The Voopoo Drag X Plus is a single battery mod that has just been released alongside the Drag 3. It’s the update to the Drag X of 2020 and it brings with it a few new changes over its predecessor. One big change is that the Drag X Plus has a 510 connector. It can also take a 21700, 20700, or 18650 battery and will fire up to 100W — a 20W increase over the Drag X.
In addition to the upgrades, the Drag X Plus Kit comes with Voopoo’s new TPP (Tank Pod Push) tank. This pod-style tank comes with a 510 adapter that allows it to be used on the Drag X Plus and any other mod with a 510 connector. This TPP Tank is also compatible with previous Voopoo pod mods like the Argus, Argus Pro, Argus X, Drag Max, Drag X, & Drag S. Likewise, the 510 adapter allows you to use PnP pod tanks with the Drag X Plus.
Voopoo has just released the Drag X Plus Professional Edition which fixes the main complaint that people had about the Drag X Plus — the lack of a boost/buck chip. The Drag X Plus Professional Edition features a boost circuit that allows it to output up to 8.5V. Other than this (much needed) change, it is exactly the same as the Drag X Plus and everything that I mention in this review still applies to both devices. I was sent the new Drag X Plus Pro edition to update this review.
These devices were sent to me by Voopoo for the purpose of this review.
Drag X Plus Professional Edition
- 1 x Drag X Plus Professional Edition Device
- 1 x Type-C Cable
- 1 x User Manual
Drag X Plus Kit
- 1 x Drag X Plus Device
- 1 x TPP Pod Tank
- 1 x TPP DM1 0.15ohm Coil
- 1 x TPP DM2 0.20ohm Coil
- 1 x Type-C Cable
- 1 x User Manual
Voopoo Drag X Plus Mod
- Gene.Fan 2.0 Chipset
- Single 21700/20700/18650 Battery Mod
- 100W Maximum Wattage Output
- Adjustable Wattage
- Smart, Power & TC Modes
- 510 Connector
- 4.2V Maximum Voltage Output
- Compatible with TPP and PnP Tanks (Using the TPP 510 Adapter)
Voopoo Drag X Plus Professional Edition Mod
- Same as above, but can output up to 8.5V
TPP Pod Tank
- 5.5ml Capacity
- Adjustable Airflow
- 510 Adapter Can Take PnP Tanks
Design & Build Quality
The Drag X Plus looks more or less the same as the Drag X. Aside from the 510 connector and the lack of an airflow control knob, there are no radical design changes and the two devices look nearly identical.
The Drag X Plus keeps the same clean metal frame and sleek design lines as the original. But because it has a 510 connector instead of a pod connection, the Drag X Plus is noticeably shorter than the Drag X. This compact size makes it very portable, and even with a battery installed it’s not too heavy.
Wrapped by the zinc alloy frame is a gorgeous leather pad. There are five options: Marsala, Prussian Blue, Sandy Brown, Smoky Grey, and Classic. The Marsala, Sandy Brown, and Classic options come with a gunmetal colored frame, while the Smoky Grey and Prussian Blue come with a silver colored frame. All five of these look great but I’m loving the smooth, dark red leather on my Marsala review unit.
‘DRAG X PLUS’ is stamped in a large font on the pad and I think it looks really cool. The leather pad is cushiony and feels very high quality. This cushion adds to the comfort of holding and using the Drag X Plus. The look and feel of the leather pad and the sleek zinc alloy frame make the Drag X Plus look and feel like a premium device. The build quality is exceptional; it’s hard to find anything wrong with it and I’m quite nit-picky!
In place of a pod tank connection, the Drag X Plus has a traditional 510 connector. This means that it can be used with any 510 tank, just like any other single battery box mod. The 510 connector plate is raised just a slightest bit though and so tanks don’t sit completely flush. This isn’t very noticeable but if you’re like me then it’s going to bug you. On a positive note, this should keep tanks from scratching up the top of the device. On the back side of the mod, just below the 510 connector, is a small metal “DRAG” nameplate.
The screen is a large, full-color display that is bright and crisp. It’s the same size as the one on the Drag X and it has a similar UI but the corny “score” system is gone (good riddance!). The UI is actually the same as the Drag 3 and displays a battery life indicator, your mode, wattage, a puff counter, voltage, coil resistance, and puff time.
The power and adjustment buttons are round with a shiny silver accent ring. They all feel good and work nicely. The battery door on the Drag X Plus slides out and then opens up. It’s a spring-loaded door and it works well. Unlike the door on the Drag 3, the battery door here is not floppy at all and feels firm and solid.
