Geekvape Nova 200W TC Box Mod Review

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Geekvape Nova 200W TC Box Mod

Introduction

The Geekvape Nova 200W TC Box Mod is the latest mod from longtime vape manufacturer Geekvape. Mostly known for their atomizers for the past few years, lately Geekvape has made some nice mods like the ultra durable Aegis and Aegis Legend as well as a dual 18650 squonk mod in the Gbox S200. The Nova is a dual 18650 battery mod that is rated for 200 watts. It’s available in 8 colors listed below

Color Options

  • Silver & Flare Resin
  • Silver & Onyx Resin
  • Silver & Cobalt Resin
  • Silver & Ember Resin
  • Black & Flare Resin
  • Gunmetal & Onyx Resin
  • Gunmetal & Cobalt Resin
  • Gunmetal & Ember Resin

Geekvape Nova 200W TC Box Mod

Geekvape Nova 200W Mod Specs & Features:

  • Size: 88 x 52 x 25mm
  • Power output: 5-200W
  • Chipset: Advanced AS chip
  • Fire Speed: 10ms
  • Output mode: VW/VPC/TC/TCR/BYPASS
  • Resistance range: 0.05-3.0ohm
  • Material: Aluminum alloy + Resin
  • Battery: 2x 18650 cells (not included)
  • Temperature Range: 100-315℃/200-600℉
  • Thread: 510
  • 200W Powerful MOD with Compact Size and Attractive Colors
  • Unique Resign & Metal Construction with Great Visual Enjoyment
  • Advanced AS Chip with Safe and Stable Performance

Geekvape Nova 200W TC Box Mod

Included in Box:

  • 1 x Geekvape Nova Mod
  • 1 x USB Cable
  • 1 x User Manual

Initial Impressions on Geekvape Nova 200W

When I first got this Mod, I was pretty impressed with the design and build quality of it. It fuses a combination of old school simple box design with a touch of an updated look with the ribbed resin panels and nice size color screen. As typical with Geekvape it has all the modes and features one would need in a mod with a simple easy to use menu without being overbearing with options. It’s done really well.

Geekvape Nova 200W TC Box Mod

Watt Mode Performance

The Geekvape Nova 200W is just a workhorse of a mod in power mode and very impressive. It packs a boost circuit that was able to put out over 12V which is very impressive. The amp limit was never any issue either as I had 41 amps at most in my testing of the mod.

The crazy thing about this mod is I never ran into a case where the amp limit or volt limit was the limiting factor in power output so both numbers could be even higher depending on resistance.

The Nova is rated for 200 watts and with most 200 watt mods you only get that amount in a small resistance range. Around the .14 to .17 range. With the Nova the impressive part is every coil between .12 ohms and .63 ohms I tested it was able to do 200+ very impressed with this mods performance.

Geekvape Nova 200W TC Box Mod

The VPC (watt curve mode) also works excellent as expected. Overall an excellent power mode mod but it does hit a little on the high side so you’d want to set your watts a little lower than you normally would.

Temperature Control Performance

Testing it only with SS316 wire as I feel it’s the best wire overall for temp control and using both SS mode and TCR mode going into it I wasn’t expecting much. Their last few mods like the Aegis legend, Gbox S200, Aegis etc all haven’t done well in TC mode. The Nova however was a pleasant surprise.

The normal TCR value for SS316 wire is between 88-92 and normally I use 92. Using 92 however resulted in it being way too hot of a vape at the set temp. Using SS mode however which has a TCR of 105 (the value for SS304 which I rarely used so not sure why companies do this)  worked great though.

Geekvape Nova 200W TC Box Mod

It was a balance out of the way the chip performs so the value of 105 in TCR mode or regular SS mode works great for SS316 wire. It’s not going to be a DNA type vape but at the price point right on par with similar good mods that cost around the same.

Other Usage Notes

The mod uses a 5 clicks to turn on and off. The menu system is just like all the geekvape mods. 3 clicks allows you to scroll through your modes of power, TC-Ni, TC-SS, TC-Ti, TC-TCR, VPC (watt curve mode) and bypass. Pressing fire to accept lets you go to the sub settings of the modes listed on the screen. Hilting up and down locks the adjustment but still allows it to fire and wholing fire and up or fire and down adjusts the screen’s brightness.

The mod itself is built solid with no rattle on the buttons, and has a solid feel and nice weight to it without feeling heavy. The battery door is a standard magnetic sideplate. It fits nice with no play on it and has a notch on the top to get it off easily. The battery door is made of metal and resin.  It’s easy to get batteries in and out without damaging wraps and takes 2 18650 batteries.

Geekvape Nova 200W TC Box Mod

Really nice and basic battery tray. The paint looks nice and doesn’t scratch off, and I have no visible wear. It’s a matte finish and the resin looks beautiful as well and I love the ribbed feel of it. The fire button is nice and and clicky and a good size simple round button. The 510 pin gave me no issues and every atomizer i used on it worked great with no gaps but is off center. The mod can handle a 25 mm atomizer without overhang. The screen is a nice size color screen that is nice and bright and easy to see.

Geekvape Nova 200W TC Box Mod Pros and Cons 

Pros:

  • Build Quality
  • color options
  • nice paint job
  • nice unique design
  • Nice resin panels
  • Simple box style design
  • no button rattle
  • Power mode performance
  • watt curve mode
  • nice fire button
  • Accurately rated for watts
  • Impressive power mode performance
  • Good Temp control Performance
  • High Amp Limit
  • Really High Volt Limit (boost circuit)
  • batteries are mostly easy to get in and out without damaging wraps
  • nice 510 pin
  • nice sized color screen
  • nice battery trey and magnetic sideplate
  • Handles 25mm without overhang

Cons:

  • Having preheat options for power mode would be nice

Geekvape Nova 200W Video Review 

Conclusion

So with all that said, do I recommend this mod or not? I don’t like to do the yes or no, but for this I’m going to have to lean towards the yes heavily for sure. It’s one of the best box mods to come out this year so far and does everything it should do and does everything it promises to do. It was really hard for me to find any faults or cons with this mod and that’s the sign of something really good. I’d highly recommend checking this mod out if you’re in the market for a new mod.

Anthony Vapes

Anthony Vapes

I started vaping in late 2011 to quit chewing tobacco. over the past few years i got a lot more into the hobby side and buying and collecting a lot of gear. Fed up with the lack of good fair reviews i decided to start doing reviews late 2016 and haven’t looked back. I enjoy providing people with technical reviews that are fair and unbiased and from a place of knowledge to help them spend their money wisely.