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A Complete Guide To The SMOK Alien Mod

Looking for help with your Alien Mod or just need guidance on how to operate it, then check out this complete and detailed guide to the SMOK Alien Mod.  The Alien Mod has become one of the most popular mods of 2016, taking home 1st place in the Best Regulated Mod category on GuideToVaping’s Best of 2016 event.  The reason why this particular mod has gained so much success is because of its appealing design, its large vertically stacked OLED display, its perfectly placed and very clicky fire button, its small stature, its dual battery configuration, its 200 watts of power, and who could forget the other features like temperature control and its optional output modes.

There’s no doubt that the Alien Vape Mod is a beast of a device, but not everyone who purchases the SMOK Alien Kit knows how to operate it correctly.  In fact, if you’re like a lot of us men, you’ve already tossed the instruction manual in the trash immediately after you ripped into its packaging.  We don’t want you to worry though, because we’re going to list how to operate this mod, its features, and its specifications so that you know everything about it!  If this guide has helped you in any way, please share it with your friends online — we’ll appreciate it! If you like this guide, feel free to check our our complete guide to the SMOK GX350, our complete guide to the SMOK G-Priv, and our complete guide to the SMOK OSUB Plus Kit.

There are 5 pages in this guide, please visit each page to learn everything about the SMOK Alien 220W TC Mod.

 

About The SMOK Alien Mod

The Alien Mod manufactured by SMOK (Shenzhen IVPS Technology Co., Ltd) is constructed out of a premium Zinc Alloy.  It offers an incredibly detailed design that boasts high appeal and a comfortable feel.  Everything on the device is perfectly placed, such as the ergonomically placed adjustment buttons, its stealth firing mechanism, and its hinged battery cap that completely seals the 2-bay battery compartment.

Though it holds two 18650 batteries, the device leaves a rather small footprint, being only 85mm tall, 44mm wide, and just 30mm in depth.  Even with its small stature, this feature packed beauty delivers a wattage output range between 6 and 220 watts.  Along with high power, it also incorporates temperature control (TC) — a mode that has become standard into today’s vape mods.  This TC feature allows a user to range from 200 to 600 degrees and supports a handful of different coil materials, such as Ni200 Nickel, Titanium, and Stainless Steel.  In addition, using the TC feature will allow you to fire coils as low as 0.06Ω, eliminating any potential limitations due to resistance levels.

SMOK Alien MOD OLED Screen

One of the most fantastic parts to the highly popular SMOK Alien Kit is its OLED display screen.  The display is vertically stacked and offers more detailed vaping data than nearly any other device on the vaping market.  The screen is clear and precise, and offers an entirely new operation interface.  With this screen, expect to see the current wattage, voltage, a display of what mode you’re in (WATT), its working effect, dual battery life indicators, resistance value, working current, working temperature (the temperature of the device itself), and your current puff count while in its variable wattage mode.  However, the screen changes just a bit when you’re in its temp control mode.  When in this TC mode, expect the screen to show the working temperature (ranges from 200-600 degrees), the working voltage, what mode you’re in (TEMP), the coil type (Ni, Ti, SS), dual battery life indicators, the resistance value, working current, working wattage (wattage you’re at in TC mode), and your current puff count.

The last thing you need to know about the Alien Mod by SMOK is that it has a series connection, a micro-USB port that is used for future firmware upgrades plus charging, and that the device is available in several different color options, including Silver, Gunmetal, Champagne Gold, Orange, Blue, Red, Purple, Green, White Red, Acid Blue, and Superman (Blue/Red).

About the author

Blake Brown

Blake is the owner and creator of the Guide To Vaping blog. He has expressed his passion for the vaping industry through his deeply rooted and highly informative content. Being a writer and content provider for the vaping industry for year's, Blake has also gained experience from working with multiple blogs and well respected companies.

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  • Just received the Smok Alien 220w in Rainbow and am impressed with the quality and appearance. It feels really good in hand not being to big or small. Read the complete article but didn’t see what any recommended setting adjustments for using the preinstalled coil or the extra. Also ordered some new Ohmash 30a 18650 flat tops. My VTC5 18650 might be fakes and I don’t want to take any chances. Hope to get a lot of use out of this and help my wife kick the habit of smoking.

