Using the iStick TC100W
Using the iStick TC100W is easy. To turn the unit ON or OFF, squeeze and press the hidden fire button 5 times in quick succession.
To switch between Variable Wattage, Bypass, or any of the Temperature Control (TC-Ni/Ti/SS/TCR) modes, long-press the small menu button. The menu button is the third, slightly elongated button on the front of the mod. When in Variable Wattage mode, adjust wattage up or down by pressing either the up or down adjustment buttons. The rounded adjustment buttons are located above the menu button on the front of the device. To adjust faster at a constant high speed, long-press either the up or down button. In Bypass mode, direct output voltage is applied, and you can not make adjustments to settings. The higher the remaining battery level inside your cell/cells, the higher the output voltage. As your battery/batteries drain with use, the voltage output will decrease.
In Temperature Control mode (TC-Ni/Ti/SS), the iStick supports Ni200, Ti, or SS316 wire. In TCR mode (M1, M2, M3), the iStick can support other types of Ni, Ti, or SS wire. The included User Manual features a helpful TCR Value Range Chart to help you select the proper range depending on what wire material you are using. To customize TCR, make sure the iStick is powered ON. Then, press the fire button and the up adjustment button simultaneously until you are inside the TCR set menu. Press the up or down adjustment button to choose between M1, M2, or M3. Press the fire button once to confirm your selection. Then, press the up or down button to increase/decrease the TCR value in accordance with the wire material you are using. To confirm and save your selection, either press the fire button once again OR stay in the interface for ~10 seconds.
You can switch between degrees Fahrenheit and degrees Celsius: if you increase the temperature to 315 degrees Celsius and continue to press the up button, the interface will automatically switch over to the lowest Fahrenheit setting (200 degrees). Likewise, if you set the iStick to the lowest 200 degrees Fahrenheit setting, and you continue to press the down button, the interface will switch over to the highest Celsius setting (315 degrees).
Adjusting wattage in Temperature Control mode is easy. To increase wattage, press and hold the menu button and the up button simultaneously. To decrease wattage, press and hold the menu button and the down button simultaneously.
When using the iStick TC100W in Temperature Control mode, remember to lock in the base resistance of your atomizer. This ensures accurate and consistent temperature control. To do so, attach your atomizer to the iStick and ensure you are in TC mode. It is important that the coil is at room temperature. Press the fire button and up button simultaneously for two seconds. In place of the ohms sign, a small lock sign will appear on the OLED screen to indicate the atomizer's base resistance was locked successfully. You can unlock it in the same way. Make sure that you unlock the atomizer base resistance when you are changing to a different coil.
Please note that if you accidentally install a coil with a resistance higher than 1.5 ohm while the iStick is in Temperature Control mode, the device will automatically switch over to Variable Wattage mode. This is because max atomizer resistance for Temp Control mode is 1.5 ohm.
Charging the iStick TC100W
The iStick TC100W uses either 2 x flat top 18650 High Drain Li-Ion batteries (minimum 25A) in parallel, OR 1 x flat top 18650 High Drain battery (minimum 25A). To insert the batteries, remove the magnetic battery doors on both sides of the mod. Insert your battery cells with the negative poles pointing down.
When you have less than 10% battery power remaining, the battery power indicator on the OLED screen will start flashing. You may replace them with a freshly charged pair of batteries. Or, you may choose to take advantage of the on-board charging
, and charge your batteries while they are housed inside the iStick. To do so, plug the included Micro USB charge cable into the micro USB port on the bottom of the mod, and then plug into your computer, OR into a 1A wall adapter
and into a wall outlet. The battery power indicator on the OLED screen will keep flashing while you charge. Once the batteries are fully charged, the OLED screen will go out. Alternatively, to charge your batteries quicker, you may opt to charge them separately with an appropriate Li-Ion charger
. Please note: It is very important to always use and charge the batteries you select for this mod as a pair. Do not mix and match with batteries from your other devices, and never charge them separately! This is for your safety.