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Want to build a NLPWM mod..

Discussion in 'All Things Mod Making' started by Compeed, Jul 15, 2017.

  1. Compeed

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    Hey all,

    maybe im posting this in the wrong section, but here goes.

    I currently use and own a VapeAMP Variable Wattage 180W. I´ve been using it for 6months now and i´m loving it!! havent used my DNA 200 since i got it. But.. now the powerswitch is broken, so got to return it for fixing. That got me thinking a building one myself. I need som help getting started though.. that is where i hope you can help.

    I live in Denmark so freight and import taxes from the us is not an option. I know i can get the board from the UK, but.. the box itself is a problem. I simply can´t find any premade box for the NLPWM - outside the US. I don´t have to tools to make the cutouts myself.

    all help is greatly appreciated.

    Sincerely
    Peter
     
  2. jock1092

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    Don't know about precut boxes but I've done all my mods (bar one) with a cheap drill and a pair of files I got for £5.

    With an aluminium enclosure it's about an hours work to rough out a voltmeter, 510 and buttons for me
    I also use masking tape to make cut out diagrams, and bezels help cover up any rough edges

    It's the kind of parts of making a mod I hate doing
     
  3. Compeed

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    Ok. Thanks very much for the clarification! I guess I'll just have to do it myself then☺️

    But.. Where do I find a box without visible magnets on the outside? It should fit a 2x18650 sled. I only seem to find the cheap Hammond boxes.

    Regards
    Peter
     
  4. Bazz_74

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    www.modmaker.co.uk

    The Gboy plus should suit your needs.
     
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  5. jock1092

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    As above the gboy+ from mod maker is a great little enclosure almost the same size as the Hammond boxes (1-2mm difference)

    Stealthvape also have a different enclosure with pre installed magnets and stock the nlpwm last I checked

    Both are in the UK and are aluminium so easy to work with
     
  6. Compeed

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    Thanks to all! I bought all the stuff from your suggested sites! (forgot the 510 - damn!) I will have all in hand in 2 days. So thanks again!

    But.. Does anyone know where I can find a wiring diagram for the nlpwm?

    Regards
    Peter
     
  7. jock1092

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    Most pwm boards I've used have labels on the connections ie B+ B- switch 510 ect but if in any doubt ask here
    Can't find any diagrams but I know people here have used this board before
     
  8. Compeed

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    Ok.. I'll give it a try.. But.. Damn I'm an idiot!!

    I epoxy glued the magnets in wrong!! Now the lid just pops off the second I remove my fingers... Jesus, how stupid can you get?? any chance of getting them off again? Or do I buy a new box? I even got the 510 milled down.. I guess I only need the lid.
     
  9. Compeed

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    OK..I´m ready to put the board in the box.(haven´t made the square hole for the display yet) I´ve looked at a lot of pictures around the web to figure out the wiring. Please correct me if this is wrong.
    Battery sled soldered together in the bottom to series. Battery+ is wired to 510+. Battery+ also goes to VIN(thinner red/black wire) on the board. 510- goes to 510- on the board. Battery- goes to GND on the board.

    IMG_20170730_204106.jpg

    Many thanks so far.Would have been impossible without help!!
     
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  10. vapesmarter

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    how will you attach the board to the case?

    heat shrink those solder wires for a more neater finish

    looking good:2thumbsup:
     

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