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#1 (permalink)      1/25/2014 12:32:40 AM US Central   quote/reply + tips
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My DIY volt meter with fasttech parts.
So I was inspired by other people online to make a volt meter to check how my modstipsrformed under load. I used the following skus..
SKU 1222900 volt meter board, blue / there is red or green.
SKU 1324903 dct carto I chose purple, so many other colors.
SKU 1563302 510 connector to check atomizer under load
SKU 1490203 orings for Securing the 510 connector and originally for general purpose since they are too fat for drip tips.

So first off I took a dremel and cut down the carto from the carto tank to a small profile and cut a slit in one of the caps to fit the board of the volt meter. Then cut off the screw holes of the board with the dremel to flush.
Took the positive leads and inserted them into the center holes of the carto and 510 And hot glued them in. Tried to solder but had too hard of a time. Then attached the negative to the outside of the carto and the 510 connector with the orings and hot glue. Cut half of n the wiring on the volt meters board and soldered it to the wires on positive and negative leads and Slid it all into place in the carto tank housing.




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Nifty, I'm just gonna use the chip and touch the wire leads to the pos and neg post of my atty to check voltage to the atty under load.
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Should work would be hard to touch the positive though. Or should I say you'll prob have to screw it in.

Also will post pics of the back but am away from home at them moment.

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and thats why you are the dr. nice work.
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Nice good job!
A vaper without a multimeter is like a mechanic without a wrench
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Very nice...this one I'm definitely gonna steal, ;P

Kind of impatient to try it now, damn CNY :S Wonder if I can take 510 connector off dead ego and source the board locally....Damn you are costing me money!

First the IGO-W2 (ordered tonight) and now this.
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Very clever ! and just over £5 for the bits.

I`m hopeless so would be willing to pay a Chinese person to assemble them for a few extra dollars ;)

I`ve seen these locally for £15-£20....then shipping on top.
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That's sharp looking too. Very tempting ....
#9 (permalink)      1/26/2014 1:20:04 PM US Central   quote/reply + tips
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thanks everyone, i originally saw a dude (ricericerice on ecf) on instagram and ecf do it inspired from a french modder but he used hardware from mad vapes and the board from here i think

adding the passthrough was the hard part since i just used half the wiring that came with the board getting those short wires piggybacking off the original leads was a little chore but doable - if you wanted to just check battery life, it's so easy to set one of these up, you could get away without even soldering by just hot gluing the positive wire into the center of the 510 and half of the neg wire on the side of the carto electrical taped on and jammed into the carto tank end. (did this to test it haha) theres a variety of colored carto tanks and red blue or green of the boards leds.

@aesop - jealous of the w2, i am waiting still to get one haha i've spent so much in vape gear in the last few months i need to ease the spending and cny is a blessing for me haha but i will admit i have been looking on that one auction site and i know theres a more accurate board (another decimal of metering) on there, google "diy voltmeter vape" and the thread is the 2nd hit. and you def can use that dead ego 510.

here's a few more pics/







^ the gap is barely noticeable in person

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you've tidied it up nicely. looks really professional now.
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I wish i had enough diy knowledge to try and follow your instructions so i could do this! looks really nice! unfortunately i don't understand how it works even after your explanation haha