While the Therion now sports more than twice the wattage output of the initial Therion, the Evolv DNA 250 board is throttled back to a manageable 166W. Evolv, not Lost Vape, performed this throttling, and Evolv identifies this board as the DNA 167.
The reason for the new configuration is simple; while it is true that the Evolv DNA 250 was built from the ground up to work with both LiPo batteries and standard high-amp 18650 batteries, it would still require more than a dual-18650 mod can throw at it.
Evolv went and created the DNA 167 for Dual 18650 box mods. To keep the same look and feel of the original Therion, Lost Vape had no choice but to choose the DNA 167. Clearly, had Lost Vape been able to release the same Therion with a full-bore DNA 250, they would have done so.
The good thing is, despite having to throttle back on the power output, all the other improvements to the Evolv DNA 250 board are available in the Therion DNA166 with the Evolv DNA 167 board. The Lost Vape Therion DNA 166 measures 90.5mm by 54mm by 27mm, or 5.4 inches tall, 3.29 inches wide, and 1.64 inches deep.
What Are the Improvements of the Evolv DNA 250?
2A Charging – While it is Spinfuel VAPE’s official policy to support external battery chargers, like the Nitecore D4 and i4 chargers, rather than recharging through the USB port, the device, Evolv has added 2A charging to the DNA250 board. If you’ve experienced the differences in charging 18650 batteries at .5A, 1A, and 2A, then you’ll realize how big a deal this truly is. Charging a 18650 cell at .5A takes hours.
Charging at 1A brings the recharge time down substantially, and charging a 18650 at 2A is lightning quick. Having the opportunity to charge the Therion DNA166 at 2A can, and will, come in handy. While I was visiting a friend in Lincoln (the town at the foot of the White Mountains in New Hampshire), a recent experience was all the convincing I needed to amend my stand of strict external charging.
There will be times when removing the batteries and placing them into a Nitecore isn’t practical or possible. In my case, I keep the Anker PowerDrive 2 in my car, along with a high-quality micro-USB cable (and cable for my iPhone and iPad as well), for the times when I want to keep the battery level the same as it was when I got in the car. The PowerDrive 2 is capable of 4.8A and 2.4A charging and can recharge the dual 18650 cells in the Therion in less than an hour with the supplied USB cable.
Reverse Battery Protection – You would think that this feature is inherent in all modern box mods, but this protection is new to the Evolv DNA 250. Remember, the DNA 200 board was designed to be used with LiPo packs, not the 18650’s. But WISMEC came along and changed the game. Now, with the DNA 250 (and the Dual-18650 DNA 167), it’s a board feature.
The Lost Vape Therion DNA166 features a curved design for a comfortable but firm grip, and the attractive dark wood accents and genuine leather makes the Lost Vape Therion DNA 166 one of the most sophisticated mods on the market.
The Lost Vape Therion DNA 166 (or DNA 75 for that matter) has a leather-wrapped battery panel secured with a ‘magnet and a ball bearing design’ that creates a wicked strong bond between battery door and mod. Still, the design also assures an ultra-smooth release when replacing the dual 18650 batteries. The 3-button design is more angular than circular shaped buttons, and they are plenty big enough to use with ease.
The raised buttons offer tremendous feedback, as well. The well-known OLED Evolv DNA display sits between the fire button on top and the two adjustment buttons beneath. The 510 threading is made with a very high-grade stainless steel, and the spring-loaded 510 pin is brass, plated in nickel for the maximum conductivity ever in a Lost Vape box mod.
The Lost Vape Therion DNA 166 is most certainly an A+ box mod. Grade: A+ “One of the nicest but beautiful box mods on the market, the Lost Vape Therion DNA 166 is superb in every way. With enough power to provide an optimal vape with 99% of all Sub-Ohm tanks and RDA’s, and the meticulous artistry put into every mod, this is one device that deserves to be called the best dual-battery DNA mod ever.”
Note: Lost Vape’s Therion uses a down throttled version of the DNA 250, the DNA 167, to accommodate the dual 18650 battery configuration.
Specifications of the Lost Vape Therion DNA 166:
• Patented Evolv DNA167 Chipset
• Dual 18650 High Amp Battery In Series Configuration (Batteries Sold Separately)
• Wattage Range: 1W – 167W • Voltage Range: 0.2V – 6.0V
• Resistance Range: o >0.25Ω (Kanthal) o >0.15Ω (TC Mode)
• Temperature Range: 200°F – 600°F • Supports Nickel, Titanium & Stainless Steel
• OLED Display
• Programmable Multicolor LED Indicator
• Die Cast Zinc Alloy Chassis Construction
• Genuine Leather Battery Door
• Wood Panel Inlay
• Upgradeable Escribe Software
• 85% Output Efficiency
• Short Circuit Protection
• Low Voltage Step Down Protection
• Micro USB Port (Firmware Updates)
• Stainless Steel 510 Threads
• Spring Loaded Nickel Plated Brass 510 Pin
• Lost Vape Therion DNA 166 Box Contents:
• 1 x Therion DNA167 Mod • 1 x Micro USB Cable
• 1 x User Manual
• 1 x Warranty Card