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A Complete Guide To The Sigelei Fuchai 213

 

Sigelei’s updated Fuchai 213 is a brand new take on a device that has been a fan favorite for the better part of a year.  While some reviewers didn’t think very highly of this or the other 213 device recently released by Sigelei, it appears as though the Fuchai 213 will be just as popular as its predecessor.  The public loved the original Fuchai because it was dirt cheap and built like a tank, and even though it didn’t live up to the advertised specifications, most folks didn’t complain because they never pushed it that hard to begin with.

Over the course of the next few minutes we will take an in-depth look at the operation of the Fuchai 213, so if you bought one today you could pick it up and use it without any problems.  Unlike its predecessor though, the menu functions in this device are a little more complex – but then again Sigelei added a bunch of new features.

Sigelei Fuchai 213: The Device

Sigelei Fuchai 213 vw-tc vape mod black solo Guide to VapingThe Fuchai 213 measures in at 88mm by 44mm by 29mm, and is completely different in shape to its predecessor.  It follows very closely to the form of the Sigelei 213, the Pioneer4You IPV400 and IPV6X, opting for the adjustment buttons and screen on the front face with the firing button on the side.  This form has almost become a standard template for dual 18650 systems as it is ergonomically designed for comfort of grip while preventing accidental changes of the settings.  The front facing screen makes it easier to read, especially if you choose to lay it down while making changes.

While the 213 in the name was supposed to represent the maximum wattage of the device, as with its predecessor it falls short, but the fan base doesn’t seem to care about the missing 40 watts at the top end of the power-scale.  What has been added to the Fuchai brand however, is the ability to fire temperature control coils made from Nickel wire, Titanium wire, and Stainless Steel, and by giving the user the ability to control the Temperature Coefficient of Resistance (TCR) and Temperature Factor of Resistivity (TFR) settings, which opens it up to all specific wire formulations.  Another addition is the ability to charge the dual 18650 batteries in the device, although as with any other device, we can not recommend using this feature.

Sigelei Fuchai 213: The Basics

sigelei-213-vs-sigelei-fuchai-213-what-is-the-difference-fuchai-213Before Turning The Fuchai 213 On:  Make sure that you have installed 2 high drain (30 Amp) 18650 batteries in series, paying attention to the orientation shown inside the door.  When the batteries are in place close the door and we are ready to get this device working.

Turning The Fuchai On/Off:  As soon as you put the batteries into the device and close the door, it is active.  As long as the batteries are in the right way, you will see the welcome screen.  If you missed the plus and minus signs in the battery door however, the Fuchai has reverse polarity protection to keep itself working.  There is no on/off per say, but the Fuchai does come equipped with the ability to lock the buttons to prevent accidental firing.

Locking The Fire Button:  To prevent accidental firing of the Fuchai 213, hit the “Fire” button 5 times within 3 seconds and it will become inoperable.  To get it rolling again, hit it another 5 times.

Locking The Adjustment Buttons:  Locking the adjustment buttons is as simple as holding the “-” button and “Fire”.  There is nothing more aggravating than setting your device up to hit at a certain wattage then getting hit in the face with a dry hit because you knocked it up by 70 watts.

Changing The Fuchai 213 Work Modes:  Getting into the menu system is not as simple as the original Fuchai, but hitting the “Fire” button 3 times is still a simple operation.  Unlike the older version though, with its 3 simple options, this screen could quickly become confusing.

  • Power:  Regular wattage mode
  • SS:  Stainless Steel Coils, set up for 304, 316 and 317 wires.  If you don’t know the exact composition of the wire you could get confused in here quickly.
  • Ti1:  Titanium wire settings
  • Ni200: Nickel Wire settings
  • TCR:  Temperature Coefficient Of Resistance.  Set up your own system using the TCR settings for specific wire types.
  • TFR:  Sigelei specific calculator settings are required for similar performance to TCR.

Each menu option brings you to a different part of the menu system, but each one is self explanatory when you get inside.a-complete-guide-to-the-sigelei-fuchai-213-side-blue

Adjusting Wattage In Power Mode:  After selecting the power mode, use the “+” and “-” keys to adjust the wattage to your sweet spot.

Adjusting Temperature In Any TC Mode:  After selecting the wire type you need and whether you want to function in Centigrade or Fahrenheit adjusting the temperature will work in the same way as adjusting the wattage.  As we said at the beginning, Sigelei have tried to keep everything in here as simple as possible.

Adjusting TCR/TFR Control:  When you select either from the menu option you will be given the option to enter the number for your specific wire (these numbers can be found on Steam-Engine.org or at Sigelei’s own website).  After inputting the desired number, hiut the “Fire” button to lock it into the memory settings.

Reading/Locking Atomizer Resistance:  When working in TC modes, locking in the initial resistance is critical to good performance.  When the coil and device are both at room temperature, press the “+” and “-” buttons together.  This will bring up a screen that gives you the option to “Read” or “Lock” the resistance into the memory.  A good practice is to read the atomizer first, then repeat the step and select Lock.  It’s locked into place by hitting the “Fire” button but if you decide to change the coil or resistance at a later date repeat this step and select “Unlock”.

About the author

Daniel Hall

Avid Vaper, advocate and cloud chaser. Writer for 3 vaping websites and broadcaster/presenter as Vapin Demon on Coast 2 Coast Vapers.
Originally from Manchester, England, I got bored one day and moved to the USA.
Vaping saved my life and my aim is to save as many others as I can.

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  • Thank you for your help, reading the small print is hard on my 60 year old eyes. I needed to lock the adjustment buttons and now it’s done, thank you. Marie

    • HAHA im only 51 and i cant see the print myself,seems the screens get bigger but the text always gets smaller LOL.

