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.44+ (Plus) mini Boost Box Mod Variable Voltage
« on: November 15, 2011, 05:16:50 PM »
.44+ (Plus) mini Boost Box Mod Variable Voltage
The Plus is same circuit as the .44 mini booster but with an 18350 battery rather than the 14500.
Also can take a AW ICR 123/16340 Protected 750mah 3.7v battery.
I used the 04050CAS because the mount studs are much shorter but requires much effort to solder too. A real P.I.A.  :wallbash:
The box is the same height and width but deeper. Some modding required to house the battery.

Voltage range is 3.79v to 6.2v. Nice vape from this 1200mah battery

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The left hand box in the photo of side by side boxes is the .44 Plus (18350) and the right is the .44 (14500)





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New Addition:

.44++ (Plus Plus) mini Boost Box Mod Variable Voltage
Same as above but will hold an AW IMR 18490 - 1100mah or AW IC 18500 - 1500mah.

Some modding required to house the battery. I was able to fully recess the battery connector.

Voltage range is 3.99v to 6.1v. Even better results than the 18350.




Schematic and parts
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Re: .44+ (Plus) mini Booster Box Mod Variable Voltage
« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2011, 10:57:05 AM »
 :drooling: great work breaktru! how did you achieve 3.79-6.2v?

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Re: .44+ (Plus) mini Booster Box Mod Variable Voltage
« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2011, 06:43:25 AM »
That is a beauty!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :drooling: wow
Question: Where the control is for setting the voltage up and down, is it possible to put 2 tactile switches in instead of the screw switch? and if yes, how do we wire it

Thanks..........awsome PV man wow  :applaude:

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Re: .44+ (Plus) mini Booster Box Mod Variable Voltage
« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2011, 12:09:55 PM »
Man, oh man!!! Nice!  :begging:

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Re: .44+ (Plus) mini Booster Box Mod Variable Voltage
« Reply #4 on: November 18, 2011, 04:21:36 PM »
I have another one coming soon.
Same box but w/ an AW IMR 18490/18500, 1100mah.
This should hit the spot.  :yes"


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Re: .44+ (Plus) mini Booster Box Mod Variable Voltage
« Reply #5 on: November 18, 2011, 06:13:27 PM »
The .44 plus sounds really nice with the 18350 and your next one with a 18490/18500 will definitely be a winner.
I'm sure it will be a tight squeeze for the parts, but I know you can do it.
Good work dude. Me likes

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Re: .44+ (Plus) mini Booster Box Mod Variable Voltage
« Reply #6 on: November 19, 2011, 01:41:38 AM »
PM sent for info about 14500 boost  :drooling:
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Re: .44+ (Plus) mini Booster Box Mod Variable Voltage
« Reply #7 on: November 19, 2011, 04:30:59 PM »
Simply the perfect little stealth mod. Another master piece  :rockin smiley:

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Re: .44+ (Plus) mini Booster Box Mod Variable Voltage
« Reply #8 on: November 19, 2011, 07:49:50 PM »
Love this one too.... I want one  :yes"
I'll be checking back to see how the 18490 works out   :drooling:

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Re: .44+ (Plus) mini Booster Box Mod Variable Voltage
« Reply #9 on: November 20, 2011, 11:07:36 AM »
HOOT, HOOT!  :cheer:
Wonderful work. More power to the 04050c.
Just what I need. What type of battery do you recommend?

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Re: .44+ (Plus) mini Booster Box Mod Variable Voltage
« Reply #10 on: November 20, 2011, 11:49:24 AM »
HOOT, HOOT!  :cheer:
Wonderful work. More power to the 04050c.
Just what I need. What type of battery do you recommend?

Thanks charming,
I recommend using an AW IMR battery. The IMR's are "C" rated as 10C which means that they can provide more amperage.

To get the amps from the C rating, just multiply the capacity of the battery in mah by the C rating then divide by 1000.

The importance of C values is with discharge rate. Say your battery has a 15C discharge rating, and is a 3600mAh – do the basic maths. 3.6 amps x 15C = 54 amps. This means the battery can deliver 54 amps.

