Monthly Archives: May 2020

Guide to Replacement DNA Screens

dna screen replacement
choosing the right DNA screen replacement

Choosing the correct replacement DNA screen can be a bit of a faff. Nowhere near as tricky as patting your head whilst rubbing your tummy, but there’s definitely a few things you need to be aware of.

Whilst the newer Evolv boards ( don’t call them DNA chips, you’ll be barred) share the same screens, some of the older DNA boards can have some confusing options. There’s DNA 60 small screen and large screen choices. Then there’s DNA 40 large screens and small screens. There’s DNA 30’s, DNA 75’s, 200’s and more. Working out which screen is compatible with which board can be a nightmare if you’re noob or simply not paying that much attention.

Trust me. I’ve  bought the wrong screen twice.

DNA Replacement Screens: A Visual

Here you can see the types of DNA replacement screens available. Not many, but enough to befuddle the mind of the modder. Let’s look at each one one in turn, find out what they are and which screen is the right one for your mod.

The screens:
  1. DNA 20 / 25 / 30 / 40 Small Screen*
  2. DNA 60 Small Screen ** 
  3. DNA 40 large / 60 large*** / 75 / 200 / 250
  4. DNA 75C / 100C / 250C

* Flex cable soldered to board

**Must have small screen DNA60 firmware

***Must have large screen DNA60 firmware

confused yet?

I am.

So here’s a little table which might make things a bit clearer.

Replacement screen dna20 dna30 dna40
Small Soldered
Fits
DNA20
DNA25
DNA30
DNA40 Small
BUY!
Replacement screen for Evolv DNA60 Small screen baords
ZIF SOCKET
Fits
DNA60 Small
BUY!
Replacement screen for dna40, dna60, dna75, dna200, dna250
LARGE ZIF SOCKET
Fits
DNA40 Large
DNA60 Large
DNA75
DNA200
DNA250
BUY!
Evolv DNA Screens
COLOUR SCREEN
Fits
DNA75C
DNA250C
BUY!
DNA Screen Sorted?

Hopefully the above has made things a little easier for you and things are now a little less confuddling.

As always, our mission is to make mod making as simple as it can be, and as such we’ve provided a load of files which may be of use in our awesome site Downloads section here.

Our selection of DNA boards can be found here, replacement screens can be located here and our epic board mounting kits are to be found here.

Be sure to utilise Escribe to keep your firmware fresh, but for those seeking early service packs or wishing to tinker further, check out the Evolv Forum thread here.

Be sure to follow our social media for Evolv news as we get it, and why not join our “Approved Modders” group on Facebook for build tips, hints and advice?

We’re here to help if we can.

 

DNA 75C Cut Out CAD Files

Evolv DNA 75C cut out file download

 

DNA 75C Screen & Button Cut Out CAD Files are here!!

CAD designing a DNA 75C mod?

Faceplate, screen and button getting you down? 

Then you’re going to absolutely bloody love this…

DNA75C DXF Files

We’re on a mission to make mod making easy,  so we’ve made you some DNA 75c faceplate cutout 3D CAD files. 

These DNA 75C faceplate files allow you to import the cutout layout directly onto a face in your design. No more faffing about trying to get the screen, buttons and screws in the right place. Using these files could spare you unnecessary woe, and we think they’re an awesome and useful idea.

DNA 75C Mounting, Actuators and Faceplates

Our downloadable DNA 75c files work flawlessly with our dna 75c face plates, DNA 75C mounting parts and our epic custom DNA 75C actuators.  By using these files in conjunction with our parts, your mod design and build couldn’t get much easier.

 

You can find DNA 75c Faceplates here

Mounting parts for the DNA 75C are here

DNA 75C actuators and buttons can be picked up here.

 

As with all the useful 3D box mod files we offer,  feel free to use these files on a shout out basis. Adapt, mutate and prosper.  All we ask is that if you do use these designs, just remember to mention Stealthvape in your dispatches.

Download your DNA 75C files now !

So what are you waiting for?

Head over to the downloads section here, download your DNA 75c cut out files and get cracking. 

That DNA 75C mod ain’t going to build itself now is it?

We’re Temporarily Halting Monday’s Shipments

Royal Mail Roulette

Tuesdays are the new mondays

During lockdown, we’ve noticed an alarming increase in delays with items shipped by Royal Mail on Mondays. This is caused by two factors.

  1. Many Royal Mail workers are either off sick or off work caring for their children or dependent family members.
  2. The volume of items in Royal Mail’s network is currently exceeding Christmas levels.

Between these two issues Royal Mail is struggling to keep up and it seems to be the case that Monday’s post (which is a combination of Friday’s, Saturday’s, Sunday’s and also Monday’s orders) is the most likely to be delayed. Up to a week or more in some cases.

Mail shipped on any other day of the week is being affected to a much lesser degree.

So why and how does that work?

Well, Royal Mail aim for every day’s mail to be delivered within a reasonable time frame. 