  • Thanks for the Operating Instructions in a viewable print. Some of us can’t read the tiny print in the user’s manual. You made life much easier. I am now enjoying my Smoktech Alien 220w.

    • Your best bet is to contact SMOK support or the store you purchased it from. I believe once this happens, there isn’t much you could do other than replacing it.

  • I just bought my alien mod and i bought the baby beast tank with a .15 ohm coil and it tastes really burnt at 75-80 watts. i know some people vape at 150 watts on it. i’m not really sure what’s going on with it.

    • Believe it or not, but I’ve heard this from several people. The issue is the cotton wicking in these coils, or more specifically the ones with more than 1 coil in them. Find a single coil for the TFV8 Baby Beast and I imagine it will wick better. I personally use the TFV8 Big Baby Tank and it wicks perfectly with the Q2 Coil.

  • hello, Im sheikh, i need help, why does my smok alien mod cannot see the display? i already check and ope the mod like Hundred times, but the screen is just the same. I think it is not stealth mode, last afternoon, its just when black out, i think the battery is low, but when I out the battery in, its just the same black out, i cannot see the display. also i dont know how to fixed it, can any of you guys help me? do reply me ASAP. Thankyou

    • It seems as if this is an reoccurring issue with SMOK devices here lately. I advise that you contact SMOK or the store you’ve purchased the device from to see if you can return the unit for a properly working one. I haven’t seen or heard of any fixes for the issue just yet.

  • The device is not charging properly …. It shows charging but once taken off charger it goes dead right away…. Tried to reset it but nothing… Took out the batteries and still nothing ….

  • very very bad quality and i don’t recommend it. about one months display is not working and if you don’t believe me you will search in internet it is a chronic problem.

  • I have my alien for 4 months now and nothing to complain. Maybe the fact that the bottom has no color on it anymore but that is a minor issue.
    People who find the taste weird/burnt/etc read this:
    Some liquids are not suited for high temperatures. If you use a liquid for the first time on your alien, start at 40 watts (or equal temperature) and step up in 5 Watt steps until you get the best results.

    My tip:
    Consider different liquid vendors if this is always an issue with all kind of different flavors. The mix might not be good or the flavor is of poor quality.
    Fruity flavors are always better on low temperature and strong flavors like chocolate and coffee can handle high temperatures pretty well.

    Anyways, alien rocks. Glad I purchased it.

      • Blake! I appreciate the thoroughness of this article. Well done. I am relatively new to vaping and was wondering if you may be able to offer insight into whether or not I should explore the temperature mode. I am using the Baby Beast tank with the T8 coil and am not sure if adjusting the temperature is a good idea, or if I do adjust the temperature, what an appropriate wattage for the temperature mode would be. Also, if you could help me understand how to work the memory mode (or rather, give me a quick “for-dummies” approach to it) so that I can better operate my mod, I would be very appreciative. Thanks again for a very informative article, and I hope you can get back with me relatively soon.

        – David

        • David, I’ve been vaping quite a while, even before temperature control existed for vaping products. I along with many do not use temperature control, but there are many that also do use it. If you want to explore more with your mod, I would suggest that you just play around with things to find what’s more comfortable for you specifically. I can throw off numbers to you or where you should set your temperature, but that would only be my preference, even though I don’t prefer using TC at all. My advice, play with the mod, adjust things, and see what works for you and what doesn’t. (In my opinion, the memory mode is more of a hassle than anything, as you are setting a specific parameter rather than adjusting each time to dial in on your personal liking. Your tastes often change, wattage and temperature often change to meet your liking, and I rather just change things on the fly)

    • First off that number combination will not exist, they would half to add up to 100…percent.If you buy the proper coils they give you a minimum and a maximum operating wattage and also stamped right on the coil is BEST OPERATING WATTAGES ‘for example ‘works best between 60w and 80w so I would use 70w

  • I just changed my coil to a .6 and am not getting a very good hit. It is sputering. Do you have any suggestions?

  • I have the Alien Baby AL85 for a month now. I got new coils and it says “low ohm” it says in the booklet that I need to change the atomizer. What exactly is that? I ordered a new tank to see if that will help. What I would like to know is will the new tank fix the low ohm problem? Or do I need a new mod?


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