1C = 1 x Capacity

A Trustfire 2400mah is 1.5C
1.5C = 1 x 2400mah or 2.4Ah __ 2.4 amps x 1.5C = 3.6 amps
Trustfire is capable of a 3.6 amps discharge rate

An AW IMR 600mah is 10C
10C = 1 x 600mah or 0.600Ah __ 0.600 x 10C = 6 amps
IMR is capable of a 6 amp discharge rate

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Re: .44+ (Plus) mini Booster Box Mod Variable Voltage
« Reply #11 on: November 21, 2011, 05:08:23 PM »
How about some photos of the new 18490 mod?  :drooling:

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Re: .44+ (Plus) mini Booster Box Mod Variable Voltage
« Reply #12 on: November 21, 2011, 05:11:35 PM »
How about some photos of the new 18490 mod?  :drooling:

Waiting for the battery

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Re: .44+ (Plus) mini Booster Box Mod Variable Voltage
« Reply #13 on: November 24, 2011, 03:07:12 PM »
:drooling: great work breaktru! how did you achieve 3.79-6.2v?

same question sir, how did you achieve the wide voltage range? is it just a change of resistors?

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Re: .44+ (Plus) mini Booster Box Mod Variable Voltage
« Reply #14 on: December 16, 2011, 02:58:54 PM »
New Addition:

.44++ (Plus Plus) mini Booster Box Mod Variable Voltage
Same as above but will hold an AW 18490 - 1100mah or AW IC 18500 - 1500mah.

Some modding required to house the battery. I was able to fully recess the battery connector.

Voltage range is 3.99v to 6.1v. Even better results than the 18350.


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Re: .44+ (Plus) mini Booster Box Mod Variable Voltage
« Reply #15 on: December 16, 2011, 10:08:11 PM »
 :rockin smiley: :rockin smiley: :rockin smiley:

Lookin Great!
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Re: .44+ (Plus) mini Booster Box Mod Variable Voltage
« Reply #16 on: December 17, 2011, 09:03:14 PM »
Wow that's some tight package you got going in that mod.
Very nicely done break.  :applaude:
If you ever consider selling one, look me up.  :-*

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Re: .44+ (Plus) mini Booster Box Mod Variable Voltage
« Reply #17 on: December 19, 2011, 05:20:48 PM »
:drooling: great work breaktru! how did you achieve 3.79-6.2v?

Sorry for the late reply.
See posting: http://breaktru.com/smf/index.php/topic,215.msg2061.html#msg2061

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Re: .44+ (Plus) mini Booster Box Mod Variable Voltage
« Reply #18 on: December 21, 2011, 01:27:14 AM »
Awesome. You and Para are the Kings of cramming 10lbs of stuff in 5lb box.

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Re: .44+ (Plus) mini Booster Box Mod Variable Voltage
« Reply #19 on: February 04, 2012, 06:58:36 PM »
Can I use a 16340 in place of the 18350 battery. I was wondering if it would fit.  :Thinking:

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Re: .44+ (Plus) mini Booster Box Mod Variable Voltage
« Reply #20 on: February 04, 2012, 07:06:11 PM »
Can I use a 16340 in place of the 18350 battery. I was wondering if it would fit.  :Thinking:

Yes novo, I use the AW IC 16340/ICR123 - 3.7v. It works fine for the boost mod but at 700mah it doesn't last so long.

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Re: .44+ (Plus) mini Booster Box Mod Variable Voltage
« Reply #21 on: February 05, 2012, 12:58:54 PM »
I have used the AW IC 16340's in place of the 18350. very close in length. Yes 700 mah don't last as long but it's a very good battery and performs well.
Ultrafire makes an 880mah, but I would avoid them for boost mods. They don't have the ump to drive the boost.

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Re: .44+ (Plus) mini Booster Box Mod Variable Voltage
« Reply #22 on: June 20, 2012, 03:30:23 AM »
Next mod I will try will be with well known here PTN04050c
Already order free samples from TI and they arrived but... instead of modul/board like in this mod, I receive only "naked" chip?
Please, could someone give me information - is it possible to order as a free sample this board http://www.ti.com/lit/ds/symlink/ptn04050c.pdf or must to buy it on retail price ? 

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Re: .44+ (Plus) mini Booster Box Mod Variable Voltage
« Reply #23 on: June 22, 2012, 03:22:17 AM »
Next mod I will try will be with well known here PTN04050c
Already order free samples from TI and they arrived but... instead of modul/board like in this mod, I receive only "naked" chip?
Please, could someone give me information - is it possible to order as a free sample this board http://www.ti.com/lit/ds/symlink/ptn04050c.pdf or must to buy it on retail price ?



What do you mean by naked?

