Freemax Maxus 100w Review

The Freemax Maxus 100w was sent to me for review from Freemax. Freemax also sent me the Maxus 200w model and this is nearly identical except that it’s smaller and uses only a single battery. It also comes with a different tank than the 200w. This one comes with the Fireluke 3.

Specs

  • 0.7 to 8.4 volts
  • 200-watt max
  • Single Battery (21700/20700/18650)
  • Tank capacity of 5ml or 3ml (or 2ml for TPD)
  • 5V/2A charging with USB-C
  • Resistance range of 0.1 to 3.0 Ohm
  • $64.99 from Freemax


In The Box

  • The Maxus 100w device
  • Fireluke 3 Tank
  • Two coils: X2 0.2 Ohm and X1 0.15 Ohm mesh coils
  • Replacement 5ml glass tube
  • 18650 battery adapter
  • USB-C charging cable
  • Extra o-ring

Design


One side of the device has a very nice removable panel with a resin pattern. Flip it around and you’ll see that the other side is basically black. I personally would have liked if Freemax made both sides match, but it’s still nice as it is anyway.

On the front is a firing button, OLED screen, two adjustment buttons, and a USB-C charging port.

The kit comes with the Fireluke 3 tank and with that on it stands at 134.5 mm tall which is about 5.2 inches. Without the tank, the device is 3.5 inches tall. It’s 37.5mm wide (about 1.5 inches) and 27.9mm thick (about 1 inch). So compared to the Maxus 200w it’s about the same height and thickness, but about 1/2 an inch less in width.

Also, like the 200w model, the 510 connection is just slightly raised, so you’ll get a small gap between the Maxus and the tank. That might bother you, but one benefit of it is that it will prevent the atomizer from scratching the top of the device.

The colors available are Blue/Green, Red/Yellow, Black/Red, Green/Orange, Yellow/Blue, and Orange/Black.

Features


Five clicks turns it on and five clicks turns it off.

The OLED screen shows which mode you’re in, the charge of the battery, the wattage or temperature it’s set at, a puff counter, your resistance, and the voltage.

Pressing the up and down button at the same time locks the keys but you can still fire it.

To get into the menu, press the fire button three times fast. The first menu item shows your modes.

Power Mode – This is your normal power mode. You can run the Freemax anywhere from 5 watts to 100 watts in 1-watt increments.

VPC Mode – Gives you custom curves so that you can set the wattage for each second of your hit.

Bypass Mode – Runs your device based on the charge of the batteries.

And the device also has several temperature-control modes, which go from 200-600 degrees Fahrenheit. You can also change this to Celsius in the settings menu.

You have three pre-set TC modes for:

  • TC-TI Mode – Titanium
  • TC-SS Mode – Stainless Steel
  • TC-NI Mode – Nickel

TCR Mode – This lets you change the settings to use any other type of temperature control wire. There are three memory slots here so you can set it up to remember any three settings you like.

The next item in the menu is your settings menu. In here you can set

  • Timeout
  • Coiltest
  • Puff
  • Time
  • C/F – change between Celcius and Fahrenheit
  • Reset

And the final menu item is “Info” which tells you a little bit about the device.

The Maxus 100w also has smart coil detection, so if you insert a temp-control coil, the device will jump into temp-control mode. And if you use a non-TC coil, it will jump into power mode. That way you don’t accidentally try to fire a coil in the wrong mode.

Battery


The Maxus 100w takes a single battery and you can use either 18650, 20700, or 21700 batteries, which is great. The Maxus 100w also has what Freemax calls SmartLoad Tech or Load at Will. With this feature, you can insert the battery in any direction and the device will turn on. It doesn’t matter which way they go in and that’s an innovative feature.

With a single battery, the device has an input voltage of 3.3 to 4.2 volts.

There are plenty of safety features:

  • Short circuit protection
  • High temp protection
  • Low voltage protection
  • Over charge protection
  • 10s Timeout protection
  • Open circuit protection
  • Low resistance protection

The Fireluke 3 Tank


If you’ve ever used any of the previous versions of the Fireluke tank, you’ll know how great they are. Tons of flavor and excellent performance. And this one stands up to the test.

Drip Tip


The drip tip is an 810 resin drip tip, which looks great and works well.

Top Cap and Glass


The top cap has a matching resin-style color at the top to match the drip tip, which is a nice touch. It looks really nice. Freemax also built in three steel balls to create more friction and a tighter seal in here to prevent leaking. To open the tank to fill it, you just slide the top cap where you see the red dot on the tank.

The glass tube that comes in the standard version is a 5ml bubble glass tube and you also get a 3ml spare glass tube. If you get the TPD version, you’ll get a smaller 2ml bubble glass tube.

Base & Adjustable Airflow


The base is where your coil screws in. It has the same nice resin design as the drip tip under the airflow control ring, which looks great. And this is a bottom airflow tank.

