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Description

Description

The Lab 50 HP Edition is a high-performance 18500 mech mod based on our robust uni-tube design. Picking up where the Roller and Dingo left off, the Lab is a sturdier, simpler and easier-to-use top-side-firing mech mod. With its refined, sturdy switch and absolute minimum number of body parts to fiddle with, the Lab is a high-efficiency device with performance and safety features unseen in current top-firing designs. Now, with the High Performance Peek Switch pre-installed, the package becomes even more appealing.

The simplicity, ease-of-use and performance of the Lab comes with a style that departs from the strict minimalism of the Roller and Dingo. The Lab has a slightly more aggressive form which is still minimal and ergonomic, in line with its unique character.

The Lab sets a new standard in mech mod performance and safety, since it has been designed to include advanced safety features with a minimal or zero impact on dimensions or performance. Every Lab can be configured in 3 different bottom-cap-to-battery contact modes with different safety / performance characteristics (Springless-Fused, Springless-Direct and Spring-Loaded). Check out this section for detailed information about each mode.

All devices come with the Springless-Fused contact pre-installed, and include all parts necessary for re-configuration in Springless-Direct mode.

**Important**: All Lab versions retailed after October 1st 2016, do not offer a spring out-of-the-box. It is strongly suggested that the devices are used in fused or direct mode, for performance and safety reasons.
For micro-adjustments of battery space, as in fitting abnormally long batteries, or when using long Kick modules with 18500 batteries, it is recommended that you use a conductive spacer or a spring found in our parts section.

Spare PTC protection modules, silver / rhodium-plated springs (for Spring-Loaded Mode only) and other accessories and add-ons may be selected here or purchased separately.

 

 

 

Features

Features

– Sturdy, refined top-side-mounted switch with silver-plated brass contacts and twist-locking functionality.

– The Lab switch is a smoother, more robust version of our innovative Roller / Dingo switch, a common point of reference for all current top-firing mech designs. All critical components of the new switch are heavily reinforced and 100% liquid-sealed. New switch versions have one twist-locking position (twisting a quarter-circle anti-clockwise) instead of two (older version) due to machining procedure refinements.

– Robust, lightweight 304 food-grade stainless-steel construction with a minimum number of parts for a low-loss, super-efficient operation, unseen in existing top-firing designs.

– Configurable to use a Spring-Loaded, Springless-Fused, or Springless-Direct negative battery connection, for a high-performance or safety-oriented operation.

– Dependable short-circuit protection (Springless-Fused mode) based on a super-low-voltage-drop, resettable PTC element, suitable for resistances down to 0.5 Ohm.

– Hybrid-style, future-proof top connection with open airflow.

– Fits 18650 batteries by mounting a T16 extension

Safety / Performance Configuration Modes

The Lab sets a new standard in mech mod performance and safety, since it has been designed to include advanced safety features with a minimal or zero impact on the overall dimensions or performance of the device. Although IMR batteries are proven to be very safe, every short-circuit results in minor battery damage which affects the discharge characteristics of batteries and their ability to hold a charge. A single, prolonged short-circuit is often enough to cause permanent battery failure.

Out of the box, every Lab can be configured in 3 different bottom-cap-to-battery contact modes with different safety vs. performance characteristics.

Springless-Fused Mode

In Springless-Fused mode, a high-performance protection module is assembled into the bottom cap of the device to protect your batteries and the mod itself from damage caused due to short-circuits. The fuse used in the Lab is resettable (does not “burn”), does not affect the dimensions of the device and has a negligible impact on performance when using resistances down to ~0.5 Ohm.

Overall, the performance of the Lab in the Springless-Fused mode is consistently higher than the performance of most high-end mech devices without any kind of protection built-in.

Springless-Direct Mode

A Springless-Direct cap contact is also included with every Lab, which can be used to remove all protection features from the device. When using the Springless-Direct contact, the voltage drop on the mod will be negligible, resulting in performance unseen in existing top-firing designs.

Spring-Loaded Mode

The Spring-Loaded mode is a compromise between performance and safety. Spring performance is on average higher than the performance of the fuse when using well-maintained and plated or high-conductivity springs. However, it is not as consistent, since springs tend to lose their flex with use.

The spring-loaded configuration is very useful for fitting abnormally long batteries, or when using long Kick modules with 18500 batteries, since it provides around 1.0mm of additional battery space.

**Important**: All Lab versions retailed after October 1st 2016, do not offer a spring out-of-the-box. It is strongly suggested that the devices are used in fused or direct mode, for performance and safety reasons.
For micro-adjustments of battery space, as in fitting abnormally long batteries, or when using long Kick modules with 18500 batteries, it is recommended that you use a conductive spacer or a spring found in our parts section.

Surface Finishing Options

 

– The BR-M and BR-EM versions are machined from soft brass, a sensitive, “active” material that quickly develops patina on all external surfaces. They are limited-edition, “collectors-only” items, recommended only for skilled vapers with extensive experience in brass maintenance. All Brass batches are small and also are prepared randomly. Stay tuned for availability announcement or contact us directly.

– The SS-IM finish is a dynamic finish. It is not always the same and it gets darker over time. There is no need to worry though, as parts that appear to be different, will eventually look almost identical.

Now with new available options:

-Precious metal plated bodies: 24K Gold Classic plating, 24K Gold Rose plating, Platinum Classic plating and Platinum Black plating.

All finishes need cautious handling, but especially sand blasted finishes (SS-IM and BR-EM) are more sensitive to scratches and surface aging.

Specs

Specs

– Diameter: 22.0mm.

– Length: 78mm.

– Weight: ~88g.

What's more...

What's more...

Getting Started

The Lab is a 100% rebuildable, high performance mechanical mod of moderate complexity. It is suitable for experienced vapers who possess a good understanding of the nature of mechanical mods and electric power transfer, but it is also simple and easy enough to be used by intermediate vapers who have the desire to learn the ins-and-outs of their vaping gear in order to get the most out of it.

Mech mods are sophisticated, enthusiast-oriented vaping tools. By nature, a mechanical mod requires:

– Proper handling.

– Frequent maintenance.

Proper handling guidelines are specific to each device. Thanks to its uni-tube design, the Lab is a mod that is very easy to use without requiring constant attention. To help you get up to speed with your new Lab, we have written up a quick reference of 9 Important Tips, which also includes some more general, essential information about mech mods and vaping gear.

Battery / Kick Compatibility

Due to its cap design, the Lab 65 can accept 18650 batteries without any redundant adjustment parts, such as screws or pogo pins, which result in reduced performance and require frequent maintenance.

Check out our Support section here.

Important: The LA-T16 extension limits the battery diameter to 18.40mm max, which means that some (usually low-quality) batteries with thick insulation may not be able to pass through it.

If you are planning to use an Evolv Kick with the Lab, you should be aware that the Evolv Kick 1 / 2 modules are produced with a loose length tolerance: Units with a max length of 17.80mm (2.80mm oversized) may also be found. This means that with certain 18350 battery / Kick combinations, the Kick might not allow the bottom cap of the Lab to close completely, or it may not fit inside the Lab at all. In most cases, the Kick length issue can be remedied by configuring the device in Spring-Loaded Mode. Using the LA-T16 extension in combination with a 18490 battery is another possible workaround.

Use only original, high-drain, low-internal-resistance 18500 batteries such as the AW 18500 IMR.

Warranty and Support

The Lab comes with a fair and generous warranty, which covers all manufacturing defects.

Reviews (1)

1 review for Lab 50 HP Edition

  1. 5 out of 5

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    Stunning device, timeless design and perfectly made!! Thanks .. I’m happy !! 🙂

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