Hi All, Anthony Vapes back here with my review of the Desire Rage Squonk Mod. Please see bottom for disclaimers and links. Introduction: The Desire Rage Squonk Mod is a newer mod from Desire Design and fills a much needed niche in vaping that has been mostly ignored which is a dual 18650 squonk mod. Desire mostly known for their RDAs in the past have been getting into the mod game lately as well with releases like the Cut squonk, X-mini, mad mod, and of course the rage i’m reviewing today. It was designed in collaboration with ohmboyOC and i honestly have no clue who he is. It’s available in 5 colors, Black, Gunmetal, White, Red, and Purple. Looking around online prices for this mod vary quite a bit ranging from 60-100 USD. Manufacturer's Specs: Designed by OhmboyOC in conjunction with Desire Designs Battery 2 x 18650 Outer Body Constructed with Kirsite (Zinc Alloy) Weight: 8.5oz (243G) Size: (81mm tall X 49mm X 40mm) Output Power 5-155w Output Current 40 amp Max Temperature limit 200F-600F Resistance range 0.08-3 Ohms 7mL Juice Capacity Silicone Bottle Knurled Top Cap Twist-&-Pull EZ Removal Ring Magnetic Battery Bay Door Back-Loading Gold-Plated Contacts Voltage Range: 0V – 8V Temperature Mode, supports, Nickel (Ni200), Titanium (Ti), Stainless Steel (SS316), TCR Adjustment Bypass Mode 69" OLED Screen Front-Mounted Micro USB Port Firmware & Charging Capable Max. Charge: 2A Passthrough Capable Stainless Steel 510 Threads Spring-Loaded Gold-Plated Squonk BF Pin Safety Protection: High/Low Voltage, High/Low Amperage, Short Circuit, High/Low Resistance, Puff Cutoff Included in box: 1 Rage 155W Box Mod 1 Micro USB Cable 1 Instructional Manual Picture Album album Initial Impressions and features When I first got this Mod, I was pretty impressed with the size and shape and weight of the mod. For being a dual 18650 squonk mod it’s on the small side of mods but has some real weight to it. It’s a solid metal mod. The part that goes against your hands has a curved like “flask” shape to it making it really nice to hold making it perfect for someone like me who is right handed and prefers a thumb fire. The squonk is in a nice spot as well as i can squeeze it with my middle finger even while firing the mod. It just feels really nicely designed in the hand. Overall I was pretty impressed with the design and comfort of this mod, now let's get into the details Watt Mode Performance (chart and spreadsheet in picture album) Now let’s get into some data. I ran my normal testing. I used Sony VTC5A batteries for the testing. Testing resistances were done at .12, .15, .2, and .6 ohms. wattage points were max (155), 125, 100, 75, 50 and 25. At .12 ohms it maxed out at 148 watts and 35 amps. For the rest of the testing it struggled a little on the low side which is not uncommon for mods at this resistance hitting low 6-12 at 75 or more but only 1 watt low at 50 or less. At .15 it maxed out at 163 watts. The rest were pretty good hitting slightly high across the board, At 100 or more it was 5-8 watts high, but under 100 1 to 4 watts high. For the .2 test it maxed out at 167 watts. Again pretty good but a little on the high side. For 100 or more it was 7-12 watts high but under 100 2-5 watts high. For the .61 testing it maxed out at 98 watts and 7.679 volts. For the rest of the testing 5-13 watts high. The volts shows there is no boost circuit in this mod like most dual battery mods on the market however the 7.679 was very high for a non boost circuit mod. I believe the highest i’ve come across personally for that test. Overall I felt the performance of this mod was good especially in a category where it lacks much competition. It does struggle a bit with a .12 ohm build but once you get to .15 ohms or more it hits a little high so remember to adjust accordingly and start a few watts lower then you normally would. I was able to get 167 watts max, so I consider it to be accurately rated at 155 watt, even a little underrated. The 7.679 volt limit shows there is no boost circuit. Their site lists the max Volts at 8V implying no boost circuit which is correct and the 7.679 i got with a .6 ohm coil was close. Going with a higher ohm build could get me even closer to that 8. I consider it pretty accurately rated there as well. They list an amp limit of 40 amps. The most i got was 35 with a .12 ohm coil but it was capped off by the watts as well. It’s possible it could have gotten closer to 40 with a lower resistance build. I consider the 40 rating close enough and the 35 i got to be good enough. The mod never got warm when stressing it at 150+ watts and handles it very well. Simplified TLDR Power Performance summary Mod performance is really good. Mostly hits just a few watts off on the high side at .15 ohm or higher, Hits a little weak with a .12 ohm coil. Accurately rated for watts (167), No boost circuit, decent amp limit of 35. Volts tested at 7.679 so no boost circuit but close to the 8V listed Temperature Control Performance Using SS316 wire and both SS mode and TCR mode, I tested 6 builds. 1 simple round spaced single, 1 simple round spaced dual, 2 large fancy single coils builds, and 2 large fancy dual coil builds. The mod performs decent with the right settings but not as a default. The SS mode hits way too weak and needs to be used around 550F for a warm vape. Feels about 100 or so degrees off. Using TCR mode with 92 as a setting, i got the same performance so i figure the TCR is correct for SS wire. I found using a TCR of 130 works much better. Around 450-470F is where i get a warm vape so maybe like 10 or so degrees low but not a big deal and it’s a nice round number. The ramp up is great and you can adjust watts to the full 155 (after you select your mode it’ll let you choose watts next or if you select TCR you set your TCR first then watts) which changes the ramp up. You can also set your resistance by holding up and down but it didn’t make any difference and isn’t needed as the mod asks for new coil anyway and locks it in. The dry hit protection is decent at best and a bit inconsistent. Doesn't do a great job running the coil dry but also at times can overpower and not throttle back enough. Mostly though the throttle is nice and smooth and not choppy but again inconsistent. Overall not a good TC mod asa whole but decent enough i guess since options are limited. It’s more like power mode with training wheels, but i recommend only using TCR mode with the TCR at 130 if you need to, but in general i’d stick to power mode for this mod.