Sigelei Fuchai 213: The Basics
Before 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.
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”.