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Help Please!! Control pin?

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  1. chev327fox

    chev327fox Unregistered Supplier ECF Veteran

    Apr 17, 2010
    Nowheresville, ME
    IO orderd some stuff for my MODs from MadVapes last week and got the package today, I was pretty excited because I also got the Tekkeon that I am going to MOD (thanks for a great idea Parky50!!!). Anyways when I opened the package I was very happy, I got everything I ordered and a couple extras (flashlight and a piece of circuit board) but one thing had been changed on my order. The regulator that I bought as a "just in case" was not the one I ordered, this one has a control pin. I have heard of people talking about control pins before but never fully understood what they do and how you hook them up, I am a mechanic and machinist/metal worker so I am very good at making things just not nearly as good at electronics. Okay well I suck at electronics :)

    So if anyone could offer some advice on this it would be appreciated, I went and looked on MV's website and read that this regulator can be hooked up without the control pin and there is a wiring diagram (which I barley understand). Really I just want to know what it does and if I should even use it or not.
  2. modistru

    modistru Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 20, 2010
    Attleboro, MA USA
    What up?

    The control pin allows you to use a very low rated switch, one not needed to handle the massive wattage required otherwise. A schematic is available on the MadVapes website for the regulator. Good luck modding!
  3. chev327fox

    chev327fox Unregistered Supplier ECF Veteran

    Apr 17, 2010
    Nowheresville, ME
    Thanks... I said in the OP that I saw the schematic but I just didn't know what it did so thanks for telling me :) It says it can be used without using the control pin so I think that is what I will do.

  4. hoogie76

    hoogie76 Unregistered Supplier ECF Veteran

    Aug 1, 2009
    Charlotte, NC
    If you're using the in on one side of your switch to supply voltage to the regulator just tie the in pin to the control pin and it will be on all the time when you press the switch.. If the control pin is tied to gnd or floating, the output will typically be off.. hoog
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