IJOY MAXO V12 INTRO
The iJoy Maxo V12 was made in response to the massive popularity of the SMOK TFV12, with the hopes of dethroning it as the King of Clouds.
Both are priced in the same range. But the Maxo V12 forges its own path and is not a full blown clone of the TFV12.
This can be a good thing since it gives you different options. But, in terms of performance, does it outdo the Cloud King?
GOOD BUT FAR FROM PERFECT
The Maxo V12 is a fairly large tank, measuring in at 61.9mm in height and a 28mm diameter.
One of my favourite features is that this tank can easily hold up to 5.6ml of e-liquid. The tank has a top-fill hole, which is another pro for me, but the fill hole is really small.
This makes it difficult to fill with some tips or pipettes that may be a little larger than the hole. Since it only has one hole it’s easy for liquid to fill the hole and stop filling the tank.
This can end with you getting e-liquid everywhere if you’re not careful. The top fill cover is spring loaded, but I found it a little fiddly to use.
It’s easier to use than most other tanks that require you to remove the entire top, but not quite as easy to use as many new tanks that now come with the swivel top.
Things do start to look better for the Maxo V12. For instance, it has its own coil heads and RBA deck. There’s an adapter included so you can easily use other limitless coils.
The RBA deck is easy to build on, with large post holes. It’s set up to accommodate triple coils, which may be a pro for some but for my build style, it doesn’t suit me.
The RBA is more suited to advanced builders, so if you are new to building coils you will probably be best looking for a tank with an easier deck to build on.
A drip tip adapter allows you to use your favourite 510 drip tip instead of the one bundled with the tank, but the once included isn’t a bad drip tip at all.
I noticed that the Maxo tends to leak a little when you fill it since there is no juice flow control. It didn’t leak much, but it was enough to make it worth mentioning.
Once you start vaping on it, the leaking does stop and it should leak again until you have to refill it. When you’re all set and vaping it does produces really good flavour and huge amounts of vapour.
There is one final gripe I have with this tank I’m afraid…
When cleaning the tank, prepare to spend more time than usual since dismantling it. I found it difficult to grip the tank to dismantle parts like the glass and chimney.
For me, this is a huge headache since I clean my tanks regularly. The last thing I want to do is spend 10 minutes struggling to get it apart.
- 1 x MAXO V12 Tank
- 1 x 0.1ohm V12-C12 Twelvefold Coil
- 1 x 0.2ohm XL-C3 Coil
- 1 x Replacement Glass Tube
- 1 x 510 Drip Tip Adapter
- 1 x Vape Band
- Instructional Manual
- 28mm Diameter
- 5.6mL Juice Capacity
- Superior 304 Stainless Steel Construction
- Pyrex Glass Reinforcement
- Innovative V12 Twelvefold Coil System
- 0.1ohm V12-C12 Twelve Cylinder Coil – rated for 60-315W
- 0.15ohm XL-C4 Chip Coil – rated for 50-250W
- 0.2ohm XL-C3 Coil – rated for 50-180W
- V12-RT6 Deck – 3-Point Triple-Post Deck
- Powerful Dual Adjustable Airflow at Base
- Convenient Flip-Cap Top-Fill Method
- Ultra-Wide Delrin Widebore Drip Tip
- 24K Gold-Plated 510 Connection
- Note: Chip Coil requires adapter. Do not discard the adapter
- Design – The design is polarizing, some may like it, while other won’t
- Top Fill Hole – While having top fill is great, the small holes only allow bottles with thin tips to fit
- Hard to Clean – A bit to difficult to dismantle, cleaning the Maxo V12 can be a chore
- RBA Deck Configuration – Set up for triple coil, users like me who prefer single, or at the most dual, coils might find it a bit overkill
- No Juice Flow Control – The lack of juice flow control resulted in leaks, though it does disappear once you start vaping on it
- Juice Capacity – At 5.6ml, you can easily last a day of vaping with the massive capacity of the tank
- Performance – The Maxo produces excellent flavour and vapour.
- Adapters – The tank has a coil head adapter to extend the range of coil heads you can use, as well as a 510 adapter so you can continue to use your favourite drip tip.
- Spare Glass – Being the most vulnerable part of the tank, having a spare glass included is great.
- RBA section – The inclusion of an RBA deck lets you customise your own coils.
- Easy to Build On – With large post holes, the RBA deck is fairly easy to build on, though not for beginners
SHOULD YOU GET THE MAXO V12?
The iJoy Maxo V12 is a decent tank that’s let down by a few design flaws that could easily have been solved prior to production. Maybe they just rushed it to compete with the TFV 12. Who knows…
The best thing it has going for it is the juice capacity, flavour and vapour production. It does extremely well in all these areas.
I feel like this tank could have been a real contender to the SMOK TFV 12, but it has fallen short.
The small fill holes, lack of juice flow control, and the sheer effort it takes to dismantle push the grade of the tank further down the ranks.
While the tank is capable in its own right, there are better options, and I could not possibly recommend this tank to anyone I know.