If this was a restaurant, you’d expect each customer to be served in the order that they actually ordered their food.

But this isn’t the case with mail logistics.

So if Monday’s volume is huge and there’s a backlog, then Monday’s post is assigned to a different team to process. Usually during the Christmas period that would be a team of temp workers that would catch up with the delayed day’s post. This allows Tuesday’s and subsequent day’ to be processed as per usual.

If Royal Mail were to process the delayed Monday’s post, then move on to Tuesdays, then Tuesday’s post would also be delayed. The delay then snowballs out of control.

It’s a combination of Royal Mail’s efforts to ensure that one day’s problem doesn’t affect other day’s scheduling, but also a way to make their delivery statistics look great and thus keep their shareholders happy.

Vape reviewer, cultish personality and all-round legendary bell end Mark Roberts (aka TVP. The Artiste Formerly Known As The Vaping Postman) told us the situation is “horrendous mate, three times worse than the worst Xmas I’ve ever seen in twelve years. Can’t even fit all of York’s parcels in the office some days. It’s carnage”.  For more of Mark’s remarkably sagacious insights, check out his Youtube channel here.

 

TVP vape reviews

We have a solution

Starting Monday the 11th of May, we are no longer going to ship on Mondays and instead will hand the weekend’s mail over to Royal Mail on Tuesday. In the event of a Bank Holiday Monday, we will hand over to RM on the following Wednesday.

Thanks to the Jedi mind trick of Royal Mail’s way of dealing with delayed post on high volume days, this means that shipments we send on a Tuesday will almost certainly  be guaranteed to arrive more quickly than had we shipped on Monday.

This will also help take the strain off the mail network in general

The exception to this rule is that customers that choose Royal Mail Special Delivery will have their orders shipped on Monday as usual. 

DHL shipments will also continue to be processed as usual

What to do if you have a delayed shipment?

  1. Hang tight. Have confidence that items aren’t lost at the moment, they’re just subjected to delay, and in some cases quite long and significant delays.
  2. Check your tracking number.  Even non-tracked items shipped within the UK have a 2d barcode which is scanned upon delivery. This will give you an indication as to wether it’s still passing through the system.  You can find your 2d code either by checking your dispatch email or by going to your account and checking the order details.
  3. Keep an eye on Royal Mail Service Announcements. Check regularly to understand further why there may be a delay in receiving your goods. RM posts their updates here. For our article on Saturday deliveries, check out this post.
Slow mail bro?

What can I do?

Consider ordering by Special Delivery for important or time sensitive orders.  For larger orders DHL can also be an excellent choice.

But more than anything, please be patient in the understanding that our Royal Mail is being pushed to it’s limits at the moment. But this situation, like Covid-19, certainly won’t last forever.

A thanks to our postal workers

We’d like to share our gratitude to all delivery agents for their hard work. No PPE, extra volume, colleagues off sick,  but they’re still out there putting themselves at risk making sure the mail network is as efficient as can be. We wholeheartedly applaud their efforts.

Royal Mail banner

New Vape Wire Branding

New Stealthvape 316l, kanthal, ni80, nichrome80, nife wire reel spool branding

Updated branding for vape wire reels rolling out now!

Starting in May…

We’ve been using new labels and branding on our 70mm vaping wire reels as we spool them.

As for 50mm reels we’re going to use up the last of our stock and move over to using 70mm exclusively for all vape wire types and lengths.

 

Stealthvape wire reel branding

Thermal Overprint

We’re printing our new labels with a pair of industrial Honeywell Datamax M-Class 4206 Mk II thermal transfer printers. The label stock we use is CMYK pre printed labels that are custom made for us by a leading commercial printers. 

50mm labels for the smaller reels we’re gradually phasing out will continue to be printed on a Primera LX900.

These changes allow us to have a more consistent branding and label quality across all of our vaping wire products. The new process also offers us a more environmentally sound solution to our labelling requirements.

Batch monitoring

Printing labels on demand also allows us to print batch information onto vape wire reels and clapton wire shots labels. This allows us in the highly unlikely event of a quality control issue to quickly identify the product in question, and to take swift action to rectify any identified issues.

Wire shots have a batch ID, and reels have a 2d barcode. These indicate batch number, manufacturer, date of production and even the person who spooled that particular reel. At Stealthvape we value transparency and accountability. These changes empower our buyers.

Check out our range of vape wire

Providing the vape community with vape wire since 2011, our reputation is second to none. We have a massive selection of the cleanest, expertly spooled resistance and coiling wire right here. Choose from our nichrome 80, kanthal a1 or stainless steel 316 for power mode vaping. Or perhaps try our ni200, NiFe 30 or 316l for temperature control. Check out our awesome Brochrome ni80 flat wire for rowdy mech builds, or try our SVS Wire Shots for flavoursome pre-made clapton and complex coil builds.

Stealthvape is bound to have the best vape wire for your build. 

So why settle for less than the best?

“Stealthvape: the best vape wire since 2011”