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United States Shipping Update

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stealthvape united states shipping

United States Shipping

Good news and meh news.

In December 2020 the US government amended the Prevent All Cigarette Trafficking Act (PACT) to prohibit the online sale of e-cigarettes to children. The legislation, effective from 26th Match 2021, expands the definition of e-cigarettes to include electronic “nicotine delivery systems”. As a responsible vendor we must comply with PACT.

Therefore, from Friday 26 March, Stealthvape Ltd will no longer export to the USA any device that, through an aerosolized solution, delivers nicotine, flavour, or any other inhalable substance, including:

E-cigarettes
E-hookahs
E-cigars
Vape pens
Advanced refillable personal vaporizer
Electronic pipes
Drip Tips
Refills / Pods

The electronic components we manufacture and / or supply collectively known as “Mod Parts and “Rebuildable Supplies” we believe not to be covered by this legislation and will be shipped as normal.

So, the news in briefs: we’re still shipping pretty much everything modders will need such as Evolv boardsBattery Tubes and 510 Connectors.

As the dust settles on this increasingly bizarre set of circumstances we’ll continue to update you when (and if) we learn more. But for now, it’s business as usual.

Thanks for your continued support. You’re awesome.

New Age Verification & Payment Gateway!

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Nucleus: Our New Age Verification & Payment Gateway Option

 

We are pleased to announce that we are trialing a brand new Age Verification & Payment Service provided by Nucleus. The service not only ensures our compliance when selling Age Restricted products such as the Evolv Reflex, but also allows customers to create a biometrically secure account to enable direct payments and can be used across other sites and platforms.

 

We think Nucleus provides an easy to use and secure verification and payment solution for both us and you the customer. We’re really looking forward to seeing it grow and develop.

Be a super hoopy early adopter of the new frontier and use it on your next purchase now!

PACT, Sack & Crack

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PACT, Sack and The Crack: United States Shipping Update.

PACT

By now most of you will be aware of the impending fall out from recent legal enactments across the pond. The Preventing Online Sales of E-Cigarettes to Children Act whilst not entirely new, finally snuck it’s way into United States legislation buried deep within a document passing initiatives that would be difficult to oppose. A sneaky, but genius move.

The new law does two things:

1: The United States Postal Service (USPS) is instructed to create regulations prohibiting the shipment of vaping products (including accessories and parts thereof) to all domestic residential addresses within the United States.

2: The insertion of vaping products into the Prevent All Cigarette Trafficking (PACT) Act (The PACT Act is an amendment to the older federal Jenkins Act). This places category products under the remit of the ATF and places onerous taxation and reporting requirements upon vendors with serious criminal penalties for non-compliance.

The definition of the PACT Act is so broad that it goes well beyond the scope of definitions used by the FDA Deeming Rule and is unrelated to the FDA’s Tobacco and Vaping regulations. Literally anything that can be used as part of a system to create an inhalable aerosol is potentially covered. Intended use is so far an untested legal defense.

Sack

So what does this mean for your Postie’s sack? Well, initial reactions appear somewhat bleak. Fedex, UPS, DHL and many other major shipping players have followed the course taken by USPS and have deemed electronic cigarettes to be prohibited items, most definitely within a Business To Customer context. Buying a product online in the U.S and having it delivered to your door easily may now be a thing of the past. The landscape is about to shift dramatically.

The Crack

But what about Business To Business shipping and ordering from overseas? The answers remain as yet unclear. As a company who sends thousands of mod parts to United States customers each year, this is something we care about a lot. We have contacted a DHL representative directly and are awaiting confirmation of their official stance and policy. Until then we will continue to ship as normal and will update you as soon as we have a concrete response. But given the volatility and uncertainty of the present situation, we are strongly advising U.S customers to place any orders now.

We’ll do everything we can to ensure our usual seamless shipping provisions and keep you updated with news as soon as we have it.

Mutate and Survive.

Team Stealth

How To Hack Reflex

Evolv Reflex Hacked
how to hack reflex

Evolv DNA products are famous for their customisability, and now someone has leaked how to make Reflex the most versatile pod system out there!

If you’re a seasoned vaper who missed the warmth and sweetness brought about by letting your devices operate at iffy higher temperatures, then this new trick is for you.

By following a few easy steps as laid out in this video, you can access features that allow you to alter how Reflex works, making it possible to mimic the performance of any other pod device out there. And more.

By creating custom curves and altering the parameters easily in Escribe, a whole new world of tailor made vaping is revealed. You want it to vape like a Caliburn G? No problem. Just download and upload the file in Escribe.

We know how awesome the community is when it comes to tinkering and creating customised features for DNA devices. Keep your eyes out for many more .ecig files and tips to come. We may even feature some here in our downloads section in the near future.

Reflex opens new horizons for the capability of e-cigarette devices. We can’t wait to see what everybody is going to do with them.

