Smoant Battlestar Squonker 200W Review
The Smoant Battlestar Squonker 200W Kit is the latest kit from community vape manufacturer Smoant. They became pretty popular a few years ago with their Battlestar Mod as an affordable well-built good performing mod and have followed up with lots of good mods since then. They are one of the best affordable mod manufacturers on the market. The Battlestar Squonker is a dual 18650 battery squonk mod rated at 200 watts and available in 4 colors; Black, Gunmetal, Yellow, and Gradient Blue.
Smoant Battlestar Squonker 200W Kit Specs and Features
- Dimensions – 87.5mm by 44.5mm by 40.5mm
- Dual High-Amp 18650 Batteries – Not Included
- Wattage Output Range: 1-200W
- Voltage Output Range: 6.0-8.4V
- Resistance Range: 0.05-3.0ohm
- Temperature Range: 100° – 300°C / 200° – 600°F
- VW Mode
- TC Mode
- 0.96″ OLED Display Screen
- Intuitive Firing Button
- Two Adjustment Buttons
- Integrated 7.0mL Squonk Bottle
- Bottom Filled Squonk Bottle – Hinged Rotating Door
- Hinged Bottom Battery Door
- Top Mounted Squonk Button
- Reverse Protection
- Over-Current Protection
- Overheating Protection
- Over-time Protection
- Low Voltage Protection
- Over Charge Protection
- Micro USB Port
- 510 Connection
- 24mm Diameter
- Deep Juice Wells
- Brass and Stainless Steel Chassis Construction
- Expansive Dual Post Build Deck – 4 Open Terminals
- Top Secured via Flathead Screws
- Positive Pin PEEK Insulation
- Single or Dual Coil Configuration
- Detachable Structure
- Dual Slotted Angle Side Airflow System
- Vents Directly To Coil Structure
- BF Squonk Pin
- 810 Resin Drip Tip
Smoant Battlestar Squonker 200W Packing List
- Smoant Battlestar Squonker Box Mod and RDA
- Spare E-Liquid Bottle
- Solid Pin
- Micro USB Cable
- Warranty Card
- User Manuals
- Two Spare Parts Pack
Smoant Battlestar Squonker 200W Rundown
The mod uses a standard 5 clicks of the fire button to turn on and off. The mod doesn’t have a “true” menu system. Instead, you click fire 3 times to enter menu mode which makes the mode flash on the screen. From there you can use up and down to cycle the modes which are VW (watts), VV (volts), DVW (watt curve), TC for Ni200, Ti, SS, and TCR. Up and down locks the adjustment buttons but you can still fire. Up and fire or down and fire allows you to adjust settings inside the modes like the watt curve or the power/tcr settings in TC mode. Overall, it’s not that bad to use but I always prefer a true menu system.
The Smoant Battlestar Squonker adjusts by 0.1-watt increments under 100 and full watt increments at 100 or more. If you hold the button it adjusts by 1 watt at any wattage and scrolls pretty fast and also round robins. Very quickly and easily to adjust wattage so well done there but I do prefer full watt increments over 20.
The mod itself is built solid with almost no rattle at all. The only rattle I get is from the bottle which has some side to side play on it and has a nice weight to it where it’s not heavy but not light. Feels really good in the hand and is very compact for a dual battery squonker with nice ergonomics.
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The battery door is a standard bottom latch system. It’s easy to get batteries in and out and won’t damage wraps but the door itself is a bit floppy when open and has a small minor gap when closed. Not a big deal but worth the mention.
The paint on the mod is very nice. There are 4 colors which are black, gradient blue, yellow, and gunmetal. I have the gunmetal so I’ll be speaking on that one. It has a nice brushed finish to it and isn’t showing any signs of wearing and the sides have the nice Battlestar like cutouts like the original Battlestar mod.
The fire button is a nice good size and clicky square. It works well and It never gets stuck or anything though which is as it should be and is really comfy to use. Nothing special but gets the job done.
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The 510 pin is great and gave me no issues with any atomizer. The mod handles a 25mm atomizer flush with the front of the mod. No complaints there. They really can’t center the 510 on this mod due to the pump being on the top for the squonk system. They also include an o-ring around the 510 pins to help prevent juice from getting in, but they don’t fit well and fall out pretty easily. I actually lost mine but they do include 2 spares at least.
The screen is a nice 0.96” black and white screen rectangle shape that looks good. Similar to their Battlestar Mini Mod but without the spelling errors so no complaints there but a color screen would have been nice and only 2 others have that though (Drone 250c and delta) and both are much more expensive and 1 is a single battery squonker so I can’t complain.
The Smoant Battlestar Squonker comes with a 7 ml capacity bottle which is a nice size. It’s a unique squonking system through which I’m sure we’ll see more of soon as in you don’t actually squonk the bottle.
The bottle is a hard plastic one and it features a pump system where you push down the pump at the top of the mod to make the e-juice go into the RDA. It won’t suck back your excess juice but pump systems offer metered pumps so just know your RDA and how deep the well is. For most RDAs, 3-5 pumps were perfect for me. I’ve used other pump systems like the Pumper 18 and Spurzza and personally, I like them a lot. It works very well all the way until it’s pretty much empty.
Filling the bottle is pretty easy. You do need to remove the batteries to fill it though. You open the battery door and remove the batteries. Then slide the bottle down to remove it.
On the bottom of the bottle, there is a rubber plug. You open it and it exposes a large fill hole that’s easy to fill with any bottle type. I really like it personally and it’s easier and cleaner than a standard bottle. My only complaint is having to remove the batteries to fill it.
They also include a spare which is awesome and the spares come with a rubber cap for the pump so you can easily carry a spare with you and swap out the bottles to change flavors or when it is empty. Very well done there. Overall, though a really nice squonk system that works great and that we will likely see more on other mods in the future.
Smoant Battlestar Squonker 200W Pros & Cons
- Build Quality
- Color options (4)
- Nice paint job
- Nice unique design
- Very ergonomic and comfy to hold
- Really compact for a dual 18650 squonk mod
- No button rattle
- Power mode performance
- Nice fire button
- Accurately rated for watts
- Good volt limit for non-boost mod
- Great amp limit
- Batteries are easy to get in and out
- Nice 510 pin
- Nice sized .96” bright color screen
- Good unique squonk system that works well
- Rare affordable dual 18650 squonk mod
- Included RDA is good for being in a kit
- Spare bottle included
- Squonk bottle is easy to fill
- Watt curve mode
- Price point
- Pump system works great
- Spare bottles are available and affordable
- the bottle has a slight rattle
- the battery door is a little wobbly when open and has a small gap when closed
- need to remove batteries to change or fill the bottle
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So with all that said, do I recommend this device 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 for sure. This is a small compact affordable dual 18650 squonker that is well built with a good squonk system and a nice watt curve mode as well, making it a great option if you want to purchase a squonk mod.
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.