Using the iStick Pico
The iStick Pico has a bright, easy to read OLED screen which displays your output power, temperature setting and mode (VW/Bypass/TC-Ni/TC-Ti/TC-SS/TCR), atomizer resistance, and battery life at a glance. The iStick Pico features a stainless steel spring-loaded 510 connection, ensuring that the atomizer makes a secure connection with the device every time. The Pico can accommodate atomizers of up to 22mm in diameter.
Using the iStick Pico is easy. To turn the unit ON or OFF, first unscrew the battery cap, and insert 1 x flat top High Draim IMR18650 battery (25A or higher) with the positive pole down/negative pole up. Screw the cap back on. Press the rectangular fire button on the side of the mod 5 times in quick succession to power ON (or OFF). To switch between Variable Wattage (VW), Bypass and Temperature Control (TC-Ni/TC-Ti/TC-SS/TCR) mode, press the fire button 3 times while the device is powered ON. Then, use the up/down ("+"/"-") adjustment buttons on the bottom of the mod to cycle through the different modes. Press the fire button 1 time or stay in the interface for ~10 sec to save/confirm your desired mode.
In Variable Wattage (VW) mode, the Pico can support atomizers with a minimum coil resistance of 0.1 ohm and maximum coil resistance of 3.5 ohm. Adjust wattage by pressing the pressing the up and down adjustment buttons on the bottom of the mod. Long-press either button to adjust at a constant high speed. Your selection can be Locked to prevent accidentally changing your watt setting by simply holding down both the up/down buttons simultaneously for 2 seconds. The iStick Pico can be Unlocked the same way when you need to adjust your wattage setting again.
In Bypass Mode, the Pico can support atomizers with a minimum coil resistance of 0.1 ohm and maximum coil resistance of 3.5 ohm. The Pico will use the direct output voltage of your battery in this mode. This means that as the battery drains, the voltage output will decrease, similar to a mechanical mod.
In Temperature Control mode (TC-Ni/TC-Ti/TC-SS/TCR), the Pico can use Nickel (Ni200), Titanium (Ti), or Stainless Steel (SS316) wires. Different types of Ni, Ti, or SS wires may be used in TCR mode. In these modes, the Pico can support atomizers with a minimum coil resistance of 0.05 ohm and maximum coil resistance of 1.5 ohm. Adjust temperature up or down by pressing the up/down buttons on the bottom of the mod. Long-press to adjust at a constant high speed. To adjust your wattage output while in temperature mode, press the fire button 4 times to enter the wattage setting menu. Then, press the up/down adjustment buttons to increase/decrease wattage. To Lock in your atomizer base resistance in temperature mode, first ensure that your coil is at room temperature. Then, press the fire button and up ("+") adjustment button simultaneously for 2 seconds. A small lock symbol will appear next to your atomizer resistance on the OLED screen (when Unlocked the same way, the lock symbol will be replaced by an ohm sign.) Please lock the resistance when the atomizer coil is at room temperature, so that the mod can display the correct "base resistance".
In Lock mode, when you remove the coil and then put it back, the mod can maintain the same "base resistance", although the coil resistance may increase due to the rise in temperature. In Unlock mode, when you remove the coil and then put a coil back, the screen may display "New coil up same down", as the coil resistance may increase within a certain range. If it is the same coil, press the down ("-") adjustment button. If it a new/fresh coil, press the up ("+") adjustment button. Please always Unlock the atomizer resistance before changing out to a coil head with a different resistance.
When your battery's remaining power is less than 10% and the Pico needs to be charged, the battery icon on the OLED screen will flash. You may replace the battery with a freshly charged one. Or, you may choose to take advantage of on-board charging
, and charge your battery while it is still inside the device. To do so, plug the included micro USB charge cable into the micro USB port on the bottom of the device, and then plug into your computer, OR into a 1A wall adapter
and into a wall outlet. The battery icon on the OLED screen will continue flashing while the battery charges, and the OLED screen will go out once the battery is fully charged. You can also take out the battery and choose to charge it separately with an appropriate Li-Ion battery charger
- we recommend this method, as the battery will charge faster.
Please note: Always use a coil head appropriate for the mode you are using on the iStick Pico. For example, set the device to the corresponding TC mode when using Titanium, Nickel or Stainless Steel wire coils in your atomizer. Always use regular Wattage mode when using kanthal coils. Stainless steel coils may also be used in Wattage mode safely.