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DNA20 mod build
« on: December 13, 2012, 02:43:45 PM »
Look what just came in the mail. For Beta Testing



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Re: DNA20 mod build
« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2012, 02:46:21 PM »
It's little smaller but not much, than the ZMax V2 controller.
See comparison:


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Re: DNA20 mod build
« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2012, 02:46:57 PM »
The Wattage value is easy to read.

Getting ready for the build.............




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Re: DNA20 mod build
« Reply #3 on: December 13, 2012, 02:47:28 PM »
I coiled a length of 28 gauge Kanthal A1 wire and clipped my output on to various points to achieve the resistance in the test.

Testing at 7 watts:
1.5 ohm - 3.6v
1.7 ohm - 3.5v
2.0 ohm - 3.7v
2.5 ohm - 4.2v
3.1 ohm - 4.6v
3.5 ohm - 4.9v
5.1 ohm - 6.0v
6.4 ohm - 6.7v

Testing at 20 watts:
1.5 ohm - 5.6v
1.9 ohm - 6.3v
2.3 ohm - 6.9v
2.5 ohm - 7.0v
2.7 ohm - 7.3v
3.0 ohm - 7.8v
3.5 ohm - 8.3v - This is the highest resistance that doesn't warn: "Check Atomizer"
3.6 ohm -  "Check Atomizer"

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Re: DNA20 mod build
« Reply #4 on: December 13, 2012, 02:48:00 PM »
I still have to mount the FIRE button and shorten the wiring before it is totally complete.
The USB charging jack is under the Up/Down buttons and it uses a 15C Li-Po battery.


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Re: DNA20 mod build
« Reply #5 on: December 13, 2012, 02:55:11 PM »
Only thing I'm not clear on is the battery you have in it.  I have not heard of that type of battery before....

Next question is what kind of run time do you get with that battery.

And second are you selling these or is this just for your personal use.
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Re: DNA20 mod build
« Reply #6 on: December 13, 2012, 02:55:58 PM »
Looks awesome breakthru!

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Re: DNA20 mod build
« Reply #7 on: December 13, 2012, 03:24:26 PM »
sold  ;D
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Re: DNA20 mod build
« Reply #8 on: December 13, 2012, 03:35:53 PM »
Yes, that DNA20 is a nifty bit of engineering.

Tony, that is an unusual cell.  I believe it's a LiPo (Lithium Polymer) in a round form factor, very unusual.  LiPos actually don't have the highest energy density, in fact it's probably a bit lower an an IMR (LiMn) round cell.  Their big advantage is low internal impedance.  In other words, they can provide a lot of current without much voltage sag.  They also have the best cycle life and shelf life.

That's a prototype unit that Breaktru is using.  I believe Evolve (the maker) plans to mainly market these units to 3rd party manufacturers, though they will also be available to modders like myself and Breaktru.  Though, I wouldn't use one myself since I design my own boards to perform a similar function.

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Re: DNA20 mod build
« Reply #9 on: December 13, 2012, 06:21:47 PM »
Not selling, sorry. I'm beta testing for Evolv. It's a lot of mod for such a small package. Vapes great too.
I think it's great that Evolv sends some prototypes out for testing before putting them out for sale like some of the other companies do.
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Re: DNA20 mod build
« Reply #10 on: December 15, 2012, 06:32:13 AM »
When do they go on sale breaktru i would love to get my hands on one of those and make a vw mod with it.
Such a small little thing awsome love the display too :)

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Re: DNA20 mod build
« Reply #11 on: December 15, 2012, 08:17:23 AM »
When do they go on sale breaktru i would love to get my hands on one of those and make a vw mod with it.
Such a small little thing awsome love the display too :)

I was told, before Christmas for $49.95 USD
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Re: DNA20 mod build
« Reply #12 on: December 15, 2012, 12:23:27 PM »
When do they go on sale breaktru i would love to get my hands on one of those and make a vw mod with it.
Such a small little thing awsome love the display too :)

I was told, before Christmas for $49.95 USD
That's about 30 gb pounds not bad at all for what you get.

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Re: DNA20 mod build
« Reply #13 on: December 15, 2012, 05:11:15 PM »
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Re: DNA20 mod build
« Reply #14 on: December 16, 2012, 11:29:56 AM »
The DNA20 has Mode Selections as follows:

* 5 clicks of the Fire button enters Locked Mode and 5 clicks to unlock.
With the module in Locked Mode:
* Holding the UP and Fire buttons simultaneously for several seconds and you access the Left Mode. Continue holding the buttons and you access Right Mode. This Flips the Screen 180 degrees.
* Holding the Down and Fire buttons simultaneously for several seconds accesses the Stealth Mode and Normal Mode. Stealth mode allows you to vape without the screen illuminated.

When idle, the board goes into Power saver mode after a few seconds where the screen dims to half bright and then a few seconds more extinguishes.
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Re: DNA20 mod build
« Reply #15 on: December 16, 2012, 02:53:10 PM »
Looks great, a real winner.