Here at DIY Vape Mods, we recommend you start off with a box mod kit. Ordering a box mod starter kit ensures that you have all the necessary pieces and it saves you a bundle on shipping. Often times, you’ll have to order at least ten different parts.
The shipping on all of those parts can offset the savings from building the vape yourself. Not to mention, you have to find the parts and then do all of the research to make sure they are compatible. It can be a real pain. When you order a box mod kit, you don’t have to worry about anything. All you have to do is order the kit and assemble it. It’s much easier than scrambling around looking for parts.
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Customizable Box Mod Starter Kit
One of the coolest parts about ordering a box mod starter kit is that you still get to customize it, depending on which kit you order. Here’s how it works. There are a certain number of options for some kits. The kit pictured on the right has 14 options. There is a dropdown from each option, allowing you to pick from several different parts. It’s amazing! Kits like this differ greatly from preselected kits. If the kit is preselected, you don’t get to choose your parts. You would just use whichever parts the kit came with.
Neither option is bad, it all depends on what you are looking for. A preselected kit might have the exact parts you want. Even if it doesn’t, you could always order the extra piece you really want and it could be cheaper that way. But sometimes the kits have several parts you would like to swap out. In that case, it would most definitely be better to order the build-your-own box mod kit. It gives you the most flexibility, ensuring that you have all the perfect pieces to build your custom box mod.
When you order the Build-A-Mod Kit, you will have 14 slots to customize. You may or may not know what each piece does. We will briefly explain some of the most important slots for you. By building your own box mod, you will gain a deeper understanding of how mods work. It’s one thing to read or watch videos about mods. It’s totally different to build one yourself. If all you do is study information about box mods, then you have intellectual knowledge. Intellectual knowledge is great, but it’s not the same as when you build one yourself.
By building a mod yourself, you gain experiential knowledge. When you have experienced something, you gain a deeper level of knowledge. Intellectual knowledge is surface level knowledge, experiential knowledge is a deep sense of knowing. When you put your box mod kit together, you will know exactly how box mods work and how all the pieces play a role.
Every vaper should build a box mod at least once. It’s fun and you will learn a lot. You’ll appreciate all of the hard work that goes into the cool mods on the market a little more as well. Building your own mod is like a vaping right of passage.
The Hammond Box slot is where you select the box enclosure for your vape. Hammond boxes are high quality and the defacto standard among DIY box mod builders. The 1590B and 1590G are unfinished. They will be the color of diecast aluminum. The 1590BBK and 1590GBK will be black diecast aluminum. The 1455C801 will be silver and black.
Below, I’ve listed the dimensions for you. You can’t go wrong with any of these boxes. Hammond is the best. But if you would like an easier building experience, I would not recommend getting the 1455C801. It’s harder to build with because the removable plate is 2.13″ x 0.91″. The other boxes open up how you’re used to seeing them. The big plate is removable, making them easier to work with.
1590B – 4.4″ x 2.3″ x 1.1″
1590G – 3.9″ x 2.0″ x 0.9″
1590BBK – 4.39″ x 2.34″ x 1.06″
1590GBK – 3.94″ x 1.97″ x 0.83″
1455C801 – 3.14″ x 2.13″ x 0.91″
The 510 connector is the standard connection for mods. It’s called a 510 because it’s 5 mm long and has 10 threads. The job of the 510 connector is to pass energy from the battery to your atomizer as efficiently as possible. With the Build-A-Mod kit, you’ll be able to choose from the top two name brands, Varitube and Fat Daddy.
The firing switch is the button you use to fire your vaporizer. You will be able to choose from flat-top and dome-top buttons. Most of them are 16mm but there is a 12mm dome-top button as well.
The Master Switch is another switch option. SPST stands for, single pole single throw. It means that the switch can only connect to one input and one output. SPDT stands for, single pole double throw. An SPDT switch can connect to one input, but can connect to two outputs and switch between them.
MOSFET is actually an acronym. It stands for, metal oxide semiconductor field effect transistor. The job of the MOSFET is to regulate the amount of current flowing to your atomizer.
15K ohm Resistor
The 15K ohm resistor allows for the proper amount of current to flow to your MOSFET in order for it to work properly. This is required for a MOSFET build.
Keystone Battery Holder
Keystone battery holders are good quality. You can choose from a single or dual 18650 holder. There is one other option and it is a dual 26650 holder.
Some of the other things you will be able to choose from are a 0.36″ LED voltmeter, a power chip/dc-dc converter, 200 ohm single turn trim, tactile switches, and a USB charger port. These options can be a bit confusing. We recommend you decide on the box mod you want to build before ordering the parts. It will help with clarity when it comes to ordering.
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You Might Need Some of These Extras
Below, we’ve listed links to some of the extras you’ll need just in case you do not already own them.
18650 Batteries: http://amzn.to/2cQbMwi
26650 Batteries: http://amzn.to/2dq2o1l
Universal Battery Charger: http://amzn.to/2dHdpxu
Soldering Iron: http://amzn.to/2doauI1
Solder Flux: http://amzn.to/2dFDWa0
Heat Shrink: http://amzn.to/2cOgpGW
JB Weld Quick: http://amzn.to/2dP9Pxg
Step Drill Bit Set: http://amzn.to/2du7WGF