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Re: .44+ (Plus) mini Booster Box Mod Variable Voltage
« Reply #24 on: June 22, 2012, 04:46:37 AM »
I mean only chip, unsoldered w/o any board and elements around it :)

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Re: .44+ (Plus) mini Booster Box Mod Variable Voltage
« Reply #25 on: June 22, 2012, 08:09:32 AM »
Next mod I will try will be with well known here PTN04050c
Already order free samples from TI and they arrived but... instead of modul/board like in this mod, I receive only "naked" chip?
Please, could someone give me information - is it possible to order as a free sample this board http://www.ti.com/lit/ds/symlink/ptn04050c.pdf or must to buy it on retail price ?

How about checking out the TI.com site. They list vendors that carry the boost module.
Where did you get the chip only?

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Re: .44+ (Plus) mini Booster Box Mod Variable Voltage
« Reply #26 on: June 22, 2012, 08:38:38 AM »
From the TI.com site of course - order samples, as I mention already.
Through-Hole Module (EUU) | 4
Even package is described as Through-Hole Module (EUU) | 4 I'd received only chips.
Strange  :Thinking:

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Re: .44+ (Plus) mini Booster Box Mod Variable Voltage
« Reply #27 on: July 02, 2012, 03:03:42 PM »
hi everybody.
I have a question.
When you press the on button,the battery is getting warm?
and the circuit is making a noise like zzzzzzz
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Re: .44+ (Plus) mini Booster Box Mod Variable Voltage
« Reply #28 on: July 02, 2012, 03:44:37 PM »
hi everybody.
I have a question.
When you press the on button,the battery is getting warm?
and the circuit is making a noise like zzzzzzz

Did you build a boost mod like the one in this topic?  I am assuming you are Greek? Just checking if the translation is correct in case you are using a Greek to English translation method.
The battery should NEVER get warm. Make sure you don't have a short or shorted atty/carto.
What battery are you using? Did it work at anytime and the problem occurred afterward or was the problem from the start.

When you say on button, do you mean the button to fire the atty or an on/off switch.
A buzzing sound from the boost module usually indicates that it is not getting enough power from the battery due to an under rated battery like a 14500 Ultrafire, a cheap knock-off battery or a circuit wiring problem.

Post more details so we can perhaps provide more help.

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Re: .44+ (Plus) mini Booster Box Mod Variable Voltage
« Reply #29 on: July 02, 2012, 03:53:11 PM »
Thank you very much for your answer my friend
Yes i am Greek and i don't use Google translator.
Yes i made a boost like the one in the topic.But mine is ready to explode  :laughing2:
The Battery: AW black 18650
The atomizer:Iatty  1.5 ohm resistance  in another mod of mine works fine so it is not shorted
On button:the trigger for the atomizer  :yes"

i used a 22k resistor and a 4.7k resistor.the only change i have made is that i used 2 of this http://www.alifragis.com.gr/products_img/9305002.jpg
25 v 100uf.

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Re: .44+ (Plus) mini Booster Box Mod Variable Voltage
« Reply #30 on: July 02, 2012, 04:27:35 PM »
Thank you very much for your answer my friend
Yes i am Greek and i don't use Google translator.
Yes i made a boost like the one in the topic.But mine is ready to explode  :laughing2:
The Battery: AW black 18650
The atomizer:Iatty  1.5 ohm resistance  in another mod of mine works fine so it is not shorted
On button:the trigger for the atomizer  :yes"

i used a 22k resistor and a 4.7k resistor.the only change i have made is that i used 2 of this http://www.alifragis.com.gr/products_img/9305002.jpg
25 v 100uf.

Sorry for asking about the translator. I just want to make sure I understood the whole question.

Sounds like a wiring problem.
The battery is an excellent battery. Did the mod work at all or did it stop working after sometime?
Did you use the 22k resistor across Pin 3 & 4 and did you use the 4.7k in series with a 100k pot between Pin 3 and gnd? That should work fine.

Not sure of the spec's and quality of the caps. The datasheet for the 04050c says the min ESR for the output cap should not be less than 10m
To eliminate the possibility of a problem with the caps, you can remove them in the circuit and try firing up the boost with out the caps attached.

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Re: .44+ (Plus) mini Booster Box Mod Variable Voltage
« Reply #31 on: July 02, 2012, 04:47:43 PM »
don't say sorry my dear friend there is no problem  :beer-toast:

this is the diagram i use.
I am testing the circuit on a breadboard.
A Wooden mod is on its way for this circuit.
resistors  22k and 4.7 k.

