The Freemax Maxus 50W mod kit is the latest release to come out from Freemax, adding to their popular Maxus series of mods. The Maxus 50W is the little brother of the Maxus 100W and 200W versions but definitely NOT little in performance.
If the quality and performance follows in the same vein then it’s bound to be as successful as its bigger brothers.
It’s powered by an internal 2000mAh battery, utilizing the FM chip technology which provides the control, functionality and a host of safety features.
The Maxus is a really nice compact variable wattage mod operating to a maximum power of 50W. It also facilitates temperature control (TC) and variable power curve (VPC) modes.
Included with the Freemax Maxus 50W kit is the Fireluke 22 resin edition tank. I first came across the standard tank on the Freemax 30W Twister kit and was really impressed.
The coil options available for this tank cater for Direct-To-Lung (DTL), Mouth-To Lung (MTL) and Restricted-Direct-Lung (RDL) vaping styles. The flavor generated from these coils is off the charts.
There are 6 different vibrant and fluid colors available for the Maxus 50W along with color matched resin drip tips and in-fill slots on the Fireluke 22 resin edition tank. The e-liquid capacity of the tank is 3.5ml (2ml TPD version also available).
I would like to thank the guys at Freemax for sending me the Maxus 50W Kit with the Fireluke 22 Resin Edition Tank. As always this review is completely unbiased and is my honest opinion on the Maxus 50W Kit. If this post contains an affiliate link I may receive a small commission on any purchase made at no extra cost to you.
In addition to the Maxus 50W kit, Freemax kindly sent me the MTL 1.0ohm and MTL 1.5ohm coils with a MTL drip tip. I will include my findings on these two additional coils as well.
Freemax Maxus 50W Kit with the Fireluke 22 Resin Edition Tank Review
- Features and Specifications
- What’s in the Box
- Maxus 50W Design and Appearance
- Fireluke 22 Resin Tank Design and Appearance
- Maxus 50W Functionality
- Fireluke 22 Resin Tank Performance
- Maxus 50W Battery Performance
- How do I fill the Fireluke 22 Resin Tank
- How do I change the coil in the Fireluke 22 Resin Tank
- How do I charge the Maxus 50W
- Maxus 50W Kit Price
- Maxus 50W Verdict
Features and Specifications
- Dimensions: 79mm (H) x 39.7mm (W) x 26.4mm (D)
- Weight: 159 grams
- Charging: Type-C USB 5V/2A
- Resistance Range: 0.1 – 3.0 ohms
- Output Wattage: 5-50W
- Temperature: 100-315C/200-600F
- Output Voltage: 0.5V – 8V
- Output Mode: Power/VPC/TC-TI/TC-SS/TC-NI/TCR
- Battery Specification: Internal 2000mAh
- Chipset: FM chip
- Display: 0.91in OLED Screen
- Tank Compatibility: 25mm max
Fireluke 22 Resin Edition Tank
- Dimensions: 51.41mm (L) x 23.0mm (D)
- E-Liquid Capacity: 3.5ml Bubble Glass (2ml Straight Glass TPD version)
- Filling Method: Child-Proof Top Fill
- Drip Tip: 510 Color Matched Resin
- Thread: 510
- Coil Options: DTL/MTL/RDL
- Airflow: Single Slot Variable
- Spring Loaded Wicking Ports
What’s in the Box?
- Maxus 50W VW Mod
- Fireluke 22 Tank Resin Edition (3.5ml/2ml)
- DTL Mesh Coil 0.25ohm (pre-installed)
- DTL Mesh Coil 0.5ohm
- Spare Pyrex Glass
- Spare O-rings
- Type-C USB Cable
- User Manual
- Warranty Card
- Warning Card
Freemax Maxus 50W Design and Appearance
The Maxus 50W variable wattage and temperature control mod is a compact sized mod, rectangular in shape with slightly bowed sides to accommodate the 23mm Fireluke 22 resin edition tank. The mod is powered by a 2000mAh in-built battery.
Made out of zinc alloy, the external surfaces of the Maxus side panels are slightly textured. One side is matte black with a large diamond shaped line and a fine ribbed texture with the words “Maxus 50W”. The other side panel has a two tone resin design with your chosen color.
There are 6 colors available; green-black, orange-yellow, yellow-green, black-blue, red-orange, and lastly blue-red. The one I received was the green-black option and I have to say I loved it, funky but not overpowering.
The display, although not specified by Freemax, appears to be a 0.91in single color OLED rectangle screen. It’s located on one side of the mod, in-between the large square fire button and the two smaller square +/- buttons. Below the – control button is the Type-C USB charging port, specified as 5V/2A fast charge.