I’m glad that Voopoo didn’t change too much from the design of the Drag X. I like this look, size, and shape. It’s a good looking device that feels premium. The portable size and weight are perfect for an everyday device.
Features & Functions
The Drag X Plus uses the Gene.Fan 2.0 chipset; the same chip used by the Drag 3. This chip allows the Drag X Plus to fire from 5-100W and brings Smart mode, RBA (standard Wattage) mode, and TC modes.
Smart mode is meant for use with the included TPP tank or Voopoo’s PnP tanks, with TPP or PnP coils. In Smart mode the wattage is restricted to the max wattage rating of the coil to prevent you from burning it. Smart mode also automatically sets the mod to the ideal wattage for your coil when you insert the pod. This is great for new vapers who aren’t sure how high they should set the wattage and also prevents the mod from accidentally being set too high.
RBA mode works like your standard wattage mode and is for use with other non-Voopoo subohm tanks and RBAs. In RBA mode you can set the wattage as high as you like with no restrictions. To switch modes press the fire button three times.
Out of the box the Drag X Plus only comes with Smart mode and RBA mode enabled. If you want to use TC then you’ll have to download the Voopoo software program and Drag X Plus firmware update from their support page. (EDIT: It appears that Voopoo have removed this software update from their website. You can download the TCR update from our Google Drive here.)
After downloading both, plug your Drag X Plus into your computer and run the Voopoo configuration program. Select ‘Upgrade’ from the panel on the upper left hand side and then hit ‘Choose’ on the upper right hand side of the screen. Select the Drag X Plus firmware that you downloaded and then hit ‘Download(U)’. Your Drag X Plus will turn off as the firmware update is installed. Once it’s complete you can unplug your Drag X Plus. You now have TC mode!
There are 3 TC modes: NI, TI, and SS. When you’re in TC mode you can scroll all the way down to change from F° to C° and vice versa. You can hold both adjustment buttons to enter the TC configuration menu where you can change the TCR value, adjust the wattage, and set the coil resistance.
You can select from two UI’s: Iron (portrait orientation) or Core (landscape orientation). They both look very similar but the ‘Core’ UI looks a bit more high-tech and futuristic. I don’t have a real preference as I think they both look neat but I found myself using the ‘Iron’ portrait UI most of the time.
Drag X Plus Button Combinations
- Power On or Off: Press the fire button 5 times.
- Switch Modes: Press the fire button 3 times.
- Change UI: Hold both adjustment buttons to bring up the UI menu. Then use the adjustment buttons to select the UI you desire. Hold the fire button to confirm.
- Lock/Unlock All Buttons (Including the Fire Button): Hold the fire button and top adjustment button together.
- Reset Puff Counter: Hold the fire button and bottom adjustment button together.
- Open TC Settings Menu: Hold both adjustment buttons while in TC mode. Here you can change the TCR value, adjust the wattage, and set the coil resistance.
The TPP (Tank Pod Push) Tank is Voopoo’s new tank and it’s an extremely versatile one. It’s a pod-style tank that is compatible with the Argus, Argus Pro, Argus X, Drag Max, Drag X & Drag S. It also comes with a 510 adapter that allows it to be used on the Drag X Plus and any other mod with a 510 connector. Additionally, this 510 adapter is also compatible with Voopoo’s PnP tanks so you can use them on the Drag X Plus or on other 510 mods as well. The Drag X Plus and TPP Tank come with two new TPP coils: a DM1 0.15ohm coil and a DM2 0.20ohm coil.
The TPP Tank matches and compliments the look of the Drag X Plus. The TPP Tank looks like the PnP tanks, only it’s larger and has a metal plate that surrounds the drip tip. The 510 adapter that it sits in features a band of knurling and two bands of etched lines that run along the airflow control ring. The metal plate around the drip tip and 510 adapter match the color of the Drag X Plus: if you get one with a silver frame it will be silver, if your Drag X Plus has a black frame then it will be black.
The drip tip is wide bore and removable. The tank will hold up to 5.5ml of ejuice and is bottom filled through a port on the bottom of the tank. The port is deep and so is the rubber bung that plugs it. Coils push into the bottom of the tank.
Depending on the coil that you use you can go from a direct lung draw with the airflow open, down to a restricted lung hit with the airflow nearly closed up. With the wide bore of the drip tip and the large size of this pod tank, the TPP Tank will work best with DL coils for DL vaping. If you want a MTL vape you’re better off with the MTL PnP tank.
