Tesla XT 220W TC review - Great steampunk LED box mod with 21700 batteries

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Tesla XT 220W TC

Tesla has released a great number of mods across the years, but this has to be their most beautiful creation ever. The Tesla XT 220W TC is a very solid and well-built box mod inspired from the steampunk genre. And it not only looks superb but it's also a flawless performer. The device can easily reach a maximum output of 220W and works with 18650, 20700 or 21700 batteries. In addition it's very easy to use and it's perfect for any type of vaper.

8.8 Ecigguides Editors' Rating

Beautiful design

Great LED lights

Build quality and materials


Maximum 24mm atomizers without overhang

What you get with the Tesla XT vape

The Tesla XT 220W TC feels premium from the first time you lay eyes on it. It comes packaged in a high end slide to open cardboard box. Inside you will find the box mod vape a charging cable and user manual.

Tesla XT packaging

Available colors are: Gunmetal, Silver, Blue, Green, and Purple.

Tesla XT mod: Design and main features

The Tesla XT 220W is not to company's first steampunk inspired box mod. We might even argue that this is an improved version of the original Tesla Punk. In fact it's smaller than its predecessor but comes with the most beautiful LED lights. The body is made from solid Zinc Alloy and the build quality is well above the price range.

The device measures 80mm x 52mm x 24mm and weighs 220g without cells. It has a spring loaded 510 connector on top and it can accommodate atties up to 24mm in diameter without overhang. In addition, the fire button, on/off button, display, adjustment buttons and micro-USB port are all placed on the main side.

Tesla XT mod

To access the battery compartment you need to slide and unlock the door on the bottom, and this time they used a hinge. The device works with 18650, 20700 or 21700 high drain cells. When using 20700 or 21700 the sleeves need to be removed.

The Tesla XT has a solid, metallic back with the 'XT' logo on the center. Consequently the front of the device is made from clear polycarbonate and it's one of its key design points. The see-through panel hides 5 LED lights which give the mod its unique appearance.

The board and LEDs

This mod is powered by a highly responsive Tesla developed board. It features variable wattage between 7W – 220W and a maximum output voltage of 7.5V. Additionally, the maximum allowed current is 50W and minimum resistance in TC mode is 0.05 Ohms.

There are three pre-heat options: Normal, Soft, and Hard and there's even a fully customizable 'User' preset. Temperature range is 200 – 600F and works with Ni200, Titanium and SS316.

To customize LED colors just keep the fire and up buttons pressed at the same time to cycle through the various options. You can choose from three multiple color schemes as well as single color presets: Blue, Red, Green, or Purple. There's even an option to turn them off completely, and this is a big pro for those who don't like the feature.

Tesla XT display

Performance and final words on the Tesla XT vape

The Tesla XT 220W TC is one of the most beautiful mods we tested in 2018 and definitely a big improvement over the original Punk model. It's easy to use, intuitive, powerful and comes with some of the bet-looking LED lights on the market. The board is accurate and features all the temperature control presets you will ever need. Battery life is outstanding, especially when using big 21700 cells.

The only con we found is that the mod only looks nice with 24mm atomizers on top. And while this diameter is one of the most popular at the moment, it would have been great to use 28 – 30mm RDAs too.

Product Specifications

Rating of the Tesla Xt 220w Tc

8.8 Overall score
80 Score
Price 80
90 Score
Battery Life 90
100 Score
Aestetics 100
80 Score
Ease of Use 80
90 Score
Build quality 90

Posted by Sam Wagner

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My name is Sam and I’m an avid blogger and social media specialist. My two great passions are motorcycles and vaping. I love writing about my experiences and I’m usually the one testing all mods and vaporizers we receive. You will always find me fiddling with tank atomizers, building my own coils or steeping various e-liquid recipes.


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