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A Complete Guide To The SMOK Trinity Alpha
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A Complete Guide To The SMOK Trinity Alpha

When it comes to innovation at affordable prices, there is no company currently on the market that comes close to SMOK. Since its inception, almost a decade ago, this is a company that has always pushed to be at the head of the pack. With many of the most recognizable mods in the world already in its back catalog, it has recently unleashed the Trinity Alpha pod style system. From what we have seen, this miniature system packs a mighty punch for its weight class and over the next few minutes we’re going to take a quick look at the device – all the way from the specifications through to the operation manual – so whether you have just picked one up or are thinking about purchasing, you know what to expect in the box.

SMOK and the Trinity Alpha Kit

SMOK’s mission as a company is simple, bringing the highest quality devices to the masses at the best possible price point. SMOK entered the vaping market in 2010, hailing from the Nanshan district of Shenzhen City, China under the watchful gaze of its parent company Shenzhen IVPS Technology Corporation Ltd, bringing a wealth of knowledge in research, development and the manufacturing of electronic systems.

SMOK has created many firsts in the vaping industry. From creating the sub-ohm tank market, we know today to deliver the earliest full mod kits, this truly is a powerhouse of industry. As a global brand, they sold over 3 million units of a single mod, the Alien, and have shown absolutely no signs of slowing down. As the industry moved from big box mods and killer clouds, SMOK moved along with it and has produced some of the most innovative pod systems currently available. Whether its draw to activate, like the SMOK Rolo Badge, or push button like the Nord system SMOK has made sure to include its signature with every device. One of the main reasons SMOK has been so successful is the vast quantity of style choices it creates with each new device. A wide array of colors and style has always meant that there is a SMOK device for everyone and the Trinity Alpha is no different.

SMOK Trinity Alpha Quick Look

While the SMOK Trinity Alpha is only currently available in 6 colors, each one is a tiny work of art. Measuring in at 90mm by 38mm and only 16 mm deep, this is truly designed for stealth vaping. Disappearing into the palm of your hand, no-one would know you were carrying the mod. Crafted from Zinc Alloy with Resin panels on the front and back, they are beautiful little mods.

SMOK Trinity Alpha Modes

With a battery output of 1000 mAh and a range from 6 – 30 Watts, there is more to this little device than meets the eye. One of the few pod systems currently available that gives you power options for your pods (SOFT, NORMAL & HARD), the Trinity allows you to customize your vaping experience. The pods that SMOK provided for the Smok Trinity Alpha coils are a step above the competition, while others will have you trying to use tiny holes in the bottom of the pod to fill the 2ml tank, SMOK has kept everything about this design as user-friendly as possible. A massive top filling port means that the only time you need to remove the pod is to change the coil, leaving much less chance for leaks and spills. One of the greatest aspects of this pod system is the fact that it borrows its coil technology from the Nord, currently the fastest selling low wattage system on the market. With intelligent battery life indication, fast charging and multiple layers of protection built into the Trinity Alpha, SMOK has used its years of creating killer systems and condensed them into, possibly, the greatest tiny mod ever made.

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What’s Included

Each Trinity Alpha kit, whether designed for use in the United States or TPD compliant European models pretty much comes with the same contents except for the actual pod size. US models are 2.8 ml while TPD models are sold with a 2ml screw-locking fill cap.

SMOK Trinity AlphaInside the box, you will find:

  • 1x SMOK Trinity Alpha Battery
  • 1x SMOK Trinity Alpha empty pod (US 2.8ml – EU 2.0ml)
  • 1x Nord 0.6 Ω coil (max 25 watts)
  • 1x Nord Mesh MTL 0.8Ω coil (max 16 watts)
  • 1x Lanyard
  • 1x USB Charge Cable
  • 1x User Guide

Basic Operation

Charging the Trinity Alpha:  Using the charging cable included, hook the SMOK Trinity Alpha to either a computer USB socket or any 0.5 or 1 Amp charging block. Do not use a fast charging block as this may permanently damage the battery. When you get the device, chances are that it has shipped without a charge, so make sure to plug it in before you try to use it. Where it is only a 1000mAh battery, it shouldn’t take too long to reach full power. The device has a charging shut off built into it, so you can’t accidentally fry the battery by leaving it on the plug.

Installing the Trinity Alpha coil: If the pod is already installed, press the pod lock button to release it. Turn the pod over and insert the Nord coil into the large hole in the base and twist it into position.

Filling the Trinity Alpha: Filling the device is simple, whether you are using the US or EU version. The filling port is on the top of the pod, next to the drip tip. US model is a push top, sliding open to reveal the port while the EU version requires a little unscrewing. When you have the fill port open, insert the end of your e-liquid bottle and fill almost to the top.