The airflow control glides smoothly as you adjust it and it stops on both ends. It opens up two big airflow intake slots on opposite sides of the tank. With the airflow all the way open, I’m getting quite a lot of airflow. You’ll get some big satisfying vapes out of it. The airflow works well, but I’ve noticed that the higher you go in wattage, the louder the tank gets. At 80 watts, it’s pretty loud.

Coils


Freemax calls their coils FM COILTECH 4.0 coils. These are made with military-grade SS904L mesh, 95% Tea Fiber Cotton and 5% organic cotton. Freemax says these are cross-compatible with the Fireluke 2 and Fireluke M tanks also.

  • Freemax 904L X1 0.15 Ohm – Single vertical coil
  • Freemax 904L X2 0.2 Ohm – Dual vertical coil
  • Freemax 904L X2 0.5 Ohm – Dual vertical coil
  • Freemax 904L X3 0.15 Ohm – Three vertical coils
  • Freemax 904L X4 0.15 Ohm – Four vertical coils

The kit comes with the X1 0.15 Ohm and the X2 0.2 Ohm coils.

0.2 Ohm Coil

The 0.2 Ohm coil is rated for 40-80 watts. At 40 watts the vapor is cold and there isn’t a lot of flavor. Around the max of 80 watts is where it’s at with this coil. The Vapor is very warm and the flavor is very good. And you can just keep hitting it over and over with no signs of a dry it.

0.15 Ohm Coil

The 0.15 Ohm coil is also rated for 40-80 watts. At 40 watts, I’m getting a really satisfying hit with a lot of vapor and flavor. I think it performs really well at the lowest recommended wattage, which is great for a single battery device like the Maxus 100w because it won’t drain the battery as fast. At the max of 80 watts, the flavor is even better, but I think it’s a little too hot. The coil works well and has no trouble keeping up, I just think the wattage might be too high for the little tank and it seems to be taking the flavor of the liquid beyond where it tastes the best. I don’t know if that makes sense, it’s just what I’m getting from it. But if you like hot vapes, this coil can handle it.

One thing to keep in mind with changing the coils is that you can’t change them unless the tank is mostly empty or it’ll spill out through the drip tip.

Final Thoughts


The Freemax Maxus 100w looks awesome, it’s powerful for it’s size, has your standard modes, including temp-control, it fires really fast, and the SmartLoad battery feature is slick. It’s also $10 cheaper than the 200w model so if you don’t need all that power or size, you can save a little money. I like the Maxus 100w a lot. Just like with the Maxus 200w, the only thing I would change would be to have the back panel match the resin panel. Other than that though, it’s a great kit.

The Freemax Maxus 100w was sent to me for review from Freemax and you can get it from them for $64.99

The Freemax Maxus 100w was sent to me for review from Freemax. Freemax also sent me the Maxus 200w model and this is nearly identical except that it’s smaller and uses only a single battery. It also comes with a different tank than the 200w. This one comes with the Fireluke 3.

Specs

  • 0.7 to 8.4 volts
  • 200 watt max
  • Single Battery (21700/20700/18650)
  • Tank capacity of 5ml or 3ml (or 2ml for TPD)
  • 5V/2A charging with USB-C
  • Resistance range of 0.1 to 3.0 Ohm
  • $64.99


In The Box

  • The Maxus 100w device
  • Fireluke 3 Tank
  • Two coils: X2 0.2 Ohm and X1 0.15 Ohm mesh coils
  • Replacement 5ml glass tube
  • 18650 battery adapter
  • USB-C charging cable
  • Extra o-ring

Design


One side of the device has a very nice removable panel with a resin pattern. Flip it around and you’ll see that the other side is basically black. I personally would have liked if Freemax made both sides match, but it’s still nice as it is anyway.

On the front is a firing button, OLED screen, two adjustment buttons, and a USB-C charging port.

The kit comes with the Fireluke 3 tank and with that on it stands at 134.5 mm tall which is about 5.2 inches. Without the tank, the device is 3.5 inches tall. It’s 37.5mm wide (about 1.5 inches) and 27.9mm thick (about 1 inch). So compared to the Maxus 200w it’s about the same height and thickness, but about 1/2 an inch less in width.

Also, like the 200w model, the 510 connection is just slightly raised, so you’ll get a small gap between the Maxus and the tank. That might bother you, but one benefit of it is that it will prevent the atomizer from scratching the top of the device.

The colors available are Blue/Green, Red/Yellow, Black/Red, Green/Orange, Yellow/Blue, and Orange/Black.

Features


Five clicks turns it on and five clicks turns it off.

The OLED screen shows which mode you’re in, the charge of the battery, the wattage or temperature it’s set at, a puff counter, your resistance, and the voltage.

Pressing the up and down button at the same time locks the keys but you can still fire it.

To get into the menu, press the fire button three times fast. The first menu item shows your modes.

Power Mode – This is your normal power mode. You can run the Freemax anywhere from 5 watts to 100 watts in 1-watt increments.

VPC Mode – Gives you custom curves so that you can set the wattage for each second of your hit.

Bypass Mode – Runs your device based on the charge of the batteries.

And the device also has several temperature-control modes, which go from 200-600 degrees Fahrenheit. You can also change this to Celsius in the settings menu.

