Published on June 14th, 2013 | by Trick1
Review: The Fusions SG-1 Hybrid Kit
Summary: A deceptively simple kit that converts many Sigelei mods and an atomizer into a hybrid device, the Fusions SG-1 does exactly what it sets out to do, and makes it easy.
It’s been a frustrating couple of weeks here at HQ. While we received our Fusions SG-1 kit a while back, we’ve been in a holding pattern, waiting for a mod to use it with. We’d sold or traded the Sigelei #8 and Sigelei #13 for other mods, so when the kit showed up, we had to wait for our new #19 to arrive. We tried to be patient, we really did, but it was like being a kid on Christmas when someone forgot to buy batteries. The shiny new toy was there, but we couldn’t play with it.
Backing up for a second, the Fusions SG-1 is a kit designed to allow the use of a 510-based atomizer on a Sigelei #8, #13 or #19, effectively turning it into a hybrid. We also tried it on our Green Sound Matrix 3, and found it fit that mod as well.
While small, the kit is very complete, consisting of a metal disk, a plastic insulator, a battery spacer, and a few very small O-rings.
The way it works is that the disk replaces the top cap. It screws into the internal threads of the mod, and has a small, 510-connector-sized hole in the center of it. The atomizer is screwed down into that hole, with the end result being that the atomizer makes direct contact with the battery, taking the 510 connector completely out of the wattage equation. The various other pieces are used as needed, depending on the atomizer being used, to prevent the negative part of the 510 connector from contacting the battery, to prevent leaks, or just to fill a little space in the battery tube, in case the reconfiguration of the mod doesn’t allow it to make contact with the atomizer.
It’s really that easy, in most cases. For the RSST, all we had to do was adjust the center pin a bit, screw on the disk, slap on the insulator, and attach it onto the mod. For the Terminator, it was even simpler: all we had to do was attach the disk to the Terminator and screw it on — we didn’t need to make any adjustments, or even use the insulator disk.
It’s a rather ingenious, and very simple, design, and the end result (depending on how well the atomizer matches the mod, of course) is a very clean look. It’s perhaps not as seamless as a true purpose-built hybrid, but with a well-matching atomizer and mod, it can be pretty close.
We don’t doubt that the Fusions SG-1 increases performance as well, though to be honest, we didn’t see a noticeable difference between tests with the SG-1 and tests without. A large reason for that may just be the inconsistent output of the Sigelei #19: ours may just be a bit too flaky a mod for the performance boost to be easy to measure.
There’s been quite a bit of hype over this kit, and we have to admit it’s probably well-deserved. The a very simple design, the Fusions SG-1 kit does what it sets out to do, and it does it easily, effectively, and thoroughly. It can be purchased through Fusions Mods for $25, though finding it in stock may be difficult for a little while, since it seems everyone wants one of these things right now.