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    Quote Originally Posted by asidrave View Post
    Well i ran into a problem.I wanted to check the board before i mounted it permanently to the side of the box so I wired the battery, switch and atomizer connector. I put a battery in and it comes to life. I screw on an atomizer and press the fire button. Im greeted with "check atomizer". ok so i adjust the center post on my Russian and screw it back in, no go. I test the wires from the board to the atomizer connector and it checks out. I checked the atomizer connection to see if its shorted, its fine no short. I resoldered the connections on the board and connector, same check atomizer error. I checked again with my Ithaka, same error .

    Also, i don't see the ohms or voltage on the screen either when the atomizer is screwed in either. Im at wits end. I contacted evolve with the issue and am awaiting a response.
    Can you take a picture of your wiring job and show it to us?

    Now I have a bunch of Mods, a bunch of RBAs, and plenty of Nic in the freezer...
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    There is not much to show. The instructions on evolved website are pretty straight forward. I used the correct color wires for positive and negative. I only connected the fire button, battery case and atomizer to test before permanently mounting. I even tried the onboard fire button as well.

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    MODS:2x Provari's V1, 2x Brass JustGG #1823 and 1546, SS JustGG #1114, Brass Astro #75
    ATOMIZERS:The Russian and The Russian 91%, Ithaka #4642 and #5873
    RETIRED: RSM Mk4VV and VV Monkeyboxx CAUTION: Im vaping @ VV...Keep back 500ft :p

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    Quote Originally Posted by asidrave View Post
    There is not much to show. The instructions on evolved website are pretty straight forward. I used the correct color wires for positive and negative. I only connected the fire button, battery case and atomizer to test before permanently mounting. I even tried the onboard fire button as well.
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    It was worth a shot, but I dont see anything obvious, everything looks good.

    Sorry...... Maybe Evolv has seen it before.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikepetro View Post
    It was worth a shot, but I dont see anything obvious, everything looks good.

    Sorry...... Maybe Evolv has seen it before.
    No worries Im willing to do what it takes to get it working.

    Not to brag but it really looks nice and i took my time and carefully thought it through. I think it looks just as nice as some of the $200+ DNA20 mods being sold. I just wish it would work so i can enjoy the spoils
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    MODS:2x Provari's V1, 2x Brass JustGG #1823 and 1546, SS JustGG #1114, Brass Astro #75
    ATOMIZERS:The Russian and The Russian 91%, Ithaka #4642 and #5873
    RETIRED: RSM Mk4VV and VV Monkeyboxx CAUTION: Im vaping @ VV...Keep back 500ft :p

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    Quote Originally Posted by asidrave View Post
    No worries Im willing to do what it takes to get it working.

    Not to brag but it really looks nice and i took my time and carefully thought it through. I think it looks just as nice as some of the $200+ DNA20 mods being sold. I just wish it would work so i can enjoy the spoils
    I am using the same case (but in purple) for my next Mod. I agree, DIY is the way to go.
    I will have about $90 in it (6000mAh Lipo), and it will compete with any of the $250 ones.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikepetro View Post
    I am using the same case (but in purple) for my next Mod. I agree, DIY is the way to go.
    I will have about $90 in it (6000mAh Lipo), and it will compete with any of the $250 ones.
    You know it

    I guess doing RC cars at an amature level helped out alot for me when deciding to do this. Im also working on a zapper for resistance/non resistance wire for my Ithaka, I put that aside when all the parts for this mod came and till i get a different capacitor. I was just browsing your "weekender" thread and i wish i had thought of using the top cap atomizer connection you used...brilliant. Well i guess that means i will build another DNA20...lol

    BTW...do you have a link for the 6000mAh LiPo you will be using? I may go that route with my next build.
    MODS:2x Provari's V1, 2x Brass JustGG #1823 and 1546, SS JustGG #1114, Brass Astro #75
    ATOMIZERS:The Russian and The Russian 91%, Ithaka #4642 and #5873
    RETIRED: RSM Mk4VV and VV Monkeyboxx CAUTION: Im vaping @ VV...Keep back 500ft :p

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    Quote Originally Posted by asidrave View Post
    You know it

    I guess doing RC cars at an amature level helped out alot for me when deciding to do this. Im also working on a zapper for resistance/non resistance wire for my Ithaka, I put that aside when all the parts for this mod came and till i get a different capacitor. I was just browsing your "weekender" thread and i wish i had thought of using the top cap atomizer connection you used...brilliant. Well i guess that means i will build another DNA20...lol

    BTW...do you have a link for the 6000mAh LiPo you will be using? I may go that route with my next build.
    If you do use a Sentinel top cap, consider the brass one instead, or this connector:
    https://www.fasttech.com/p/1563302

    SS (or brass) threads are better. I had some problems with my R91 on the aluminum threads, other attys have been ok but the R91 is a little stingy on thread diameter and screwing it in and out wore down the threads some. SS against aluminum, to be expected I guess. . Consequently I am looking at other cheap mechanicals for a similar opportunity. It sure does make the mod look better though.

    The Lipo I will use is this one:
    Gens Ace LIPO Battery 6000mah 25C 3.7V ($29.16)
    I took it out of the hard case and that reduced the size enough to fit in these 1590B boxes just fine.

    I never got into R/C stuff, kind of wish I had now.....

    Last edited by mikepetro; 12-16-2013 at 04:14 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by asidrave View Post
    Almost done


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    Cant really see it that good but are you hooking up the red positive wire to the outside of the 510 connector? Theoretically it shouldn't make a difference, but if you share grounds at all it could cause issues.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikepetro View Post
    Cant really see it that good but are you hooking up the red positive wire to the outside of the 510 connector? Theoretically it shouldn't make a difference, but if you share grounds at all it could cause issues.
    Oh no...the red wire was in the center post of the atomizer connection. It just looks off in the pic. I actually soldered it in first before i epoxied the atomizer connector because it was easier to do than if it was mounted. Its now removed when i was troubleshooting
    MODS:2x Provari's V1, 2x Brass JustGG #1823 and 1546, SS JustGG #1114, Brass Astro #75
    ATOMIZERS:The Russian and The Russian 91%, Ithaka #4642 and #5873
    RETIRED: RSM Mk4VV and VV Monkeyboxx CAUTION: Im vaping @ VV...Keep back 500ft :p

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikepetro View Post
    If you do use a Sentinel top cap, consider the brass one instead, or this connector:
    https://www.fasttech.com/p/1563302

    SS (or brass) threads are better. I had some problems with my R91 on the aluminum threads, other attys have been ok but the R91 is a little stingy on thread diameter and screwing it in and out wore down the threads some. SS against aluminum, to be expected I guess. . Consequently I am looking at other cheap mechanicals for a similar opportunity. It sure does make the mod look better though.

    The Lipo I will use is this one:
    Gens Ace LIPO Battery 6000mah 25C 3.7V ($29.16)
    I took it out of the hard case and that reduced the size enough to fit in these 1590B boxes just fine.

    I never got into R/C stuff, kind of wish I had now.....

    I was browsing another forum when i saw this
    For Sale: ***hcigar outlet*** same day shipping! Custom work available!!
    They are selling top caps in SS and Brass. For the price...its not bad
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    MODS:2x Provari's V1, 2x Brass JustGG #1823 and 1546, SS JustGG #1114, Brass Astro #75
    ATOMIZERS:The Russian and The Russian 91%, Ithaka #4642 and #5873
    RETIRED: RSM Mk4VV and VV Monkeyboxx CAUTION: Im vaping @ VV...Keep back 500ft :p

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