So you’ve been vaping for a while. You enjoy using conventional box mods, but you notice you don’t like the technology and their use. If only you could make your own box mod, right? Well, fortunately, you can!
Building your own box mod has a lot of benefits. You can design your box mod to have more power and last longer than a traditional box mod.
Even if you want to optimize your box mod to produce better vape clouds, the opportunities are limitless when you create your own box mod.
You want your box mod to have the best performance capabilities. If you’re a tech-savvy vape user who wants more vape time, then start building your own box mod. Read these 5 tips and start making your DIY box mod.
What You Need
There are a few required materials for your DIY box mod. You can easily acquire these materials.
- Enclosure or Project Box
- Dual Battery Sled
- 510 Connector
- On/Off Push Button
- High Amp Mosfet (if designing a box mod with a mosfet)
- Ohm Resistor
- Magnets (4) for Enclosure
- Electrical Wires
- Soldering Iron
- Flux Paste
- Drill Bit
- Heat Shrink Tubing (optional, but a good idea)
There are different variations of box mods. If you’re designing a specific box mod, check and make sure you don’t need additional or different materials.
1. Build Your Enclosure and Lay Your Parts Out
Take your enclosure and even it out. The easiest way to do this is by sanding the inside. Some enclosures are slanted on the inside, which is bad for the batteries.
If your enclosure is perfectly even, you can skip this step.
After this step, gather your parts. Fit the battery sled in the enclosure to make sure it fits. If it doesn’t, try sanding around the corners and edges. Find where you want to place your 510 connector and on/off switch.
The placement is based on personal preference — has nothing to do with the working result of your DIY box mod.
Lay out the parts to know where they will be placed. If it helps, take a picture for reference.
2. Drill the Holes
Start drilling the holes where you’ll place your connector and switch. This step isn’t as simple as it looks — you need to drill the right-size holes for each part.
The best way to ensure you have the correct drill bits is to find a drill bit set. You can also find a drill bit that’s capable of drilling several sized holes.
But there are recommended sizes when drilling certain sized holes. For your connector, drill an 11/32 hole. For a larger connector, drill a 7/16 hole. For your switch, drill a 1/2 hole.
If you’re installing a mosfet, this is the part where you will install this part.
First, mark the placement of the hole. You can do this with a marker. Then start drilling. You can use a drill press to ensure a clean and straight hole, but this step isn’t necessary.
3. Insert the Wires
If this is your first DIY box mod, understanding the wiring can be difficult. The easiest trick to remember is where to place the positive and negative wires.
The easiest way to wire your box mod is by wiring the parts individually, and then wiring them into the mod.
First, connect the ohm resistor to the mosfet (if you’re installing a mosfet). Apply the solder to the mosfet and attach the ohm to the outside and the bottom portion of the mosfet, directly on top of the legs.
Sodder a positive wire to the master power leg of the mosfet (should be the left leg, when looking at the leg on its outside).
Connect two negative wires to the other two mosfet legs. To prevent the mod from shorting out, apply a heat shrink tubing.
Sodder the negative wires to the bottom of the battery sled.
The positive wires should be soldered on top of the sled. You may have to connect the fuses to the positive wires. You can heat shrink the fuses to the wire and help prevent shortening.
From here, wire the connector and on/off switch. These should be done with the positive wires. From here, wire these parts to the enclosure.
4. Connect Everything
The last part is connecting everything. Make sure all parts are placed securely into the enclosure.
Next, drill each corner of the enclosure and place a screw in each post. Make sure the screws you use can attract magnets. The screws must be fully inserted into the holes.
Next, drill a hole into each corner of your lid. Insert the magnets into the holes, you may need to attach them to the epoxy.
From here, attach the lid to the enclosure. Insert the coils in the connector.
5. Test the Product
Here’s the fun part — testing the product. Insert some batteries, make sure you place the positives and negatives in the correct places. Take some cheap flavor and lay it on the coil.
Turn on the switch, and see if the flavor burns properly on the coil.
If everything works fine, install your mouthpiece over the coil and start vaping!
If you’re experiencing issues, there are a few tips you can try. Go back to the directions and make sure everything is installed correctly. If so, make sure all wiring is correct. You could also need different wire sizes.
Other tips include making sure everything is properly connected and no parts are loose.
If you’re still having issues, call a professional. Or, you can find Vape Street vapes for sale near me.
Time to Use Your DIY Box Mod
Creating your own box mod allows you to create your own vaping experience.
Building a box mod has several benefits; you can customize your box so it lasts longer and you can design a box mod to your specifications.
All you need is a little bit of tech experience, and you can build a box mod that lasts. Even if you’re not a tech junkie, you can create a box mod with the right tools and knowledge.
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