Turning the Trinity Alpha On/Off: 5 rapid clicks on the FIRE button will turn the device on/off.

Battery Life Indicator: The LED on toward the base of the device tells you how much life you have in your battery.

  • Green – 100/70%
  • Orange – 70/30%
  • Red – <30%

Changing the Power Settings: The 3 LEDs on the side of the Trinity Alpha indicate your current power setting. To switch between SOFT< NORMAL & HARD, use the switch toward the base, over the USB port.

Firing the Trinity Alpha: Press and hold the Fire button. If you accidentally hit the button or press it for too long, it will automatically shut off after 8 seconds.


We hope that you have found this complete guide helpful, especially if you are currently considering purchasing a SMOK Trinity Alpha kit. It’s a simple to use, stealthy device that has some killer design features that we hope catch on with other manufacturers and become the new norm’s in the industry.

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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  • I have the smok trinity alpha, I do love it but I am having a problem maybe I’m just dumb lol! I am a biker and when I’m riding I like to have my lanyard around my neck so I can vape but where does it go on this thing ? Please help me out and others that can’t figure it out! Thank you

  • I am having trouble filling the device without spilling it everywhere. I am using a plastic squeeze bottle with a small plastic tip. Please help.

    • Hey Ronnie~ I just bought my own Trinity Alpha today, after having the Nord for a few months now, and I was actually surprised at how easy it is to fill- compared to so many others. I was puzzled to read your comment, & I’m wondering if maybe the round silver button is maybe not getting fully opened, the one that you slide over to expose the fill hole? The only other thing I can think of is perhaps your bottle is not a regular e-liquid container? I only say that because all of the different types of spouts I have are at least half the size of the fill hole, meaning more than enough space to fill it neatly. Besides any of that, I did notice that I have to hold it up to the light to see the fill level~is that the problem you mean? That it’s overflowing because you cannot see the level? Most likely you have already solved it by now, I’d sure be interested to hear if you decide to follow up here on this forum…

      • I have the same problem. Sometimes it fills ok other times it seems like there is a blockage. This is from a 50ml and 100ml size.

        • I had this issue myself.
          You just have to fill it sideways!
          If you’re just holding everything straight up, it spills everywhere.
          Turn it sideways!

  • I have a problem with my smoke trinity alpha when i try to vaping the firing is not detect. LED light show blink twice..idk why its happen..

  • For some reason my alpha won’t turn on at all. I blew into the charging port the first time and it came on. Worked for a couple weeks and now that trick won’t work.

  • My trinity is having troubles charging, I just got it fully charged it worked great….. until I went to charge it again and it wouldn’t charge. It indicated that it was charging but when I went to hit the vape it just blinked a bunch of times. I have no clue what to do and have been searching for answers for three days now.

    • When anything like this ever happens to me I automatically take it to my vape shop, whether it’s the vape shop I bought it at or not. Any vape shop would be more then happy to help! I hope this helps, good luck!

    • For all the comments about it not firing and flashing white light you have to take out the top piece and clean all the excess liquid that has leaked out then it should fire

  • For all the comments about it not firing and flashing white light you have to take out the top piece and clean all the excess liquid that has leaked out then it should fire

    • Thanks. I thought everything was clean, then I tried again after reading your comment and took out the pod and cleaned around where it’s charging, and it’s now working again. 🙂

  • My smok trinity alpha keeps blinking more than 10 times and I have done everything to fix it. Cleaned it out fully, a new coil and cleaned out the whole inside of the pod

  • I have mine today for month it stop working 3weeka ago .I couldn’t take it back because I bought out of town. It just stopped completely working it wi only work if I have it plugged in .what can I do

  • Also anyone not able to get it to charge or work. Blow out the connector with an air compressor or canned air. I think the problem is, is the short circuit protection. E Juice leaks into the USB connector and then it shorts it out.

  • I have just purchased a Smok Infinity Alpha and it says do not let the tank empty, how can you keep an eye on this when you cant see how much is in the tank, is there an easy way to do this?

  • I was looking for help filling my trinity alpha. If I was experienced it may be helpful. But I am new to this and your use of the names of the various parts is no help. A newbie doesn’t know what parts you are referring to.

  • Hi, im having problem with my trinity alpha… i just bought it and i already having leaking issue…
    Do i have to keep the MOD straight at all time cause i like to keep it in my pocket….
    Any Recommendation on how to stop the leaking…?
    Much appreciate

  • Mine shows green, has plenty of ejuice, and just tried cleaning the inside around the charger and everything, and it still won’t hit. Every time I try hitting it the white light blinks about 3 or 4 times. I’ve made sure it’s clean and I’m at a loss of what to do to fix this issue.



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