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Re: .44+ (Plus) mini Booster Box Mod Variable Voltage
« Reply #32 on: July 02, 2012, 04:52:34 PM »
and the circuit is making a noise like zzzzzzz

Converters buzz for a few reasons.  One can be due to a load that causes the converter to go in and out of CCM and DCM.  These are the two modes of operation that converters transition through when going from light load to heavy load.  A load right on the edge may cause a rapid transition back and forth which creates a buzzing noise.

Another thing that casuses converters to buzz is when they are over-loaded beyond tolerance.  The converter restarts itself repeatedly in an attempt to recover from the overload.  This is known as hiccup mode over-load protection and most converters utilize it.

If the converter is poorly tuned, it can buzz when it destabilizes.  This results in a failure to regulate output properly and the coverter buzzes as it goes from one extreme to the other.  A converter can be thrown out of tune with a load that is heavily capacitive or inductive.  In the case when external input and output capacitors are required, using parts that are out of tolerance can destablize the converter.

This wouldn't be the case for the module you are using, but a cheap inductor can buzz even under normal conditions.  Harmonics occur in the switching frequency and if it happens to be a resonant frequency in the audible range, the inductor core vibrates making a noticable noise.  It's usually more of a squeal than a buzz though.

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Re: .44+ (Plus) mini Booster Box Mod Variable Voltage
« Reply #33 on: July 02, 2012, 04:58:43 PM »
Thank you both for the aswers.
the led display shows 3.8 volt and it is zzzzzzzzzzzzz
and when the display shows 5.6 volt it is still zzzzzzzzzzzz  ing  :laughing:
How easy this circuit and battery can explode?
Is there the dander of exploding in my face?

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Re: .44+ (Plus) mini Booster Box Mod Variable Voltage
« Reply #34 on: July 02, 2012, 05:05:45 PM »


this is a better photo of the wiring i used.
my cousin find this photo

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Re: .44+ (Plus) mini Booster Box Mod Variable Voltage
« Reply #35 on: July 02, 2012, 05:51:37 PM »
Thank you both for the aswers.
the led display shows 3.8 volt and it is zzzzzzzzzzzzz
and when the display shows 5.6 volt it is still zzzzzzzzzzzz  ing  :laughing:
How easy this circuit and battery can explode?
Is there the dander of exploding in my face?

Thank you Craig for the expert details. Yes you are right it wasn't actually a buzz but more of a whining noise. I had that happen to me once due to a poor soldering connection. I was not able to output any voltage more than a second before the whine noise.

I would worry about the battery getting warm. Recheck your wiring and look for a possible partial bridging of solder or wire strand. Try a higher atty resistance or a different one.

The diagrams are correct if you wired your board like that. A 100k resistor across Pin 3 and 4 would give you a different voltage range.

Another note is... breadboards are notorious for creating problems due to poor connection of the inserted wire into the breadboard holes (high resistant connection or sometimes no connection)
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Re: .44+ (Plus) mini Booster Box Mod Variable Voltage
« Reply #36 on: July 03, 2012, 12:07:59 PM »
Hi, I am the cousin of Tripolitis, Greek too.  :)
Nice to meet you in this great forum.  ;cheers;

I have received also some samples from TI of these boosters, but I have not create the circuit yet.
I have take the four different models of the PTN04050.
Actually these are the PTN04050CAD, PTN04050CAH, PTN04050CAS and PTN04050CAZ.
Does these have any differences at their function, or their only difference is the pin or pin-less boards?
Also how about the thickness of the wires, is that specific? Can this occurs the problem that my cousin has?

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Re: .44+ (Plus) mini Booster Box Mod Variable Voltage
« Reply #37 on: July 03, 2012, 01:57:25 PM »
Hi, I am the cousin of Tripolitis, Greek too.  :)
Nice to meet you in this great forum.  ;cheers;

I have received also some samples from TI of these boosters, but I have not create the circuit yet.
I have take the four different models of the PTN04050.
Actually these are the PTN04050CAD, PTN04050CAH, PTN04050CAS and PTN04050CAZ.
Does these have any differences at their function, or their only difference is the pin or pin-less boards?
Also how about the thickness of the wires, is that specific? Can this occurs the problem that my cousin has?

