Electronic bottom feeder boxes are quite rare on the market. These niche products have struggled to find their place with BF enthusiasts, who usually prefer mechs, and fans of electronics who tend to like atomizers. However, these mods combine the best of both worlds – the comfort and safety of electronics, the vaping quality of drippers and the ease of bottom feeders. Manufacturers have obviously cottoned onto these benefits, as although there aren’t many BFs on the market, they are usually brilliant.
Everything you could ask for
BF mods are only really aimed at fans of drippers, i.e. rebuildables. However, not everyone likes mechs, whether for power regulation or safety reasons. Electronic BF mods give you the vape quality of a dripper, the comfort of a BF and the safety of an electronic.
- Single or dual battery?
- Choosing a bottle
- What about electronics?
- The benefits of a BF plus safety
Like all mods, electronic BFs come in single and dual battery versions, with all the pros and cons of each design. Single battery versions are smaller, but their battery life and power are lower.
However, size is more important when it comes to BF boxes as they also have to hold a bottle. A dual-battery BF is as big as a standard triple battery, i.e. it’s pretty huge.
Add in the fact that the electronics also take up space, and there’s the reason we prefer single batteries and recommend them here.
Until recent years, BF bottles were fairly standard, and most models used the classic 7ml round bottle. Since then, manufacturers have come up with original layouts and designs that use bottles of specific sizes or even square ones.
Some bottles work better than others, like Dovpo’s Topside bottle, which is a real stroke of genius. Not all bottles are created equal, whether in their capacity or ease of use, and our tests take this into account.
It’s true that the electronics are becoming less and less of a factor when choosing a product. The vast majority of mods come with pretty decent chips. Manufacturers have all taken this on board now, so there aren’t many mods with disappointing electronics.
However, even though they’re rare, they still exist. And, even though they deliver similar vapes overall, electronics can vary in how intuitive and easy they are to use, and how many options they offer. These are important features for all electronic boxes, including BFs of course.
The BF still targets a niche market of a tiny minority of vapers, of 1% at the most. Even so, it’s a dynamic market as the minority in question tends to be very passionate!
Most BFs are mechanical, which can put off anyone reluctant to try rebuildables without some backup. An electronic BF mod is perfect for them, because it combines the ease of BF drippers and the safety of the electronics if they assemble it incorrectly.
Mech BF mods have special status in the world of vaping. They’re seen as a niche product, used by die-hard fans. They combine the creativity and ingenuity of the people who make them with the demands and experience of those who use them.
They Are Beautiful!
Modders know that BF boxes can be truly beautiful, and the ones we’ve chosen here are perfect examples. These models have original, attractive designs and above average workmanship. Mech BF vaping is hard work but worth it!
- The benefits of mech BF mods
- Mech requirements
- Design above all
- A reasonable selection
Mech BF mods are aimed at enthusiasts, since they can only be used with rebuildable drippers. Even though the idea of the bottom feeder initially left many fans feeling sceptical, its unbeatable benefits have kept it in the game.
Mech boxes tend to be smaller since the electronics are usually replaced by a simpler mechanism. They also allow you to rediscover the pleasure and simplicity of vaping without having to adjust any settings.
They’re also a modder’s favourite toy, with countless original creations and innovative designs. While some are expensive, others remain much more affordable, like the Fury 1.2.
Whether it’s a bottom feeder or not, a mech is still a mech. That means you have to use it with all of the necessary precautions. The battery comes into direct contact with the assembly, so it’s crucial to know how to build it safely.
Don’t even try this until you’ve mastered Ohm’s law, rebuildable assemblies and understand the limitations of the batteries you are using.
This isn’t advice for a nicer vaping experience – it’s a safety warning. Mech vaping is as safe when you follow the rules as it is dangerous if you break them.
A common feature of many mech BF boxes is their original design. It’s similar for tubes, but the additional constraint imposed by the bottle forces manufacturers to get even more creative.
The battery has to be accessible, the bottle has to be functional – for filling and for squonking – and everything must look fabulous. That’s a challenge some people take up with great enthusiasm!
Our selection has left out a lot of models because of their price. Some modders make boxes that are truly remarkable, often using high-quality materials like titanium or precious woods, and make gems of creative design. The mech BF is the royalty of this category.
They often cost several hundred Euro, making them collector’s items or at least treasures for amateurs in-the-know and collectors of all types. For obvious practical reasons, our selection lists production models that are affordable and easy to get hold of.