Ehpro Nixon V2
Just look at it, and look again. An all glass housing covering a stainless steel base with air flow slots IN THE BASE.
Unusual? You bet it is. You have to be on your mark with this dripper. Everyone will get to see the quality of your coil wrapping and your abilities as a wicker. Make a mistake and it's exposed to anyone.
This is a three post design that supports a dual coil setup. The center positive post is wider and accommodates individual coil leg holes and screws. The screws are Philips head.
We were not fans of the original Nixon. The air flow in these atomisers is quite unusual. The air flows through two raised holes in the base that gets air from the bottom of the base. They can be adjusted by twisting the base to increase or limit air flow. The holes are 3.2 mm at maximum flow. The base holes are immediately below the coils. The problem with this setup is that the wicking material is all around the air flow holes in the inner base and you have to be very cautious about the amount of liquid you drip in. Add a bit too much and it leaks out the air flow holes. And, unfortunately, it happens quite often.
If you drip, you have wipes with you all the time. That's the nature of dripping. Lean your mod a bit too far and liquid can leak out (and often does). You wipe. With most dripping atomizers, if you can keep the mod upright you can add more juice than the juice well holds. You rely on the seals at the base to hold the liquid in and you can fill base the top of the base and below the air flow holes that are usually on the atomizer center sides. I do it all the time getting as much as 50% more juice before needing a refill.
You can't do that with the Nixon V2. Add more juice than the well can hold, or place your wicks with a slight overhang over the air flow holes and you end up with leaks coming out the bottom of the base. That's the down side of a bottom air flow dripping atomizer.
The up side is what makes the Ehpro Nixon V2 worth it. Flavor that is absolutely incredible. Moderate the liquid you put in carefully and you will be rewarded with exceptional air flow that starts at the bottom of the base, exists inside the dripper right under the coil and cascades air picking up tons of vapor and incredible flavor.
One advantage of the glass cover is that you can see exactly how much liquid you add. That's a bonus with this type of air flow system. Adding the liquid is really simple too, just remove the silicone drip tip at the top and drip the liquid right over the center positive posts. You can see the liquid flow properly down to the base through the center. And, that's the best way to avoid getting liquid into the air flow holes.
We paired the Ehpro Nixon V2 with the blue Sigelei Fuchai 200W – a color match that is perfect.
Using a dripper atomizer isn't all about adding liquid and vaping though. There's an element of satisfaction in making your own coils. You get to choose the wire, the center diameter, the number of wraps. You get to choose the wicking material. And there is an immense satisfaction in putting it all together and ending up with a vape that satisfies.
For this test, I wrapped two coils that individually were a bit more than 0.8 ohms. When mounted on the Ehpro Nixon V2, they ended up being a total of 0.43 ohms. I've only been back building coils again after nearly a one year absence. I was having too many problems with hand tremors ... this was a perfect test (the hand tremors aren't completely gone), so I could test out how easily coil legs inserted into the center posts. The Ehpro Nixon V2 has generous sized coil leg holes. Large enough that I'll try some twisted coils next. One feature you will like too is the individual holes in the posts for each of the two coils. This is absolutely preferred over the three post design that expects you to insert two legs (from opposing sides) into one single hole.
So, what’s the verdict? Is it worth it?
Well, I took on the task of testing and reviewing the Ehpro Nixon V2 for all the wrong reasons. Basically, I was intrigued by the 100% glass top and the color of the silicone seal on the base and the silicone drop tip. Despite this, I am glad I did. This turned out to be an excellent test – not only of the dripper, but my own abilities working with coils and wicking despite hand tremors (from health issues). The end result was an excellent vape experience and thorough pleasure working with an excellent build deck that is well spaced, an air flow that enhances the flavor of any juice, and clouds that blind your vision of anything within six feet. The base is actually in two parts that rotate against each other to expose or close off the air holes at the bottom of the base. That's the only part that I struggled with, it's a bit hard to twist – but that isn't bad either, it means it is sealing properly. Well worth having in your vape gear!
What’s in the box?
- Nixon V2 RDA
- Screws (M2 x 4.3L)
- Mini Philips Screwdriver
- Coil Wire
- Organic Cotton
- Blue O Ring for base bottom
- Blue Silicone drip tip