The Puck e-cigarette battery mod replaces the normal e-cig battery you use on a normal e-cig. You still use your existing atomizer and cartridge. The Puck you are going to build houses the batteries, pushbutton switch, an on/off swtich and LED indicator. You screw your existing atomier into it.
The best thing about the Puck is, it uses 4 regular AAA NiMH rechargable batteries you can buy at just about any grocery or department store. With a 901 atomizer, you will get over 24 hours of battery power before having to recharge the batteries. No more ordering expensive batteries that only last a few hours per charge. Since the Puck runs about 4.8 volts max with a 901 atomizer, you will get loads of vapor from your e-cig. More than you had ever got out of your normal e-cig battery since the normal e-cig batteries run about 3.7 volts. The extra voltage makes so much a difference, you will find it hard to use a regular e-cig battery again.
So here are the features of the Puck e-cig battery mod…
1. Based on a 901 atomizer (but you can use others with different connectors).
2. Go to any store, anytime to buy your batteries like walmart, Kmart, grocery store, hardware store and more. You can buy rechargeable NiMH batteries anywhere.
3. Very small and lightweight.
4. Batteries typically last over 24 hours with fairly constant vaping with a 901 (about 12 hours with a 510).
5. Batteries can be charged in 15 minutes with a 15 minute charger.
6. Batteries are very easy to change to put in a freshly charged group.
7. Large amount of vapor and flavor, a lot more than a regular e-cig.
8. If you break it, it is easily fixed.
9. Very cheap and easy to build. Parts cost less than 10 bucks.
Ready to start?
First you want to order your 901 atomizers if you don’t have any already. You will want those now so you can screw them in and use your new Puck as soon as you get it done.
Here are the parts you need to get from Radio Shack.
2 4AAA Battery Boxes – RS# 270-411
1 Push Button Momentary Contact Switch – RS# 275-644
1 “M” type Coaxial Jack – RS# 274-1582
1 LED holder (if you wish to use) – RS# 276-079
1 470 or 500 ohm resistor (for LED) – You can only get a 470 ohm from Radio shack.
1 LED of your choice.
*** Note – One builder ask me to warn you that if you decide to use parts other than listed, be sure they will fit in the control box. They ran into a problem where they didn’t plan for that and ran into some size issues. Just make sure they will fit with the unit put together if you substitute parts, like a different switch or so.
A soldering iron
Diagnal side cutters
Small phillips screw driver
Small flat blade screw driver
A drill with small drill bits
A t-handle reamer would be great if you have one or could get one. This tool is invaluable for modding.
You will also need some epoxy. I used to use JB Kwik or Loctite 5 minute epoxy that sets up in 5 minutes. I have used both and they both work great. I now use a product called QuikSteel which I found is the best epoxy for mods since it handles the high temperature that can result from atomizers, is easier to work with and sets up like a rock in 5 minutes. It’s like working with clay.
Once you have the parts, tools and epoxy gathered together, you can move on to “How to Build the Puck e-Cig Battery Mod – Part 2“