(9 customer reviews)




NOTE: XPV mods are built to order. Click for information on lead time.

Introducing the PROTOVAPOR XPV DNA-40D, a compact, high-performance e-liquid vaporizer based on the Evolv DNA-40D temperature protected chipset. Temperature protection is a revolutionary feature that allows the user to directly monitor and control the temperature of the heating coil inside the atomizer. This is the future of vaping!


  • Evolv DNA-40D 40-watt advanced regulated chipset featuring revolutionary temperature protection. Data sheet here.
  • Anodized aluminum casing for durability, reliability and solid feel.
  • Dimensions: 115mm x 24mm x 24mm
  • Internal battery:
    • LG 18650HG2 3000mAh 20A rated battery (LG 18650HE4 2500mah 20A, Sony US18650VTC5 2600mah 30A, Samsung INR18650-25R 2500mAh 20A, AW 1600mAh 18650 24A optional)
    • Battery can be replaced at end-of-life.
  • Onboard Evolv micro-USB charger.
  • Low-profile 510 connector (sealed). Stainless body, PA66 insulator, spring loaded pin.
  • Wide clicky tactile fire switch rated to more 10,000,000 actuations. No rattling horn switches here, this switch is used in NASA spacecraft! Smooth/silent optional (1,000,000 actuations rating).
  • 3-way wattage and temperature control control switch for quick and precise one-handed adjustments, plus full access to all DNA 40D functions. No cheesy silver BB’s here.
  • Pocket clip (optional), a Protovapor exclusive feature that keeps the mod at the top of the pocket for quick access. For the option to remove the clip, you must add the Removable Clip Option.
  • LIMITED TIME BONUS (while supplies last): Pure nickel wire sample pack, 5 ft. ea. of 28 and 30 gauge Ni200 wire.

A tremendous amount of time and effort was taken to ensure these mods would provide a worthy experience for demanding vapers. We cut out the BS, sourced quality components, spent countless hours on design and testing, and are proud to present this fine DNA mod.

XPV mods are covered by a 90 day warranty on workmanship. Internal components including the DNA-40D are covered for 1 year. Batteries are warrantied for DOA only.

Button color options:

Dk Grey Metallic, Lt Grey Metallic, Black, Dk Red Metallic, Aqua, Yellow, Orange, Green, Mint
Dk Grey Metallic, Lt Grey Metallic, Black, Dk Red Metallic, Aqua, Yellow, Orange, Green, Mint

More info about the DNA-40D with temperature protection

The DNA-40D datasheet contains a lot of great info on the new system.

Read our temperature protection informal guide here: Technical: DNA-40D & temperature protection

DNA-40D introduction video:

Additional information

Weight 7 oz

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9 reviews for XPV DNA-40D

  1. Nicholas (verified owner)

    Just received the XPV DNA-40D on 10/31/14, well within the lead times specified. I can’t believe the quality of this device. QA and tolerances are amazing. Incredible mod, extremely well built, buttery smooth 510 connection, light, portable, and BUILT TO ORDER for only $205. DNA40 features aside, this has got to be one of the best mods available with this chip today, and certainly well in to the future. This has instantly become my all day device. Thank you to the staff at Protovapor for this. I love it and look forward to showing it off!

  2. Joshua

    Beautiful design, lightweight, compact, convenient, impeccable quality in both component choice and manufacturing and an absolutely amazing customer support system to back it up. Those are just a few of the reasons why the XPV was my choice in a DNA 40 device over any other. I won’t bother reviewing the DNA 40 chipboard since that’s an entirely different story. However, I will say that Protovapor has taken a great chipboard and built an absolutely perfect (in my opinion) mod around it.

    If you’re looking for a sleek and sturdy DNA 40 device; look no further.

  3. Jennifer (verified owner)

    I have been using my XPV DNA-40D with such delight that I almost forgot to make a review (which I promised myself I would do). This device is SOLID and SICK the DNA-40 chipset/board and the Protovape casing makes this thing 100% the best vape mod on the market. I gave the guys at Protovape the lead time they needed and even emailed them to make sure they were still working with the same lead time. They were very quick and professional with their responses to me. I must insist to all that may read this to give them the time they need to QA this device…if you do, I assure you will not be disappointed. I do not work for them and live in Texas, and I have reviewed the HANA version of this chipset as well. I say with all my heart ALOHA to my new friends at Protovape. This is the most solid, pretty, and best performing vape product I have ever bought, and I have owned 10 vaping devices leading up to my last purchase….THE PROTOVAPE XPV DNA-40D…THANK YOU TO DNA-40 AND PROTOVAPE FOR MAKING THE FUTURE OF VAPING and making it easy for beginners to chase clouds or just enjoy the flavor and vibe.