You have three pre-set TC modes for:

  • TC-TI Mode – Titanium
  • TC-SS Mode – Stainless Steel
  • TC-NI Mode – Nickel

TCR Mode – This lets you change the settings to use any other type of temperature control wire. There are three memory slots here so you can set it up to remember any three settings you like.

The next item in the menu is your settings menu. In here you can set

  • Timeout
  • Coiltest
  • Puff
  • Time
  • C/F – change between Celcius and Fahrenheit
  • Reset

And the final menu item is “Info” which tells you a little bit about the device.

The Maxus 100w also has smart coil detection, so if you insert a temp-control coil, the device will jump into temp-control mode. And if you use a non-TC coil, it will jump into power mode. That way you don’t accidentally try to fire a coil in the wrong mode.

Battery


The Maxus 100w takes a single battery and you can use either 18650, 20700, or 21700 batteries, which is great. The Maxus 100w also has what Freemax calls SmartLoad Tech or Load at Will. With this feature, you can insert the battery in any direction and the device will turn on. It doesn’t matter which way they go in and that’s an innovative feature.

With a single battery, the device has an input voltage of 3.3 to 4.2 volts.

There are plenty of safety features:

  • Short circuit protection
  • High temp protection
  • Low voltage protection
  • Overcharge protection
  • 10s Timeout protection
  • Open circuit protection
  • Low resistance protection

The Fireluke 3 Tank


If you’ve ever used any of the previous versions of the Fireluke tank, you’ll know how great they are. Tons of flavor and excellent performance. And this one stands up to the test.

Drip Tip


The drip tip is an 810 resin drip tip, which looks great and works well.

Top Cap and Glass


The top cap has a matching resin-style color at the top to match the drip tip, which is a nice touch. It looks really nice. Freemax also built in three steel balls to create more friction and a tighter seal in here to prevent leaking. To open the tank to fill it, you just slide the top cap where you see the red dot on the tank.

The glass tube that comes in the standard version is a 5ml bubble glass tube and you also get a 3ml spare glass tube. If you get the TPD version, you’ll get a smaller 2ml bubble glass tube.

Base & Adjustable Airflow


The base is where your coil screws in. It has the same nice resin design as the drip tip under the airflow control ring, which looks great. And this is a bottom airflow tank.

The airflow control glides smoothly as you adjust it and it stops on both ends. It opens up two big airflow intake slots on opposite sides of the tank. With the airflow all the way open, I’m getting quite a lot of airflow. You’ll get some big satisfying vapes out of it. The airflow works well, but I’ve noticed that the higher you go in wattage, the louder the tank gets. At 80 watts, it’s pretty loud.

Coils


Freemax calls their coils FM COILTECH 4.0 coils. These are made with military-grade SS904L mesh, 95% Tea Fiber Cotton, and 5% organic cotton. Freemax says these are cross-compatible with the Fireluke 2 and Fireluke M tanks also.

  • Freemax 904L X1 0.15 Ohm – Single vertical coil
  • Freemax 904L X2 0.2 Ohm – Dual vertical coil
  • Freemax 904L X2 0.5 Ohm – Dual vertical coil
  • Freemax 904L X3 0.15 Ohm – Three vertical coils
  • Freemax 904L X4 0.15 Ohm – Four vertical coils

The kit comes with the X1 0.15 Ohm and the X2 0.2 Ohm coils.

0.2 Ohm Coil

The 0.2 Ohm coil is rated for 40-80 watts. At 40 watts the vapor is cold and there isn’t a lot of flavor. Around the max of 80 watts is where it’s at with this coil. The Vapor is very warm and the flavor is very good. And you can just keep hitting it over and over with no signs of a dry it.

0.15 Ohm Coil

The 0.15 Ohm coil is also rated for 40-80 watts. At 40 watts, I’m getting a really satisfying hit with a lot of vapor and flavor. I think it performs really well at the lowest recommended wattage, which is great for a single battery device like the Maxus 100w because it won’t drain the battery as fast. At the max of 80 watts, the flavor is even better, but I think it’s a little too hot. The coil works well and has no trouble keeping up, I just think the wattage might be too high for the little tank and it seems to be taking the flavor of the liquid beyond where it tastes the best. I don’t know if that makes sense, it’s just what I’m getting from it. But if you like hot vapes, this coil can handle it.

One thing to keep in mind with changing the coils is that you can’t change them unless the tank is mostly empty or it’ll spill out through the drip tip.

Final Thoughts


The Freemax Maxus 100w looks awesome, it’s powerful for its size, has your standard modes, including temp-control, it fires really fast, and the SmartLoad battery feature is slick. It’s also $10 cheaper than the 200w model so if you don’t need all that power or size, you can save a little money. I like the Maxus 100w a lot. Just like with the Maxus 200w, the only thing I would change would be to have the back panel match the resin panel. Other than that though, it’s a great kit.

The Freemax Maxus 100w was sent to me for review from Freemax and you can get it from them for $64.99

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