A single row of 6 small holes are located on the bottom of the Maxus 50W to allow for any possible battery venting issues. The 510 connector is flush mounted and located slightly towards the rear on top of the mod.
The control of the Maxus 50W mod is achieved by the FM chipset offering a 2 millisecond fast ramp-up speed and multiple output modes, including variable wattage, temperature control and VPC.
Accessing the menu is achieved by using the fire button and the +/- buttons (more on this later). For a small compact mod, it feels very solid and very well built. The fire and +/- buttons have a very positive feel to them with no button rattle whatsoever.
Freemax Fireluke 22 Resin Edition Tank Design and Appearance
The Freemax 22 resin tank is 23mm wide with a 3.5ml e-liquid capacity (2ml TPD). The 3.5ml version has a bubble Pyrex glass, while the 2ml version uses a straight glass. The top fill design is child-proof, incorporating a spring loaded pull to open and slide backwards filling system. When open, the fill port is pretty decent in size and easily accepts a large tipped e-liquid bottle.
Airflow is achieved by a single slot, fully adjustable air flow control ring at the base of the tank.
With the different range of push fit coils available, the Fireluke 22 resin edition tank is aimed at MTL, DTL and RDL vapers.
The wicking ports on this tank really are something else. They’re spring loaded so when the coil is removed from the tank, the ports close off. Inserting the coil pushes open the wicking ports. Because the coils are a push fit type, you can twist the coil to increase or decrease the amount of e-liquid hitting the tea-fibre wick.
A real plus point on this design means you can remove the coil even when you have a full tank of e-liquid and you won’t have any spillage.
Each tank is color matched to the mod, with a matching resin 510 drip tip and multiple colored in-fill slots on the air-flow control ring and sliding top fill section.
The words “Freemax” are printed on the top of the tank just above a small red indent, indicating the position where you lift and slide the top cap to fill.
The overall height of the tank, including the drip tip is 51.41mm.
Two coils are supplied with the Maxus 50W kit, a 0.25 ohm mesh DTL coil rated at 30–50 watts (pre-installed) and a 0.5 ohm mesh DTL coil rated at 15-30 watts.
As I mentioned earlier, Freemax also sent me two other coils in their range; a MTL 1.0 ohm mesh coil rated at 10-15 watts and a MTL 1.5 ohm mesh coil rated at 8-12 watts.
Freemax Maxus 50W Functionality
To power the Maxus 50W mod, press the fire button 5 times within 1.5 seconds. Equally, pressing the fire button 5 times again will turn the device off.
The safety features provided by the FM chipset are as follows:
- Low Resistance Protection
- 10 Second Timeout Protection
- Open Circuit
- High Temperature Protection
- Low Voltage Protection
- Short-Circuit Protection
- Automatic Coil Test
- Same/New Coil Selection
All of the control functions are derived from the heart of the device, the FM Chipset. To gain access to the control menu options, press the fire button 3 times in quick succession.
Pressing the fire button and – button simultaneously will rotate the display. Pressing the + and – buttons simultaneously will lock/unlock the control +/- buttons.
Even though the +/- buttons lock in this mode, the fire button still remains active. I was unable to lock the fire button with any combination of key presses.
After pressing the fire button 3 times, you get into the menu settings. Pressing the MODE menu will give you access to the following options:
- Power (variable from 5W to 50W)
- VPC (10 available settings)
- TC – TI (Titanium)
- TC – SS316 (Stainless Steel)
- TC – NI (Nickle)
- TCR – 1
- TCR – 2
- TCR – 3
Once you’ve selected your required setting, pressing the fire button once will return you to the normal operating screen.
When you’re in the top level menu settings, you can scroll using the – button to the SET menu. Pressing the fire button will give you access to the following options:
- Timeout (5-15 seconds)
- Puff (counter of puffs or reset)
- Time (indicates accumulated operating time)
- Coil Test
Again, from the top level menu, use the – button to scroll to the INFO menu. Pressing the fire button will give you access to the following options:
- Battery (shows the current status of your battery)
- Version ( current operating version)
- Temperature (shows the temp in C or F of the internal board)
Overall, the functionality of the Maxus 50W mod is really good. The menu structure is straightforward and easy to navigate. The display is crisp and clear, showing everything you need to know.
I’m really taken with the VPC mode. Once set, the display will show the power curve you have specified. It’s operation is spot on and faultless.
Freemax Fireluke 22 Resin Tank Performance
All of the following coil types are military grade stainless steel SS904L mesh and tea fibre cotton utilizing Freemax’s COILTECH 4.0 technology. All of the coils can be used in either wattage mode or temperature control mode.
0.25ohm Mesh Coil (DTL) – Yellow Band
Freemax specify the wattage range is between 30-50W. Best at 40W. Suited for freebase nicotine.
