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Building a mech mod? Thoughts?

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  1. BeginnerOfVaping

    BeginnerOfVaping Senior Member

    May 23, 2018
    Hello,

    I have been into vaping for 1 year now.
    I have owned two iJust S's, a smok fit,
    And now owning a SMOK Alien 220W kit with the
    Geekvape Zeus dual RTA & an iJust with the DROP RDA, both
    Running dual Alien claptons @ 0.21ohms.
    This has been the dream setup I had been wishing for.

    I have always liked the mech look, the small form factor
    And also the huge vapor output.
    So to get a similar experience, that's why I went for the iJust S + drop RDA,
    but the power output is less than enough.

    I have been thinking a lot about building a mech mod,
    But the safety question always comes up first. Yes, I do understand
    The ohm's law, battery safety etc., but so did my friend until his
    Mech mod just popped on the table of his room.

    Is my confidence on point and I should look forward on building a mechanical mod,
    Or just stick to the regulated mods instead?
     
  2. bombastinator

    bombastinator ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 12, 2010
    MN USA
    Building a mech mod is not particularly difficult. There are many kits out there. Your assumption that mechs make bigger clouds is false though. Mechs DO tend to be small for their relative power because there is no pcb to take up space. You pay for that savings with safety though.
     
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  3. BeginnerOfVaping

    BeginnerOfVaping Senior Member

    May 23, 2018
    Well I didn't mean that directly mechs make bigger clouds, but they tend to make bigger
    Clouds then their form factor competitors like the iJust S's and iJust 3's battery.
     
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  4. Mark Spivey

    Mark Spivey Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 21, 2015
    Knoxville, TN
    My thoughts need further information from you. Are you talking a purely mechanical mod, a FET switched Mod, single cell, multiple cells, series or parallel if multiple cells, etc?
     
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  5. uthinkofsomething

    uthinkofsomething Ultra Member ECF Veteran

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    Jun 7, 2015
    Toledo, Ohio
    I'm no mechy, but the resistance of the atty and the voltage and amp output of the battery determine your cloud production. They don't have to be subohm lunghitters. If you want to dial it in you have to adjust your battery type or your coil build, whereas on a regulated mod you just push a button...
     
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  6. BeginnerOfVaping

    BeginnerOfVaping Senior Member

    May 23, 2018
    I'm talking a VGOD Mech Pro 2 with the VTC4's. As far as I am aware - a purely mechanical mod with a single cell.
     
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  7. BeginnerOfVaping

    BeginnerOfVaping Senior Member

    May 23, 2018
    I understand that, but I have seen some mad builds on a single cell, like .09 ohms, pulling 40Amps etc, while the ijust is limited to 50W and 80W.
     
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  8. uthinkofsomething

    uthinkofsomething Ultra Member ECF Veteran

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    Jun 7, 2015
    Toledo, Ohio
    Have you checked out something like the Nunchaku? I think that's what it was... Mechs are going to be the smallest form factor compared to single 18650 80 type mods, I get that.
     
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  9. uthinkofsomething

    uthinkofsomething Ultra Member ECF Veteran

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    Jun 7, 2015
    Toledo, Ohio
    Well that ain't super safe lol but if you know what your doing I guess. Hope they were dual battery mechs.
     
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  10. QcVaper

    QcVaper Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 17, 2017
    Canada/Quebec
    That just sounds like a boom waiting to happen, there's no 18650 capable of doing 40 amps (i doubt there's any REAL battery capable of such anyway, unless maybe 26650 but i don't own any)
     
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  11. BeginnerOfVaping

    BeginnerOfVaping Senior Member

    May 23, 2018
    I haven't been aware of these kind of mods. Thank you! But I guess this is where the iJust 3's battery comes in. More compact, slicker, but lacks the output control.
     
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  12. uthinkofsomething

    uthinkofsomething Ultra Member ECF Veteran

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    Jun 7, 2015
    Toledo, Ohio
    Seriously, though, something like that is your goal, don't start anywhere near that low and learn learn learn.
     
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  13. BeginnerOfVaping

    BeginnerOfVaping Senior Member

    May 23, 2018
    Well, I was thinking more of the "pulsing" prespective, not the CDR. Saw RipTrippers pulling 180W 60Amps from a parallel dual mech mod with the VTC4's.
     
  14. BeginnerOfVaping

    BeginnerOfVaping Senior Member

    May 23, 2018
    Well, that was the long story short. But I guess my goal was kinda off (sadly).
     
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  15. uthinkofsomething

    uthinkofsomething Ultra Member ECF Veteran

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    Jun 7, 2015
    Toledo, Ohio
    Oh yes there are a slew of 80 watt or close to it single battery regulated mods that are barely bigger than a mech, the ipv D2 was a really good one a few years ago, many others now.
     
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  16. Mark Spivey

    Mark Spivey Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 21, 2015
    Knoxville, TN
    I thought you were talking about a DIY build. I’ve built just about everything I could imagine, from purely mechanical to DNA250s utilizing just about every battery source. Personally I like a PWM LiPo Mod about the best. I’ve built my own circuits and have used manufactured boards. It all comes down to a personal preference and you defining exactly what your wants and expectations are.
     
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  17. uthinkofsomething

    uthinkofsomething Ultra Member ECF Veteran

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    Jun 7, 2015
    Toledo, Ohio
    I don't use any 26 or 27xxx batts but there are some that do 40 amps from what I've seen in other posts.
     
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  18. uthinkofsomething

    uthinkofsomething Ultra Member ECF Veteran

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    Jun 7, 2015
    Toledo, Ohio
    :facepalm:
    I'm out.
     
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  19. Punk In Drublic

    Punk In Drublic Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Aug 28, 2018
    Toronto, ON
    Isn’t the iJust a starter kit? They use these in cloud competition?

    If clouds are your goal get an RDA and learn how to build coils with large surface area and low ramp up time. And use max VG juice.

    I wouldn’t try pulling 40amps out of a VTC4 with a mech mod. You’re asking for trouble there.
     
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  20. Mark Spivey

    Mark Spivey Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 21, 2015
    Knoxville, TN
    In a parallel 18650 cell Mod you can safely pull 40A because the current is only 20A per cell. 40A on any single cell or series dual cell is a disaster in wait.
     
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