The Vaporshark RDNA40 represents the latest in regulated mod technology utilizing Evolv’s DNA40 board. This is the same board that you’re going to find in several devices such as the newer releases by Hana Modz, Vaporflask etc. So the main things you need to know here is what makes a DNA 40 device stand out and what makes the Vaporshark one of the best you can buy.
Regulated Power and the DNA 40
The DNA 40 is the current flagship board and chipset from Evolv. They’ve been in the business for years and are one of the best. The DNA 40 offers up to 40 watts of adjustable, regulated power. I’ve personally found that this is a nice sweet spot for the various builds I like to do. But what makes the DNA40 really unique is the wiring options.
The conventional way of using a DNA 40 (or any chipset) is to build your coils using kanthal or nichrome wire at some type of resistance. Then you adjust the wattage setting to where you like it and you’re set. If you’re using a dripping atomizer you just need to keep juice flowing to your coils and you’re good.
The DNA 40 devices also allow you to use nickel non-resistance wire. This allows you to put the DNA 40 into “Temperature Control” mode which allows you to set the temperature and the device will automatically adjust the settings to deliver. The chip monitors the temperature through the wire and makes its adjustments accordingly. It also makes sure that the coil isn’t getting too hot for the wicks. This means you’re never going to have a burnt, dry hit! If you don’t have enough juice on the wick, you’ll just be pulling less and less vapor. You can re-juice from there instead of getting the burnt cotton taste. This is an enormous breakthrough in the way we vape from a technology standpoint and is really the reason you want to get a DNA 40 powered device.
Vaporshark Design and Features
I absolutely fell in love with this mod the day it came. Its been my main mod ever since. The main attraction for me is the size. The hight is just a little larger than the single 18650 battery that powers the mod. Its extremely comfortable to use and easily fits in any pocket. The finish is a nice, rubberized material that stays extremely clean, is somewhat resistant to juice spills and is very comfortable to use. The buttons are placed well and the battery door is easily removed as its held on my magnets.
Also nice about the Vaporshark rDNA40 is the ability to charge the battery inside the device. Charge times are extremely fast. Mine came with a nice LG that’s recommended for the unit. I get about 2 days of use before I need to charge. If I charge the battery inside the unit it takes about an hour and a half to get a full charge again. This is extremely convenient.
The display is on the bottom of the unit. This might be a weird place for some people, but it doesn’t bother me a bit. I screw on my RDA or tank, adjust the wattage and I really don’t look at it much after that. I thought this would be a problem, but it hasn’t really bothered me.
Is the Vaporshark the DNA40 mod to buy?
It comes down to personal taste as you can find the DNA40 board in other mods available as well. Personally though I think the Vaporshark has the form factor that I really like. Its small and somewhat stealth, its extremely comfortable to use and the finish makes it really comfortable in your hand. I just think this is my favorite design of the devices in this category.
This has been my main box mod since the day it came in the mail. I haven’t regretted it for one second. The price is actually not bad for a DNA40 device. If you want a DNA40 – this is your mod!
Phil cook says
With the Derringer do I have to make my own coils? I am a simple guy and just want to open my tank, screw in an atomizer, fill my tank, screw it on the mod and vape