The FM Chip will detect this type of coil fitted and automatically set the wattage to 30W.
Having first primed the coil with my 6mg freebase nicotine Mango Ice, I set the wattage to 12 watts to bed the coil in. I was really surprised at the flavor and clouds produced.
Increasing the wattage to 15W, then to 20W, and finally to 40W, the flavor really did kick in on so many levels. The vapor was thick and the draw was spot on with the airflow set to fully open.
I tried a full tank of 80% VG Blueberry and the coil didn’t falter. I finally reduced the wattage to 25W which for my vaping style was my ideal setting.
Vaping this coil at a lower wattage (20W) was still really impressive, even though well below the specified “best fit”. Of course this will improve the battery life with minimal loss of flavor.
0.5ohm Mesh Coil (DTL/ RDL) – Green Band
Freemax specify the wattage range is between 15-30W. Best at 25W. Suited for freebase nicotine.
The FM Chip will detect this type of coil fitted and automatically set the wattage to 20W.
To achieve a direct comparison, I tried the same e-liquids as per the 0.25ohm coil. Again I loved the flavor that was produced from this coil.
I tried vaping at 12W, 15W, 20W and 30W, finally reducing it down to 16W which seemed to be my ideal wattage.
The flavor and cloud production from this coil was really impressive and the draw for me at half open was great.
I can honestly say it’s been a long time since I’ve had such an intense vape at this low a wattage. I’m not sure if it’s the tea fibre cotton wick that Freemax use, but it’s certainly impressive.
1.0ohm Mesh Coil (MTL) – Blue Band
Freemax specify the wattage range is between 10-15W. Best at 12.5W. Suited for freebase nicotine (12mg-18mg) or Nic Salts (20mg-50mg).
The FM Chip will detect this type of coil fitted and automatically set the wattage to 8W.
Just to see what the effect would be, I tried my freebase e-liquid which is 6mg and I was getting a reasonable throat hit.
Switching to my Watermelon 20mg nic salts, everything kicked in at 10W. Notching it up to 15W gave a slight increase in flavor.
Reducing the wattage back down to 12W didn’t impair the flavor and gave me a really nice satisfying draw. Plenty of flavor and vapor and a nice MTL draw. Very similar vape style to a lot of my pods.
1.5ohm Mesh Coil (MTL) – Red Band
Freemax specify the wattage range is between 8-12W. Best at 10W. Suited for freebase nicotine or Nic Salts (20mg-50mg).
The FM Chip will detect this type of coil fitted and automatically set the wattage to 6W.
Using the same Watermelon nic salts in the tank, I loved the draw and flavor from this coil having it set to only 6W. Don’t think I’ve ever had such a nice vape from such a low wattage.
I increased the wattage to 8W and was very pleased with the results. The flavor was spot on and was a nice medium restricted MTL vape. Tweaking the airflow allowed the perfect MTL draw.
Using this coil at such a low wattage meant that the battery lasted ages, perfect if you’re out for the day with no other backup.
I really can sum this up by saying the performance of all the coils was outstanding. The flavor is truly incredible. I found that DTL with the yellow and green band 0.25ohm and 0.5ohm coils was spot on. The airflow control could be tweaked to really suit my vaping style.
Vaping with the red and blue MTL 1.0ohm and 1.5ohm coils was equally as impressive. The additional drip tip that Freemax supplied with the MTL coils slightly improved the draw.
Freemax really have done a great job with these coils. I’ve seldom come across such a good MTL draw from a tank before…until NOW.
I mainly vape in wattage mode but did try the TC mode and found this to be working very good too. Definitely an added bonus for those guys and girls that prefer TC vaping.
With regards to the longevity of the coils, I’ve only vaped each coil in turn for about 3 days. During this time I’ve not had any leaks from the tank, or any dry hits.
One point worth noting, when vaping the DTL coils using the 2ml TPD tank, you will be filling the tank with e-liquid quite often. The coils are thirsty! I would highly recommend obtaining the 3.5ml version.
Freemax Maxus 50W Battery Performance
The Maxus 50W holds a 2000mAh internal battery. Charging time is very impressive, taking approximately 70 minutes to fully charge, due to the 2 amp Type-C USB charger.
Being a medium to heavy vaper, I was achieving 10 hours from a fully charged battery. When using the MTL 1.5ohm coil, my vaping time was even better with almost a full days worth of battery.
Worth noting that this device does have ‘pass-through’ so you can charge and vape at the same time.
The battery display icon will flash when the Maxus 50W mod requires charging. Pressing the fire button before you begin to charge with show the message “Charge Battery”.
How do I Fill the Fireluke 22 Tank?
