Hey there and welcome to the forum! If you stick around a little longer and get your post count up you can also ask this question in other sub-forums that may be more helpful.
One that comes to mind is-- Experiments With Equipment
Better yet would be Modding Forum
Which is all about building your own stuff and you may get some excellent advice there maybe even from someone who has had the same idea in mind as you! May be a good idea to at least look over the modding forum and see if possibly anything there already answers some of your questions! Best of luck. I'm not handy like that, wish I was. I bought my box mod. I love it though! 14500 batteries seem to last about 8 hours tops for me. I'm a heavy vaper. Defiantly go for a double cell charger!! You'll be glad you did. I hope vaping works out for you!
Yep, an IRL3103 will get going in. I just havent added it to the model yet.
Originally Posted by MickeyRat
I've been surfing around in the Modding Forum quite a bit. Got some really good ideas, from some great mods and modders. I dont think that I'll be a "heavy" vaper. I plan to ween off of nicotine all together. That being said, I'm hoping that a 14500 will last me all day, and then recharge at night. That's why there is a charger connecter in the bottom of the design. I'm building a USB to Barrel Jack charger that will be the size of a flash drive plus the cable. If the battery doesnt last all day, then I'll have some spare bats or use the 18650 BoxMod that I have planned for at home use. Also on the list is touch switches, AAA stealth box like tj's that he posted earlier, and a 10440 parallel setup.
Originally Posted by frosting
All day is asking a lot from a 14500. I'd carry some spares. I get 4 to 6 hours on my Reo mini. You might do better. I use LR attys. Madvapes still has a nice case that holds two 14500s very nicely on their website for less than $1.00. Unfortunately, it's been out of stock forever. I had one but, it starting cracking after 4 or 5 months. I liked it well enough that I dug up the same thing on ebay (I had to go through about 10 pages of battery cases to find what I wanted.) and bought 5 of them.
One note, I used to think it was hogwash but, it really doesn't pay to skimp on the batteries. Pick up some AW IMRs.
Welcome to the forum and thank you for your service.Hope you can come home soon.
I'm about to make a few orders for this project and others...ebay, Digikey, & Mouser. Already have some 4xAA/AAA battery cases in the cart. Spare bats are easy to carry, so no big deal if the life isnt what I hope.
Originally Posted by MickeyRat
Now that you mention it, I have been wondering the difference between the AW IMR's and a standard Li-Po like a TrustFire. I know the chemistry is different, but I've noticed that the maH capacity is rated lower for the IMR vs a same size Trustfire. I assume that they wont last as long between charging. My knowledge of electronics tells me that as long as both batteries are capable of draining at the required amperage, then it shouldn't matter whether it is a high drain or not. I wouldn't consider 10watts at less than 3amps a high drain device needing a high drain battery. If both a capable of performing at the required specs, why not go with the larger capacity in the same size package?
Last edited by Rader2146; 03-21-2012 at 06:45 AM.
Originally Posted by frischie
Thanks for the warm welcome. Wont be too much longer till I'm on the way home.
Originally Posted by nansc
The same reasoning I has when I thought it was hogwash. First, the ratings on the batteries are determined by the manufacturer and AW is a little more honest than Trustfire and Ultrafire. Don't ask me why because I don't know but, the AWs tend to provide more consistent power longer. With the *fires, you'll notice a much bigger difference as they discharge. That does tend to give you a little shorter life but, consistency's has a lot to do with satisfaction when vaping.
Originally Posted by Rader2146
Frankly, I think that worries about battery safety go a little over the top on here but, with the *fires you have a protection circuit built in. With the AW IMRs, the chemistry is what makes them safer. I think the chemistry is more dependable.
That makes sense. Different chemistry, different voltage/discharge curve.
Thanks for the explanation.
very helpfull. thank you