Hi Cuz, and welcome to the forum discussion.
Two are through hole mounts and two are surface mounts. They are electrically identical.
For output and input I would use NO LESS than 22 gauge wire. 18 gauge would be best if you have the space to install it. Keep wiring as short as possible. Too small a wire gauge for the input can cause problems as the amperage for boost circuits are higher on input than output and that's also why you need a battery that can deliver sufficient amperage such as the AW batteries.
The adjust portion of the circuit (pin 3 to gnd) is light gauge.

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Re: .44+ (Plus) mini Booster Box Mod Variable Voltage
« Reply #38 on: July 03, 2012, 07:22:29 PM »
Hi
I have been readin ecf for some time now and while back i followed your .44 mod thread in here Breaktru. I have done few ptn04050 mods now and figured out easier way to solder wires and resistors and whatnots to chip, i really had hard time trying to get everything nicely soldered to "legs" so i just heated more and they fell off and then just heat bit more on that mount and use ..well i have no idea what that device is called(solder sucker?) but you suck tin out of joint with it .. and you have holes in your chip with much more easier soldering and it takes less space. Just wanted to share this since i noticed on your pictures that you where using those legs.
Here's couple i made http://coolzero.awiki.org/en/?page_id=1066

Edit. Just noticed previous post with "Two are through hole mounts and two are surface mounts. They are electrically identical." part, i had to check and i have used caz,cad and cas and they all have holes under that tin :)

Again just wanted to thank for this great mod for us to learn  :thankyou:

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Re: .44+ (Plus) mini Booster Box Mod Variable Voltage
« Reply #39 on: July 03, 2012, 07:57:27 PM »
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I have been readin ecf for some time now and while back i followed your .44 mod thread in here Breaktru. I have done few ptn04050 mods now and figured out easier way to solder wires and resistors and whatnots to chip, i really had hard time trying to get everything nicely soldered to "legs" so i just heated more and they fell off and then just heat bit more on that mount and use ..well i have no idea what that device is called(solder sucker?) but you suck tin out of joint with it .. and you have holes in your chip with much more easier soldering and it takes less space. Just wanted to share this since i noticed on your pictures that you where using those legs.
Here's couple i made http://coolzero.awiki.org/en/?page_id=1066

Edit. Just noticed previous post with "Two are through hole mounts and two are surface mounts. They are electrically identical." part, i had to check and i have used caz,cad and cas and they all have holes under that tin.

Again just wanted to thank for this great mod for us to learn

  ;bow;

Great Coolzero, glad my posting helped.

Solder Flux is very helpful when soldering to the legs of the module. It would take less heat if the flux was on the wire and pin and you tinned them first. The surface mount pins fall off very easy, When I use the surface mount I tack solder to the top of the board and not the bottom pin.

Nice going with your wire through the hole. Just be careful with excessive heat as not to damage the module.
Luv the photos of your mod build. Great stuff. Congrats  :beer-toast:

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Re: .44+ (Plus) mini Booster Box Mod Variable Voltage
« Reply #40 on: July 04, 2012, 02:27:31 AM »
Hi Cuz, and welcome to the forum discussion.

Thanks pal.
I have a small question.. What was the diode used for and why do we need to remove it?

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Re: .44+ (Plus) mini Booster Box Mod Variable Voltage
« Reply #41 on: July 04, 2012, 06:13:47 AM »
Great Coolzero, glad my posting helped.

Solder Flux is very helpful when soldering to the legs of the module. It would take less heat if the flux was on the wire and pin and you tinned them first. The surface mount pins fall off very easy, When I use the surface mount I tack solder to the top of the board and not the bottom pin.

Nice going with your wire through the hole. Just be careful with excessive heat as not to damage the module.
Luv the photos of your mod build. Great stuff. Congrats  :beer-toast:

Thanks. When i first started doing these i had to buy soldering iron and ofc i bought cheapest wich was a mistake and i ruined couple ptr and my dna :(  Now i got bit better with adjustable power and things got a whole lot easier, havent use flux yet but i guess i need to test it too.

Oh ye the whining noise, i get that on my 2xaa batterybox  1x14500 mod with trustfire flames when battery is low. Not sure if it was mentioned/asked but i cant use dual coils with it, it works awhile on lowest setting but just starts to cut power, anyone tested this?
Battery life on single battery is not so great, about 2ml when chip starts to whine. On my dual 18650 booster i got about 12ml and on 18650 ptr i got close to 15ml wich i love to death, only 0.01v - 0.03v drop on anything i put on it until very end on battery life, thanks to Breaktru's design :) , this minibooster doesn't drop voltages either more than 0.02v - 0.03v on single coils wich is very cool.

