Thoughts on a conversion

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  1. Pipesub

    Pipesub Senior Member

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    What do you experienced modders think of this as a Squonk conversion?
    MOSFET box mod, off centre 510, can run on one 18650.
    Just a matter of replacing the 510 with a proper squonker 510, modifying the battery sled and Bob's ur Auntie?
    EDIT: it's the Vapoureyes Ciggreen Cracked Box Mod - $79.00

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  2. DogMan

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    Should be easy enough. Hard to tell how that circuit board is secured in. And wiring obviously goes under that for the battery terminal

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  3. Pipesub

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    But the general concept? New FD 510, mod the sled and away you go?

    Looks like the 510 pos post is a conductive disc soldered to a raised contact on the PCB.
     
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  4. Pipesub

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    Only one way to find out.
    Where do you get your BF 510s from DM?
     
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    yep, the extra battery slot would fit a 6ml bottle, and support it to aid easy squonking [if you take out the terminals and drill a hole]
     
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  7. Pipesub

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    Cheers - I'll give this one a try as it looks like the most straight forward conversion I've seen so far.
    Of course, that's from a 1000 meters and no goods in hand. :facepalm:
     
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  8. Browny

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    The board should be easy to remove, seems to be a screw under the 510 connector, remove the button and 510 and you'll know for sure.
     
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    Well spotted Browny. You would have to de-solder the 510 centre pin first but that has to happen anyway.
     
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    I got a half decent eye....most days.

    I had a tip with the 2 screws below the battery sled, there had to be another one up the other end some where.

    Do you intend to use the board or completely gut it and start fresh?
     
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  11. Pipesub

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    Just ordered the mod.
    I'm going to take this slow. Get the mod in and have a look at measurements before ordering the FD BF 510. I think that there are full mec specs on the site.
     
  12. Pipesub

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    I was attracted to this because the specs said it would run off of one 18650. Seemed perfect to keep the MSOFET and just replace the 510 and mod the battery sled. If I stuff it up beyond repair then I have an $80 box to go full mech with. Even so, I couldn't get a finish like that on it so $80 bucks isn't all that bad.
     
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  13. Browny

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    If it runs with only 1 battery you'd be crazy to not try it lol.

    And for the record, I'm not an experienced modder (as yet), but I do have a mechanically orientated mind set. Can be handy some days.
     
  14. Pipesub

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    Exactly my thoughts & I'm no better off at modding but we all have to start somewhere.
     
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    Same with everything, plus there's only one way to learn.
     
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  16. Pipesub

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    Got the Cracked mod today.
    It's a bit different from the shop photos.
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    It came with a wiring diagram
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  17. laurie9300

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    Eeeeeewwwww! Hot glue?
     
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    More like silicone.
    I've read about the dislike for hot glue and such bit as a noob I'm not 100% sure why. I can see that it's messy, can cover up shoddy work and such but other than that is there a reason to avoid it?
     
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    not sure, but i know the ft hana clones used it, and pieces tended to fall off with heat
     
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  20. Pipesub

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    I had some trouble at the start. I decided to pop a battery in and test with an inline 510 voltage tester. It wouldn't display any voltage and still wont.
    Put a atty on it - no go. Adjusted the centre pin on the mod 510 - no go. I got concerned that this was a returned item, re-shipped and still think it is.
    This was the condition of the packaging upon unwrapping the bubble wrap.
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    I then performed a bunch of MMeter tests battery gnd to sw gnd - ok, all gnd paths to case - ok. Switch function - ok. Put in a single batt & tested - I get -4.2 vdc (neg to case, pos to centre pin). Still not reading on the 510 meter. I was convinced that this was a returned item and had been fried.
    Looking at the inside of the door my suspicions were confirmed. Notice the mark on the lower part of the door. It looks like marks where a battery edge would rub the inside of the door. I never put the door on when testing.

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    That said, after I backed out the mod centre pin waaay out, the atty started firing. So, it looks like it is operational.
    I'll be glad to replace the 510 and the switch to tell the truth. The solder work looks a bit dubious as well.
    Like I said, worst case, Ive got a box and now that I've got it in my hands it feels ok for metal.
     
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