The Drag X Plus and TPP Tank come with two TPP coils:
- 1 x DM1 0.15ohm coil (60-80W)
- 1 x DM2 0.20ohm coil (40-60W)
Voopoo says that these coils have a larger surface area inside the coil and also heat up faster. The 0.15ohm coil is supposed to be used from 60-80W and Voopoo says that it’s best from 65-75W. At 65W I get warm vapor and a good amount of flavor but it feels like it can be better. Increasing the wattage to 70W makes the vapor a little warmer, more to my liking, and the flavor gets better too. Vaping at 75-80W the vapor is hot and the flavor is not that much better than it is at 70W. My preferred wattage for this coil is 70W because you get the best flavor from the coil and the vapor is nice and warm.
The 0.20ohm coil is supposed to be used from 40-60W and best from 50-55W. This coil has even better flavor and gives a really nice vape at 55W. 40W is much too cool and flavor is seriously lacking at this wattage. 50W is warmer but still on the cool side of things but the flavor is noticeably better. 55W is the sweet spot for warm vapor and nice flavor. 60W is warmer but still not hot. If you like a hotter vape I would suggest using the 0.15ohm coil. But if you like a warm vape then this coil is the one to use.
Although good performers, these coils leaked some ejuice even with 80VG. I didn’t have any messes or ejuice pouring out of the airflow holes but ejuice collected in the base of the airflow control ring. It was never a substantial amount of ejuice but enough to be noticeable and to warrant mentioning.
The Drag X Plus has been a good, reliable mod to use. In Smart mode it accurately detects the resistance of the coil and sets the limits accordingly. I did have a few instances where it read the resistance wrong but this was infrequent and easily corrected by lifting the pod out and putting it back in.
Wattage mode works as it should. It fires instantly and delivers consistent power. However, the Drag X Plus is limited by its maximum voltage of 4.2V. This maximum voltage output means that unless you’re using a coil with a resistance of 0.18Ω or lower, you’re not going to be able to achieve the full 100W output. Any coil with a resistance higher than 0.18Ω will be limited by this 4.2V max output. For example, with a 0.3Ω coil the maximum wattage you can achieve is going to be 58.80W. In some ways, this makes the Drag X Plus like a mechanical mod that is limited by the maximum voltage of the battery. All this is to say that the Drag X Plus does not have a boost circuit which is disappointing to say the least.
Temperature Control mode is good with this mod. TCR for stainless steel only goes down to 1000 so this is the value I used for SS316L. While it can be inconsistent at times, it’s very usable and never once gave me a dry hit. It’s not the best TC out there by any means but I don’t mind using it at all.
The Drag X Plus ‘Professional Edition’ fixes the above mentioned voltage output issues. It features a boost circuit that allows it to output up to 8.5V. You won’t notice a difference until you use a coil with a greater resistance than 0.18Ω, but when you do, it’s a noticeable difference.
For example, when I used a 0.30Ω coil that works best in the 75-85W range, you can tell that the voltage output is there on the Drag X Plus Pro Edition. Using this same RDA and coil on the ‘regular’ Drag X Plus doesn’t get the same strength of a draw. It’s for coils with resistances and wattage ranges like these that the Drag X Plus Pro really shines. To be honest, this is how the Drag X Plus should have been from the beginning so I’m glad that Voopoo released this updated mod to correct the voltage issue.
Aside from the boost circuit the Drag X Plus Pro functions just as reliably as the original. The lack of boost circuit was the only real issue in an otherwise great mod so this update makes the Drag X Plus Pro a real winner in my books.
The Drag X Plus is just like the Drag 3, only it’s more compact, takes a single battery, and only fires up to 100W. That is to say that the Drag X Plus is a very good single battery mod. It’s one that I look forward to using, if not for the sheer reliability and versatility, then for the good looks and comfortable hand feel. The TPP tank & 510 adapter gives plenty of options for how you use the device (PnP tanks are compatible using the 510 adapter) so I would highly recommend picking up the kit.
If you liked the Drag X but wish that it had a 510 connector, the Drag X Plus is everything you wanted and more. I highly recommend it to anyone looking for a new single battery mod.
With the release of the Drag X Plus Pro, there’s really no reason to purchase the original Drag X Plus. Pick yourself up the Drag X Plus Professional and you have a solid mod that performs just as good as it looks. It’s the same mod, but made better with the addition of a boost circuit.