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Unregulated Box Mod Build Parts

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  1. Tommy-Chi

    Tommy-Chi Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 9, 2015
    Chitown
    I'm encountering an interesting problem. How do I know what the best mosfets, best buttons, best "510 deck," best gauge internal wire, etc. I'm ordering box mods, but I have no logical reason for choosing one component over another....since I do not have a set of data to statistically tell me what parts are better.

    I've never seen a list for what the minimums should be and when I'm asked, I have no logical response other than what looks good.

    Form factor dictates some of these requirements, but most of them are dictated by the builders of the devices, and in many cases there are no options.

    OK, so here is your chance! Tell us what the very best grade of components are so when those of us are buying or building a box mod we can order the right parts!
     
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  2. ThaFuzz

    ThaFuzz Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 18, 2015
    Virginia Beach
    Check out nonameboxmods theyll send you a whole internals kit. 16awg wire from home depot is pretty commonly used for boxes. And they dont get much better than a fatdaddyvapes 510
     
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  3. Tommy-Chi

    Tommy-Chi Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 9, 2015
    Chitown
    Thanks for that tip!
     
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  4. classwife

    classwife Admin Admin Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Moved to the Modding Forum from APV Discussion
     
  5. Tommy-Chi

    Tommy-Chi Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 9, 2015
    Chitown

    Thank you!
     
  6. GusG

    GusG Full Member

    Mar 29, 2016
    I am in the process of building my first dual 18650 parallel box mod and after A LOT of research I will give you a list of what I believe are the best components for building a box mod. (at least in the configuration I use, which is dual 18650 parallel unregulated mosfet box)

    Box - Hammond Box (1590G fits dual 18650's)
    Battery Sled/Base - Keystone 1048
    MOSFET - IRLB3034
    Resistor - 15k ohm resistor (for MOSFET. You only need 1 but they are only sold in packs)
    Master Switch - any small two position switch
    Fire Switch - any momentary switch (you can use any momentary switch because the MOSFET will take all the amperage and your fire switch will not suffer from heavy current. I use 16mm to 20mm momentary switches)
    510 Connector - Fat Daddy 510 or Varitube 510 (I prefer the 22mm option)
    Wire - 16AWG copper wire (people use all types of wire with different gauges but I find that 16AWG works best)
    Door Magnets - any Neodymium/Rare Earth magnets for Hammond Boxes
     
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  7. K3nn0Q

    K3nn0Q Full Member

    Aug 2, 2014
    Columbus, OH, USA
    I've been making unregulated series boxes for people and here's my take:
    Boxes - AlpineTech 1590G or with VM cutout, or Modcrate for a CNC, no lean enclosure
    Battery sled - I'd got with the Keystone 1049 (less to cut off) or 1047 (has solder tabs). There's also this one designed specifically for box mods
    MOSFET - IRLB3034PBF is generally used, but the IRLB3813PBF is also good - Do NOT buy these on eBay or Amazon, there are clones all over
    Resistor - Grab it at the same time as MOSFET from DigiKey or Mouser - anything 1/4W, 1K-1M - I use these
    Fire Switch - AlpineTech's Mitec style have worked well for me, as well as Fat Daddy's 12mm Tactiles (aka Soft Tacos). For really tight builds, C&K's KSJ0M211 80SH LFT
    510 - Fat Daddy's V3 Low Profile 510 have been my favorite, by far
    Power Wire - Anything copper, not CCA, in 16-12AWG, preferably silicone jacketed; Fat Daddy also has this
    Signal Wire - For switch to MOSFET, (and VM) anything 26-18AWG (I use 26 or 24AWG)
     
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  8. Tommy-Chi

    Tommy-Chi Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 9, 2015
    Chitown
    Way to keep this thread going! I'm definitely thinking I should just throw down with the suggestions and make my next box mod rather than buy one.

    I'm definitely looking for the best parts since I would save so much in making it myself. I'm sure anyone with a box mod in need of a part could use the very same tips!
     
  9. Adan

    Adan Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 17, 2016
    USA
  10. K3nn0Q

    K3nn0Q Full Member

    Aug 2, 2014
    Columbus, OH, USA
    Forgot about the Modcrate HCP 510 for TC mods now that the Cisco was mentioned
     
  11. GusG

    GusG Full Member

    Mar 29, 2016
    I will definitely check out the boxes you recommended. I was looking for enclosures that did not have the hammond lean but couldn't find any good suggestions.
     
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