And now Evolv have made it available at an even greater price, it’s a great time to get your hands on one if you’ve not already done so. Reflex is available here.

Be sure to like, subscribe and follow our social media and sign up for email alerts. We’ll keep you updated with Reflex news as and when it happens.

Reflex engineer mode leaked

Valentine’s Sale!

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mod sale

 

Valentine’s Sale !

Nothing says I love you like giving them the gift of mod parts.

 

What could be sexier than letting them slip a finger into your tubes ?

Stealthvape 18650 18350 battery tubes
mounting kit for evolv dna75, dna200, dna250, dna75c, dna250c

Put the mounting back into mounting kits this Valentine’s.

Meet hot willing contacts in your area now! 

Add Any content here
Runt squonk mod contacts
Brochrome flat ni80 nichrome 80

With our Valentine’s code you’re sure to find something to satiate those filthy modding urges.

We even accommodate those who like to make their wire all kinky. 

 

Get your orders in deep and hard to ensure a satisfying delivery.

Use the code: GAPERIL for 10% off now!*

 

*Discount applies to selected items only

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5 Ways To Get The Most From Reflex

5 ways to get the most from evolv reflex

Make most of your Evolv Reflex

You’ve got your Reflex and you’re loving it. Want to know how to keep it tip top?

Follow our quick and easy tips for getting the best from your Reflex below!

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1: Choose the right liquid

Reflex works differently to every other vape device, tightly controlling aerosol particle size, airflow and temperature. User safety is a number one priority. The temperature of the coil and the aerosol produced is controlled to minimise the creation of unwanted byproducts.

Many eliquids contain components which only volatalise at a temperature where unwanted compounds are formed, such as acetaldehyde from overheated VG which gives off a sweet aroma or taste. Reflex minimises your exposure to these hazardous substances, and as such your usual liquid may not taste exactly the same.

2: Put the fill plugs in the right way !

This is absolutely crucial. Although relatively difficult to do, if the plugs aren’t facing the correct way, then the airflow and vape isn’t going to work quite the way that it should. Reflex utilises groundbreaking pressure and velocity analysis technologies, and putting the plugs the wrong way round means it isn’t going to deliver the power that you’re after. Again, nothing bad will ever happen, but you’re not going to have the best of all possible puffs.

Evolv Reflex Fill Plug Alignment
Don't ever fill Evolv Reflex, ever

3: Don’t overfill

Sounds obvious, but don’t put too much liquid in when you fill up the pod. As with all pod devices, if you overfill then there’s two possible unwanted things that can happen. Firstly, if there’s too much liquid in the pod, when you replace the fill plugs, the pressure may force liquid into the coil and cause a little flooding. This may escape through the inlets in the base of the pod, creating the illusion of a “leak”.

The second thing that can happen is that if there’s no room for a little air inside the pod, then what’s known as a “vapour lock” may occur. Wicking depends upon air pressure, and if there’s no air inside the pod then liquid may not flow as easily into the coil. This may potentially dry the coil and produce a weak vape. Don’t worry, you won’t ever get a dry hit, but your experience isn’t going to be the best that it can be.

4: Stay Tidy

Remember to mop up any spillages or condensate after every refill. We recommend gently dabbing any residue with a paper towel. This will ensure optimal performance and keep your Reflex in tip-top condition.

Evolv Reflex Pods
Evolv Reflex in UK

5: Keep the battery topped up

Reflex uses state of the art battery management and power delivery and is incredibly highly efficient. You’ll be surprised by how long it seems to go between recharge cycles, but there’s no harm in keeping it topped up where you can.

So if you’re near a computer or USB charger, why not give it a five minute charge when you can? Remember the device only takes roughly 40 -45 minutes to charge from completely empty, so you’ll be impressed with how much you can get in it on a cheeky little top-up charge.

Reflex: Easy to use, easy to look after!

That’s all there is to it!

Follow these simple tips and look at our How To Use Guide and you’ll be set for the best Reflex experience around!

If you haven’t picked one up yet, devices are available here and spare pod cartridges can be bought here.

Reflex is simplicity defined.

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How To Use Evolv Reflex

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How To Use Evolv Reflex

The Evolv Reflex is a sophisticated and complex piece of tech, yet it’s incredibly easy to use. 

Just follow the steps shown in the video below to enjoy a fuss free, satisfying cigarette-like experience. 

Reflex is simplicity defined.

That’s all there is to it, you’re all set to go. 

Almost as easy as a cigarette.

Reflex is available in a range of luxurious colours here and replacement pod cartridges can be found here.

Curves Are In Baby !!

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Escribe Battery Curves, TFR / TCR Curves and Mod Thermals Downloads

Curves are in baby!!

That’s right. Our awesome downloads section just got even more awesome.

We’ve created three brand new sections which are going to be fantastically useful. You’ll now find dedicated areas for TCR/ TFR Curves, Mod Thermals and Battery Discharge Curve CSVs. All in one easy to navigate place.