  • Hello, I’m having an issue that I cannot find in other threads anywhere. My screen stays on all of the time. I’ve tried locking and unlocking, as well as removing and changing the batteries. It functions normally in every other aspect. Please help.

  • I’m having an issue where my new TFV8 tank on my sigele 213 won’t read my mod. It keeps saying check atomizer but it’s a brand new tank and coils and its not reading resistants or watts

    • On your tank there is a pin with a flathead make sure it is tight. For what ever reason your pin is not making proper contackt with the mod. Also check the pin in your mod. You may need to adjust it out or tighten it

  • hello i have a question on how to change the dim setting on it. i accidentally put it to lowest dim setting and i dont know how to make it brigher.

    • I didn’t even know there was a way to change how bright the screen is. I just did some research and couldn’t find anything on it. Did you do a specific button combination to change it?

      • no i bought this off a friend and thats what happened to him. it gets annoying because i cant ever see the screen unless im in a comp,etely dark room.

  • So I’m having a problem. I’ve had mine for like 3 weeks and never had any problems. I charger my batteries last night, put them in, didn’t touch it. I woke up went to fire it and it says HHHHHHHHHall across the screen. But only when I try to fire it. How do I fire it? Or whats wrong?

  • Thank you for this!
    I just got it a couple of days ago and the first day it was full of flavor but it isn’t so much anymore. I have not changed anything other than the wattage. Do you know why this is?

    • That’s to do with the tank you’re using, not this mod. Changing the wattage will only increase or decrease the power, however, flavor should still remain the same, as long as your coil is performing the same. I suggest changing to a new coil if you’re using a sub-ohm tank.

    • Hey pam was going to say what the guy below you said and it works 5 even presses doesnt matter speed just even presses

  • thank you for this review
    I’m using twisted wire, .35ohms that appeared on the screen and an LG choco batt. may I know if it’s safe? also an el diablo atutomizer.
    May you suggest a great build with wthe fuchai? and how much can I use in the wattage with regards of the said items.
    much appreciated thank you!

    • Well, you’re using a regulated mod, so there are built-in safety features that’s an added layer of protection for both you and the Sigelei Fuchai 213. In addition, the LG HG2 batteries are outstanding battery and tests show they perform very well (I personally use them). I prefer Alien Clapton builds in all my RDA/RTA/RDTA’s.

    • Depends on what you’re after in your vaping experience. I am using a Smok Cloud Beast, because I am a cloud chaser who likes massive vapor production and intense flavor. With the 8-coil V8-T8 “hyper engine” installed, I can run the Fuchai 213 at 180w and fill my living room with a haze with just a few hits… with the downside being the amount of juice consumed! That’s a couble-edged sword, though, because you’ll probably take fewer hits (and will be fully satisfied with a 3mg nicotine strength, unless you’re a hardcore nic junkie).

    • If you run the wattage down to 1w and the time down to 0.1 seconds, it won’t be doing much of anything. It’s not “off,” exactly, but it’s having zero noticable effect on your vaping experience.

  • I’ve just bought mine off of someone, it was working fine but when I took out the 2 batteries to put 2 more fully charged ones in, it won’t turn on now. The only way I can get the screen to come on is by plugging the mod in and it reads 0% on the battery level and remains there, almost like it isn’t recognizing the batteries. I’ve tried multiple batteries and cleaned everything.

        • hi im’m using th tfv4 smok tank with my fuchai 213 watt, the coils are patented triple head coils with high quality kanthal wire. i only use these coils in wattage mode around 85 watts, but i’m having a problem with the tank overheating. i only have a few vapes before it gets to hot and not a lot of vapor production. i also have a smok g priv, i tried the tfv4 tank on it set to stainless max flavor around 95 watts and i was blowing massive clouds? just wondering if the tfvf is really compatible with the fuchai 213 or not, maybe you could suggest agood tank for the fuchai for me prefferably with pre built coils,i don’t mind rba’s but don’t reaally go their… please help

          • What resistance is the coil that you’re using? You shouldn’t be running Kanthal coils in stainless steel mode. I believe the coil you’re using is the 0.2 ohm rated for 40 to 140 watts, so if it’s getting too hot very quickly then you’re either chain vaping and causing it or your liquid isn’t wicking good enough to saturated the cotton and make its way to the coil. When you fire up the coil, it doesn’t have anything wet on it, which would explain the low amount of vapor and it getting hot very quickly.

          • cheers for the info, i actually went out and bought the tfv8 big baby beast today and tried it on my fuchai 213plus the coils are v8 baby – t6 core 0.2 ohm sextuple coils best betwen 70 -90 watts, coil is wicking out awesomely instant hits now, killer flavor and the tank stays a so much cooler now and i mean a lot cooler , i’m vaping in power mode at 65 watts to 75 watts and theirs is so much more vapor now, not hot not dry but just right now. i would recommend the big baby beast anyday especialy for the new fuchai cloor screen mods. been good chatting vaping interest me a lot, so you’ll probably here from me any mate take care fellow vapor… and vape on

    • The V8-T8 coil wasn’t designed for temperature control. It uses Kanthal wire and organic cotton. Only use this coil is wattage mode. 90% of the time, if there’s multiple coils like this or coils that do high wattage, then it’s most likely going to use Kanthal wire.

  • I just got my Fuchai 213 mini the day before yesterday. I charged it that night and woke up to a full charge. I charged it last night and woke up to the wattage down to 31 and it was still charging . I put it back to 40 and it’s still yet to get to a full charge. SNYTHING I Can do? It’s attached to a 5v 2a charger.

  • I just bought a 213 and it started of great but now seems to be leaking fluid out the air intakes. Kind of disappointed. I’ve never dropped it or damaged it.

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