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Discussion in 'Battery Mods' started by Nat79, Sep 3, 2013.

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  1. Nat79

    Nat79 Super Member ECF Veteran

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    so I broke my ego style 1100 mah passthrough tried to solder contact wires back to control board. Success (kinda) it got me vapeing, but wouldn't charge so replaced with same this morning. Now I have been wanting to mod so I have kept the dead as parts ( removed batt to avoid any possibility of shorts in USB) so can I do anything with the head ( like the 5 click on/off, 10 sec cutoff, and charge ability) or should I just use the 510 contact only to start a box mod? please any suggestions would be welcome.


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  2. dr g

    dr g Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Start with ... none of that heh

    Nothing on an ego is worth grafting onto another kind of mod, IMO.
     
  3. Nat79

    Nat79 Super Member ECF Veteran

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    I was afraid of that, so the 510 and(if I can find a acharge control board) USB are all that should be used.


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  4. denizenx

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    beggers cant be choosers, rather have an old clunker of a car then no car. ;)
     
  5. WarHawk-AVG

    WarHawk-AVG Vaping Master ECF Veteran

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    NO no no!!!

    What is an ego battery...a teeny weeny skinny Li Ion battery...what if you could hook that to an 18650!!!

    Imagine if you got a decent battery, soldered the wires on it...then modded say a teeny USB charger on the base on to it like this

    DIY USB passthru with a honkering 18650 battery!!!

    Something like this...but DIY
    http://www.e-cigarette-forum.com/forum/e-cigarette-apv-reviews/258263-joye-ego-18650-review.html
    http://www.vaporkings.com/JoyeTech-18650-powered-eGo-T-Genuine-JoyeTech-p/ego-18650-mod.htm

    Trick is...you have to figure out how to build the tubing/body for one ;)

    It's not like they even have replacement boards for the ego heads
    http://www.fasttech.com/products/1402605
     
  6. dr g

    dr g Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Still not worth it. If you are going to mod, especially with 18650 power, make something more robust. Even unregulated would be better.
     
  7. WarHawk-AVG

    WarHawk-AVG Vaping Master ECF Veteran

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    Let me guess..you have never tweaked an old OOOOLD computer to run DSL (darn small linux) just because you could? (had it running like a champ on a 233Mhz Pentium classic with 128mb RAM)

    Or softmod an original XBOX with UnleashX dashboard so you can put in a 2TB harddrive in it and run all your games natively in the system and put XBMC on there to have it as a portable media center?
     
  8. dr g

    dr g Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Been there, done all that (or similar). This isn't that. This would be like, i dunno, running win98 on it. Unregulated would be like running linux.
     
  9. WarHawk-AVG

    WarHawk-AVG Vaping Master ECF Veteran

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    fair enough ;)
    And I have a laptop somewhere around here rocking win98SE...use it for hamfests and stuff
     
  10. dr g

    dr g Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    yeah the ego electronics peter out not too far above 2 amps ... imo you're better off not using it
     
  11. Nat79

    Nat79 Super Member ECF Veteran

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    Thank you all, decided to use 510 connection to make ohm checker as I want to get a RBA soon.
     
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