DougP

Boost versus Punch

Recommended Posts

I have just purchased the paranormal DNA 250c and am very new to using a DNA chipset.

Been searching high and low to try and find a explanation for the following:

What is the difference between the “boost” and the “punch” function and how are they used ?

1. Am I right in my assumption that Boost will give you a preheat ramp up function with  the the amount of boost (wattage) being determined by  what has been set in the “wattage boost” profile.

So if the “watts boost” profile is set to say 15 watts  I assume then that that set wattage (15 watts) is what will be used in the other profiles when boost is set to “on”. 

Is this correct ?

2. How long will the boost be active for, for example:  1 sec or until a specific temp 

3. What does the “punch” function then do. As this can be set between 0 and 11.  Is this seconds that boost runs for or is this also a form of ramp up  ?

4. Do these two functions run independently or are they interlinked somehow ?  How would one use them concurrently or individually ?

5. I have also noticed that If boost is not set to “on” in the specific profile on Escribe then it won’t work on mod whether it’s set to on or off on the menu on mod ?

So for a profile to use “boost” must that function be set in escribe for that profile and not on the mod menu system ?

6. Running the device monitor on escribe I don’t see anything happening that increases wattage when u fire atty using the “punch function” only whether it’s set to 0 or 11

Would appreciate it if somebody could explain in lay mans terms how these functions work and how one would use them 

Thanking you 

 

Edited by DougP
change font of text
  • Like 1
  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Boost is set is EScribe or depending on your theme, on the device, it's for tc and in the 250c can be set 200/300/400w doesn't nesesarly use that, just makes ramp up to temp non existent. Boost is for power mode, I think it's more like % of what you have set another member can help you, I only use tc and replay.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

All power-controlled profiles can do Boost.  We created Watt Boost to have one default profile preconfigured with non-zero Boost, nothing wild really..

For a power-controlled coil, the Punch setting controls Boost Punch. For a temperature-sensing coil, it instead controls Preheat Punch.

Boost and Preheat are the approaches to getting the coil up to boiling temperature quickly. Punch is on a 0-11 scale. (For Preheat, you can use Temperature instead of Punch.)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
16 hours ago, James said:

All power-controlled profiles can do Boost.  We created Watt Boost to have one default profile preconfigured with non-zero Boost, nothing wild really..

For a power-controlled coil, the Punch setting controls Boost Punch. For a temperature-sensing coil, it instead controls Preheat Punch.

Boost and Preheat are the approaches to getting the coil up to boiling temperature quickly. Punch is on a 0-11 scale. (For Preheat, you can use Temperature instead of Punch.)

Hi James

Thank you for that clarity I shall try this out now.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 5/10/2018 at 12:40 PM, James said:

All power-controlled profiles can do Boost.  We created Watt Boost to have one default profile preconfigured with non-zero Boost, nothing wild really..

For a power-controlled coil, the Punch setting controls Boost Punch. For a temperature-sensing coil, it instead controls Preheat Punch.

Boost and Preheat are the approaches to getting the coil up to boiling temperature quickly. Punch is on a 0-11 scale. (For Preheat, you can use Temperature instead of Punch.)

What wattage would "Watt Boost" run at if it's non-zero?

What is "punch" vs "boost" vs "preheat?"

Edited by asmcriminal

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now