  4. Mitchell (verified owner)

    Protovaper took all the lead time before sending the unit, didn’t make me happy, EXCEPT that the DNA 40 has been working flawlessly since (1.5 wks so far). After researching the ECF, found that people were having problems with the new tech. All in all, this shows me that Protovaper has taken appropriate measures to ensure we get an outstanding produce. Still didn’t like the delay, BUT the result was satisfaction for a good, working product.

    Thank you Protovaper, I’ll be a repeat customer.

  5. Kimberly (verified owner)

    So Far I love this device. It’s very well built, much smaller than I thought it would be and it’s very light

  6. Mike (verified owner)

    I got my XPV DNA 40 at about 9am, and now, 3pm feel like I couldn’t live without it. A great lightweight device which has the nicest fire button I’ve ever used. I went with the removable pocket clip, and it came with the clip installed, but don’t think I’ll ever take it off. A few days after I ordered it the TSC for the nautilus came out so I contacted protovapor and asked if I could add a pkt to my order as I’m in Australia and shipping is expensive. The reply came within an hour, and everything was organized. A day or two later the aerotank coils came out, and again customer service helped me out. The device was shipped on boxing day and got to my letterbox this morning, 5 January, not bad for $25 shipping.
    The only complaints I could make are a small gap in the clip, but that matches the join in the body, and no atty will ever sit flush as the 510 is slightly raised, but every atty I’ve tried fits and feels secure.
    Someone has to say how good these DNA 40 chips are. I just ran my aerotank dry to see what happens, which is just less vapor, then refilled it and started vaping straight away, which took a few puffs to get back to speed.
    To sum it up, excellent customer service, lovely mod, brilliant chip.

  7. Thomas (verified owner)

    If you’re considering purchasing a Protovapor XPV DNA 40 take my advice – DO IT!
    This is a beautifully designed mod. I’m glad I added the clip and the feet to my order. Everything about this mod is tight and right. It fits the hand, it’s light, superb finish and best of all, it works like a dream. The switches are very nice and the DNA 40 chip rocks. I was looking for a DNA 40 mod and I’m very happy I found Protovapor. Yes, it takes a while for them to make and test your device but it’s worth the wait. This mod immediately became my all day vape. Great fit with all my atties and looks sharp. These folks have responded quickly to every question I’ve asked. They back their product with excellent customer service. Buy this thing. Now. You’ll be glad you did! Thanks Protovapor for a fine product.

  8. Howard (verified owner)

    First I want to Thank Protovapor for the great Customer Service, I had some issues with my Mod and they took care of it right away, I could not be any more pleased, Thanks. As for the XPV DNA40 this thing rocks, I love it. If you read the other reviews you will know what I mean. If I could make only one request, it would be nice if I was able to change battery at end of charge because I hate to put this thing down! I may have to get one more, if you have the cash get two you wont be sorry!

  9. Scott (verified owner)

    My husband bought this lovely unit for me and I’m thrilled! I have been running the Aspire Nautilus Mini, with aspire bvc, and nautilus mini battery. While I loved the tank I have always had an issue with finding the “sweet spot” when it came to temperature. I run max VG, but have a couple gwar flavors that are 50/50 VG/PG. Regardless of which I ran by the time I hit half a tank it would have a burned taste. Since switching to this unit and using the blue ring BVC the burned taste is a thing of the past! I finished a whole tank and the last drag was just as fresh and flavorful as the first! I LOVE THIS UNIT! My tank no longer gets overly hot during a vape session and I don’t have to bounce between two tanks just to avoid the overheating and burned taste issue. All my juice tastes as fresh as the first taste. I will be buying another unit soon so I never have to fall back to the old batteries again. It’s well worth the cost as I have not wasted one drop of juice. Before I would have to toss 1/4 of a tank because it was just burned and nasty. No more. I highly recommend this mod. And it’s easy to use too! I’m not into mods or build your own or all that stuff. I wanted easy and working. I have that in this but it has so many customizeable options that even a hard core viper would be thrilled and us non tech savvy peeps will love the easy use. Bottom line: worth every penny. Do get the special BVC though if you are running a nautilus.

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