The Fireluke 22 resin edition tank incorporates a child-proof lock sliding top filling mechanism. It’s very easy to fill, simply lift up the spring loaded top section of the tank and slide back the top of the tank.
The top section of the tank will lift up by about 2mm and you’ll feel a slight pressure because of the spring mechanism. There’s a small red colored indent just under the words “Freemax”; this is the part that will slide back to reveal the filling port.
Fill up with your favorite e-liquid through the fill port then simply slide the top section back. The spring loaded top section will then automatically close shut and you’re good to go.
The locking mechanism is really good, once secured there’s no fear of it inadvertently opening.
How do I change the coil in the Fireluke 22 Resin Edition Tank?
Because the Fireluke 22 resin tank has spring loaded wicking ports, you can unscrew the tank and remove the coil even with e-liquid in the tank. There are no issues with e-liquid spillage.
Unscrew the bottom section of the Fireluke 22 resin edition tank and gently pull the coil out from the base of the tank. As you remove the coil you’ll notice that the spring loaded wicking ports will close. Simply push in a new coil and as you do you’ll see the wicking ports open again.
Quick Tip: When removing the coil, grasp the coil body rather than the base pin. When inserting the coil, rotate the coil in the tank section so the wicking ports line up.
Re-connect the bottom section onto the top tank and screw together. Ensure that your new coil is primed and when filled, leave to stand for 15 minutes so the e-liquid fully saturates the wick. See our guide on Prolonging the Life of your Coil.
How do I charge the Freemax Maxus 50W?
The Maxus 50W has a side located Type-C USB port and comes supplied with a Type-C USB charging cable. Simply connect the cable into the USB port on the side of the Maxus 50W mod and the other end into a suitable USB power source. The specified charging circuit of the Maxus is 5V/2A.
When the Maxus 50W is charging, the battery icon on the display will start to cycle showing that it’s being charged. The battery icon bars will increase as the charge increases.
Depending on whether the Maxus mod is powered on or off while charging, the icons displayed will slightly vary, as shown above.
Pass-through functionality is included allowing you to charge and vape at the same time.
Charging time from full discharge to fully charged takes approximately 70 minutes when using a 5V/2A source. When charging is completed, the battery icon will extinguish.
As with any vape device, NEVER leave your mod unattended whilst charging.
Freemax Maxus 50W Kit Price
For such an impressive compact mod, coupled with an incredible tank, this really is worth the money and more.
Expect to pay in the region of £35/$35 for the Kit but do bear in mind that at the time of writing, the review was carried out on a 1st run production model. It may be a little while before it’s in the shops to purchase.
Freemax Maxus 50W Verdict
- Excellent build quality
- Compact and stylish
- Great flavor and vapor
- Flawless operation
- Quick charging cycle
- Type C USB port
- Good battery life
- No leaks from the tank
- Child-proof top fill
- Automatic wick port closure
- Coils are very impressive
- Very quick firing
- VPC option really good
- TC worked well
- DTL coils are thirsty
- Unable to lock fire button
The Maxus 50W mod really did exceed my expectations. I loved the size of the mod, it’s compact but certainly has all the control options and power needed for an excellent vape with the matching Fireluke 22 resin tank. The internal 2000mAh battery kept up really well, even under heavy vaping, lasting most of the day.
As for the Fireluke 22 resin edition tank, I was blown away by just how good it was. From the child proof top filling mechanism to the spring loaded wicking ports, it was a pleasure to use. But most importantly, the coils performed amazingly.
The flavor was incredible from all the coils I tried. I was so impressed with having the option of a really good MTL, DTL, or RTL vape, simply by switching out the coils.
I’ve really enjoyed using the Maxus 50W mod kit and won’t be putting it down anytime soon.
I strongly urge anyone who is thinking about getting one of these to simply buy one, you will NOT be disappointed.
Would I buy another one……….DEFINITELY.
It’s really well built, compact yet powerful enough to give a really good vaping experience. I couldn’t find anything that I didn’t like about it.
I’ve already pre-ordered one more mod in another color and two more Fireluke 22 resin edition tanks for some of my other mods.
Hope you enjoyed this review and found it useful. If you have any questions or feedback, please feel free to leave us a comment below.
What setting do I need for big clouds
Hi Amanda, the majority of Freemax coils provide really good flavor and dense clouds of vapor. The 0.25ohm and 0.5ohm DTL coils with airflow open will give you the best results. Use power mode and increase the wattage till your happy with the results BUT dont exceed the maximum recommend wattage for the coil your using.
A higher VG ratio of e-liquid will increase the vapor too.
There is a trade off in trying to achieve big cloudes tho, your battery and coil life will be reduced. Flavor and throat hit are more important to get a satisfying vape and the coils in the Maxus range achieve this.