We want people to have the best possible experience when using our wire. By doing this we’re giving you the tools to achieve the best results when using a DNA mod in temperature control.

So what exactly are these mystical curvy things? 

Read on and we shall explain below.

TFR/ TCR Curves.

A TCR Curve (Temperature Co-efficient of Resistance) is a plotted chart depicting mathematical rises in a material’s resistance coefficient of the material’s temperature. For example, a Ni200 coil when heated will rise in resistance quite markedly. This rise can be predicted at a given temperature using whizzy maths, and a temperature controlled capable board will be able to use this information to maintain a temperature at the coil and prevent dry hits. It is the basis of all temperature control vaping. Props to Evolv for coming up with that sorcery.

A TFR (Temperature Factor of Resistance) is similar to TCR, but is based on actual observed measurements rather than pure mathematics. We built a complicated and probably quite dangerous rig and measured the TFR of our wire, giving us accurate real-life TFR data. Lars from Steam Engine (a genius and a gentleman) then used this data and translated it into downloadable CSV format to be used with DNA devices. We want people to have the best possible experience when using our wire. By doing this we’re giving you the tools to achieve the best results.

All our TFR/ TCR files can be found int the “Wire TFR Files” section of the downloads page here.

If you want to find out how we got our results, read our blog post on it here

Mod thermals

In order for Temperature Control and Replay to perform as accurately, efficiently and effectively as possible, the board needs to know the parameters in which it is calculating. The marvellous mind of the DNA constantly analyses, calibrates and controls a multitude of variables, and in doing so needs to understand it’s operating environment. The temperature sensor is situated on the board, so the DNA uses data collected from case analysis to accurately predict room temperature and the starting temperature of the coil. It does this by a real room temperature measurement being entered at the beginning of case analysis and then monitors board temperature during charging to understand how the internal mod temperature relates to the actual room temperature. Put simply, the board more accurately determines the starting temperature of the coil with this information.The information from TFR/ TCR curves can then be applied, using the case analysis data as the starting temperature point. This allows for greater accuracy in temperature.control and gives you the best vaping experience possible.

In this section of the Downloads facility we present you with Mod Case Thermal data for our devices. Feel free to download and use them according to your will.

Battery Discharge Curves.

 

Escribe has a function called “Battery Analyser” which allows you to run a cell discharge cycle according to cell cut-offs and various output wattages (the most common being 40 watts). The analyser carefully plots the voltage decrease as the cell is drained and generates data that can be outputted in .csv format. These curves can then be uploaded to your device to ensure the board is monitoring and reading the current state of your cell correctly whilst you are using it. Whilst this won’t magically add another 10,000 mAh to your battery, it will calibrate the monitoring and information display accurately according to the cells you are using. This way both you and the mod will know exactly the state of your cell and avoid any erroneous readings. 40% remaining  will be 40% usable charge and you won’t get diddled thinking it’s higher. 

We have a wide selection of curves available for many popularly used cells. We have csv data for single cells, 2S and 3S configurations. We shall add many more as they become available. Special thanks goes to Michael Schmidt for providing us with much data taken from his site dna200.de. We also offer up many curves generated by us using a resistor bank made up of two 200w 0.1ohm power resistors in series ,mounted onto an aluminium heatsink to disburse heat  We are running more tests and will be updating the site with curves regularly.

 

So where can we get these sexy curves?

Easy!

 In the Downloads section here.

 At Stealthvape we like to keep it simple, and are on a mission to make mod making as easy as possible. As well as providing you with the best, highest quality mod parts and materials, we believe in giving you more. We will be constantly updating the site with useful new info. Be sure to follow us on social media  for more upcoming handy new features.  Please like, share and comment on our posts and let us know what you’d like to see on the site.

If you have any files you’d like to share here, please get in touch and we’ll be happy to share them amongst the community.

 

 

Custom Contact Calculator

custom contact calculator
custom contact calculator

 

Tired of winging it when costing up the contacts for your new mod design?

Want a specific and fast answer tailored to your needs?

Stealthvape has got you sorted.

We’re on a mission to make modding easy.

Pricing up a run of devices for market can be a faff,  so we’re providing you with a tool to make things a breeze.

Behold! The Stealthvape Custom Contact Design Calculator.

 
The calculator

 

We’ve created an easy to use calculator that allows you to painlessly and securely upload you CAD design file. Our technical genius and wizardry will then estimate the cost of cutting that design. Simple.

If you’d like extra services such as bending, etching or dimpling, then ensure your design details this and add any further instructions to the file. We will then contact you with a revised estimate reflecting the extra works in our usual lightning fast manner, making the whole process as painless and faff free as possible.

Wholesale discount calculations are automatically applied during the checkout process, again ensuring clarity and ease when placing your order.

Designing and producing custom contacts for your clients has never been so easy!

For further details on how to use our new tool head over the calculator page now!

Guide to Replacement DNA Screens

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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.