4,400 mAh internal battery, which is more than enough to keep even the heaviest vapers going through the day.
The Reactor is a 50 watt vape mod, which allows you to adjust voltage directly (up to 10 V) in addition to setting any wattage up to 50 W. The device is quite straightforward when it comes to functionality, but the performance is really hard to fault: it hits hard and puts out more than enough vapor in combination with a sub ohm tank or rebuildable. The simplicity of the device and the huge battery are really the biggest benefits it offers, but it’s also a comfortable and capable device in use.
The price of $37 for the battery makes this a great deal for the 50 watt box mod, and you get a USB charging cable when you pick it up too.
4 – Eleaf iStick Pico 25
Eleaf has a well-deserved reputation thanks to a long history of affordable and capable vaping devices, and the iStick Pico 25 makes this list thanks to its substantial power output and compact size. The device runs on a separately-purchased 18650 battery, and as on the original Pico, the battery cap slightly protrudes from the body of the mod, just behind the 510 connection for your tank. The mod has a curved front edge, with an ergonomically designed fire button and an OLED display screen, and there are two adjustment buttons on the underside of the mod.
The Pico 25 offers variable wattage vaping up to 85 W, making it a little over-powered for this list of 50 watt box mod devices, but doing more than enough for most vapers’ needs. The device also has a bypass mode, so you can use it more like a mechanical mod if you prefer. The Pico 25 also features temperature control vaping with nickel, titanium and stainless steel coils, with the option of adjusting the TCR to give you more control over the performance. The mod comes with the Ello tank, which is a top-filling sub ohm tank with dual adjustable airflow and a capacity of 2 or 4 ml depending on the glass section you use.
The Pico 25 comes with the device, the tank, two coils (0.2 and 0.3 ohms), a Delrin drip tip, a USB charging cable and spare parts. This contender for the title of best-rated 50 watt box mod costs just $49.95.
3 – Wismec RX Mini 80 W TC
The RX Mini from Wismec is an ideal device for anybody looking for something both compact and powerful, and this earns it a spot on this list. The RX Mini has a cool, diamond-shaped body with a large fire button above the front-facing display screen and two adjustment buttons on the underside of the mod. The device has an in-built 2,100 mAh battery, which is great for lower-power vaping and will comfortably keep you going throughout the day. The 510 connection is gold-plated and spring-loaded, so you won’t have problems with connectivity on any tank.
The RX Mini features variable wattage from 1 to 80 W, supporting any coils down to 0.1 ohms in VW mode. This means you’ll be able to use basically any tank with the 50 watt box mod, and you can also use it in bypass mode if you prefer. It also offers temperature control vaping, supporting all TC wire types and having adjustable TCR with three slots to store your most-used settings. In TC mode, you can use any coil down to 0.05 ohms in resistance, and the temperature settings range from 200 to 600 °F (93 to 316 °C).
The RX Mini is available for $42.95, which is a really good price for one of the best 50w box vape mods on the market.
2 – VaporFi Vox 80 TC
VaporFi has great devices for pretty much anybody’s tastes, and the Vox 80 TC takes second place on this list for offering a substantial in-built battery and great performance in both TC and wattage mode. The device has a classic boxy shape, with a large and well-presented OLED display screen on the front edge, a square fire button above the screen and two smaller adjustment buttons below it. The in-built battery has a substantial 4,000 mAh capacity, which puts it well ahead of most of the 50 watt mod options on this list.
The Vox 80 TC offers vaping at up to 80 W in TC mode, which is a solid offering for any variable wattage box mod, and works with any coils down to 0.1 ohms in resistance. The mod also features bypass mode for mech mod-like performance, and has TC vaping with nickel coils in addition to an adjustable TCR setting. This gives you plenty of flexibility as to what you can do with the Vox, and the performance is great regardless of how you choose to vape.
The Vox 80 TC does a lot more than a basic 50 watt box mod, and costs $69.99 for the device and a USB charging cable. We have a full review of the Vox 80 TC if you want to learn more.
1 – Smok AL85
Smok’s Alien series of mods have been taking the industry by storm, and the AL85 is our pick for the best 50 watt box mod on the market. It’s compact but has a lot to offer vapers, with a substantial power output and an impressive range of features. It runs on a single 18650 battery (purchased separately), and keeps the size down by having the battery cap protrude slightly from the main body of the mod like on the Pico. The device has a large OLED display screen, with two connected adjustment buttons below it and a large firing bar on one edge of the mod. The result is a really compact and comfortable mod to use.
As the name suggests, the AL85 offers variable wattage vaping at up to 85 W, and if you aren’t likely to need more power, it could easily be considered the best variable wattage mod overall. The device works with any coil over 0.06 ohms in resistance, so you’ll be able to use it with any sub ohm tank on the market and it will support the vast majority of coil builds. The AL85 also features TC mode, which works with all major TC wire types. The performance in any mode is exceptional, and the extra option of draw modes allows you to give yourself a stronger or weaker ramp-up for each puff.
The AL85 costs $42.95, and comes with a USB charging cable and a user manual.
Finding the best 50 watt box mod is easy as long as you aren’t too particular about the maximum wattage you’re looking for in your variable wattage box mod. There are tons of great 50 watt box mod options that max out at that wattage, but if you’re happy to have something with just a little more power the options open up dramatically.
From simple and compact devices with in-built batteries to more complex and full-featured options, the right device for you is bound to be out there somewhere. The options listed above all perform excellently, but as always, the most important thing is to think about what you’re looking for in a device and finding a mod that meets your personal needs.