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Making a Passthrough

Discussion in 'RN 4081 *Super Mini*' started by callousparade, Aug 1, 2009.

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  1. callousparade

    callousparade Senior Member ECF Veteran

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    Hey all I was wondering if anyone had good instructions as to how to make a usb passthrough for a dse103/rn4081 atty...
    I have a dead battery and a usb cable, just need to know where to go from here.
    also, i didn't know whether it is harder to make a automatic instead of a manual. i'd prefer auto but i'm really not that picky, just lookin to mess around lol
     
  2. Jim Davis

    Jim Davis Vaping Master ECF Veteran

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    Here's one I made for $3.00. Fitted with the RN4081 Atomizer.
     

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  3. Liscab

    Liscab Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    I believe to make an automatic you need a working battery unless you were a good DIYer and if so you would not be asking, but lets way for the master.I wish to be wrong
     
  4. Jim Davis

    Jim Davis Vaping Master ECF Veteran

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    I used an automatic battery for the atomizer connection, but I removed the auto switch. It's much less work to just add the manual button.
     
  5. frankie1

    frankie1 Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Hi Jim! I am a newbie. I see the picture, but how did you do it? Any step by step instructions available? Also where do you get the parts?
     
  6. frankie1

    frankie1 Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Sorry Jim...thanks in advance! :)
     
  7. Jim Davis

    Jim Davis Vaping Master ECF Veteran

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    There is the passthrough you saw, and then there is the Nicostick. You can build a Nicostick for just a few bucks.
    Check out the nicostick here;

    http://www.e-cigarette-forum.com/forum/battery-mods/18409-how-build-nicostick.html

    To build the passthrough just make the following changes from the Nicostick.

    Use a 2-AAA covered battery box. (Radio Shack - $1.69) Cut out the center battery divider with an Exacto knife.

    A 3amp momentary switch. (Radio Shack - $2.69)

    For the atty connector, I used an old battery. I cut it with a tubing cutter at about 1 inch long. Besure to gently pull out the center button before soldaring a new wire on it. You have to carefully remove the rubber mount before soldering so you don't melt it.

    The USB wire was cut from old connectors & wires I save in my computer scrap box. RED and BLACK wires are the power wires, Cut off the data wires. (GREEN & WHITE).
     
  8. frankie1

    frankie1 Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Thank you Jim. I may play with it. The picture looked so easy, but MAYBE NOT! LOL I am by no means experienced with these things, so I probably will stick with buying {{sigh}}
     
  9. SupaFly

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    can you please show us how to change the auto to the manual switch
     
  10. Jim Davis

    Jim Davis Vaping Master ECF Veteran

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    The battery case gets gutted so only the button connector remains. The Momentary switch is mounted in the case. Wire from the center button to one side of the switch, other wire to the one of the USB wires. Other side of the switch, goes to the other USB wire. Very simple, and no polarity involved with the wires.
     
  11. SupaFly

    SupaFly Full Member

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    Thank you will tri one of my old battery’s can I ask you one more thing
    If I leave the battery in there and just remove the circuit board
    Leaving the LED and battery this should then create a manual
    Portable USB pass-through
     
  12. Jim Davis

    Jim Davis Vaping Master ECF Veteran

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    I 'spose so. If the battery is left in line, your PT will give the atty 3.7volts. If you cut out the battery and go direct to the USB, you're atty gets the full 5 volts from the USB.
     
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