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Re: .44+ (Plus) mini Booster Box Mod Variable Voltage
« Reply #42 on: July 04, 2012, 06:19:53 AM »
Thanks pal.
I have a small question.. What was the diode used for and why do we need to remove it?

http://breaktru.com/smf/index.php/topic,215.msg707.html#msg707
And couple post after that should explain

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Re: .44+ (Plus) mini Booster Box Mod Variable Voltage
« Reply #43 on: July 04, 2012, 06:39:05 AM »
Thanks for the link  ;)

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Re: .44+ (Plus) mini Booster Box Mod Variable Voltage
« Reply #44 on: July 04, 2012, 10:51:59 PM »
this minibooster doesn't drop voltages either more than 0.02v - 0.03v on single coils wich is very cool.

Nice work Cool.......  :beer-toast:

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Re: .44+ (Plus) mini Booster Box Mod Variable Voltage
« Reply #45 on: July 21, 2012, 11:53:04 AM »
Well I just finished a mini box. I used a dna because I had it. I bought the thing when they were 45.00 and before I saw Breaktrus boards that he uses. :wallbash: DNA way over priced for what it is ( I would imagine that's why they dropped the price 10 bucks). I wanted something small that I could set down without it falling or rolling off the table (V3/with ss line). So Any who the Dna paired up with my ss line is nice. Wifes not to happy with my spending habits, but hey I enjoy messing with mods.

I have one very good piece of advise for any one wanting to build a mod. DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY ON A CHEAP SOLDERING IRON.
I went to spark fun, and for about 40.00 more than that cheap walmart POS I bought their adjustable temp iron. Using it made me feel like a pro. With a decent iron I feel any one can build a mod. The only limitation is your imagination and pocket book.

I'd like to thank BreakTru for a great site and his fantastic Ideas. I like your site.

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Re: .44+ (Plus) mini Booster Box Mod Variable Voltage
« Reply #46 on: July 21, 2012, 03:51:40 PM »
Nice SS, congrats on the build.
Once you get 3 posts under your belt I'd like to see you post your photos in a topic you start.
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Re: .44+ (Plus) mini Booster Box Mod Variable Voltage
« Reply #47 on: July 21, 2012, 04:03:28 PM »
Yeah, it's pretty amazing what a difference a proper soldering station will make.  Those cheapo soldering pencils are garbage.  The tips are too fat and they're too hot for electronics.  The other common mistake people make is using the wrong solder, always use rosin core 63/37 or 60/40 in a fine gauge.  63/37 is better since it hardens faster, but 60/40 will work well enough.  Either way, it has to have a rosin core.

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Re: .44+ (Plus) mini Booster Box Mod Variable Voltage
« Reply #48 on: July 21, 2012, 04:06:14 PM »
Well I just finished a mini box. I used a dna because I had it. I bought the thing when they were 45.00 and before I saw Breaktrus boards that he uses. :wallbash: DNA way over priced for what it is ( I would imagine that's why they dropped the price 10 bucks). I wanted something small that I could set down without it falling or rolling off the table (V3/with ss line). So Any who the Dna paired up with my ss line is nice. Wifes not to happy with my spending habits, but hey I enjoy messing with mods.

I have one very good piece of advise for any one wanting to build a mod. DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY ON A CHEAP SOLDERING IRON.
I went to spark fun, and for about 40.00 more than that cheap walmart POS I bought their adjustable temp iron. Using it made me feel like a pro. With a decent iron I feel any one can build a mod. The only limitation is your imagination and pocket book.

I'd like to thank BreakTru for a great site and his fantastic Ideas. I like your site.

Congrats SilverSlayer. Nice...

Did ya get any replacement tips too? Like night and day with a decent iron/station.

Glad this forum helped out. I encourage members to post and show what they are up. Also to ask questions so others can help that may have the same questions. Or... just seeing something that may spark an interest to others.

Yogi is correct, after 3 posts a member can start their own topic and yes we would love to see it.

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Re: .44+ (Plus) mini Booster Box Mod Variable Voltage
« Reply #49 on: July 21, 2012, 04:15:55 PM »
Hello friends.
I have also order that dna12 circuit and I am waiting to arrive from America to Greece.
I didn't understand so well from the above post. Does this circuit working good or not finally?
 It is expensive the truth is, but what do you think about variable voltage vs variable wattage function?
Which one has best results in vaping and why?  :Thinking:

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