gfxgfx
 
Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
logo
 
gfx gfx
gfx
19859 Posts in 1275 Topics by 5187 Members - Latest Member: charbuild August 11, 2022, 07:12:17 PM
*
gfx* Home | Help | Search | Login | Register | gfx
gfx
Breaktru Forum  |  eCigarette Forum  |  Battery  |  Topic: Telescopic Battery Spacer
gfx
gfxgfx
 

Author Topic: Telescopic Battery Spacer  (Read 16897 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline asnider123

  • Super Member
  • *****
  • Joined: Mar 2011
  • Posts: 143
  • Karma: +84/-1
Telescopic Battery Spacer
« on: August 24, 2011, 10:41:42 PM »
I had to do a little something tonite (it's therapeutic), so I built myself a battery spacer similar to the telescoping spacer that came with my GGTB ..

As you know, the TB has a telescoping battery spacer so that you can use 14500, others in the GG. Using a couple of parts from my parts drawers, I made another batt spacer for use on a new mod that a most generous friend is sending me, a Bauway 510N .. it normally takes unprotected 18650's (which I don't presently have). I plan to use it for the time being with an AW14500, so I made an adjustable batt spacer for it.

Not very good pics, but you get the idea.

Short (same size as compressed GG spacer)


Extended (it will go even longer if nec)


It will look much better when I replace the tapered washers with a stack of flat ones, but it works just fine and, just like the GG original, is fully adjustable to take care of different battery sizes.

OK, I know it's dumb, but hey, modding helps me sleep :)

Offline timesarerough

  • PV Master
  • *******
  • Joined: Apr 2011
  • Username: Virus
  • Posts: 392
  • Karma: +338/-0
  • Gender: Male
Re: Telescopic Battery Spacer
« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2011, 11:40:20 PM »
Don't mean to be a downer on your new gift before it arrives, Al, but I think you should read this WHOLE thread before you start using it, if you haven't already:

http://breaktru.com/smf/index.php/topic,302.0.html

Everything was lookin' great until I found the BOMBSHELL video at the end!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FZ5xPHNP55E&feature=related

So if the one you get isn't vented, you'll know which one ya got.

Dave also posted a fix on sticky switches, in another post somewhere, where he used a little mineral oil on it to lube it. Lots of people replied back saying that it fixed their problem and works better now than it did brand new. But I don't remember what model it was referring to.

Anyways, just want you to be safe.

Online Breaktru

  • Administrator
  • PV Master
  • *****
  • Joined: Nov 2008
  • Location: NY
  • Posts: 3355
  • Karma: +790/-4
  • Gender: Male
  • PLEASE participate in this forum
Re: Telescopic Battery Spacer
« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2011, 09:09:51 AM »
Nice Alan, Are those the Binder Posts you used?

Offline asnider123

  • Super Member
  • *****
  • Joined: Mar 2011
  • Posts: 143
  • Karma: +84/-1
Re: Telescopic Battery Spacer
« Reply #3 on: August 25, 2011, 12:34:07 PM »
Nice Alan, Are those the Binder Posts you used?

Yup, aluminum binder posts. We used to call them "Sex Bolts" and we use them for, among other things, tying kitchen cabinets together, etc. They come in all different shaft lengths and, being aluminum, they conduct elec just fine.

All you need is a stack of faucet washers to insulate it from the outer tube. I put the screw-head toward the battery, that way you have a smooth head for the screw-on part of your mod.

If you wanted, you could use a drop of BLUE locktite (the adjustable stuff) just to keep the screw in the same position but still be able to adjust with a screwdriver.

Offline asnider123

  • Super Member
  • *****
  • Joined: Mar 2011
  • Posts: 143
  • Karma: +84/-1
Re: Telescopic Battery Spacer
« Reply #4 on: August 25, 2011, 12:38:06 PM »
Don't mean to be a downer on your new gift before it arrives, Al, but I think you should read this WHOLE thread before you start using it, if you haven't already:

http://breaktru.com/smf/index.php/topic,302.0.html

Everything was lookin' great until I found the BOMBSHELL video at the end!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FZ5xPHNP55E&feature=related

So if the one you get isn't vented, you'll know which one ya got.

Dave also posted a fix on sticky switches, in another post somewhere, where he used a little mineral oil on it to lube it. Lots of people replied back saying that it fixed their problem and works better now than it did brand new. But I don't remember what model it was referring to.

Anyways, just want you to be safe.
Thanks for the info. Yes, I am aware of 2 probs:
1. Tolerances won't allow protected 18650s due to extra diameter
2. Venting

Both probs easily remedied. Use 17670 batts (smaller in diameter) or some other batt, drill 2 tiny vent holes in butt-end of battery compartment (facing away fron the atty).

Haven't heard of switch prob but understand that it has an eGo switch setup in it.

Hey, I was offered it for free from a friend, I can certainly mod it for safety, etc. Thanks for the info on the switch, I will fix that too!!

I think it's a kinda neat mod, will post more when it arrives

Offline timesarerough

  • PV Master
  • *******
  • Joined: Apr 2011
  • Username: Virus
  • Posts: 392
  • Karma: +338/-0
  • Gender: Male
Re: Telescopic Battery Spacer
« Reply #5 on: August 25, 2011, 12:49:53 PM »
Okay, well, just wanted you alive....

Who else in here is gonna keep us "entertained"?

Dave is the WoW factor, but you Wizard....

Yeah, I really liked it too!!

I think its a great mod kit for the price.

Hope you get the one that won't need fixing.

Offline Tameron

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Joined: Jul 2011
  • Posts: 39
  • Karma: +4/-0
Re: Telescopic Battery Spacer
« Reply #6 on: August 26, 2011, 01:59:04 PM »
Nice Alan, that will come in handy.

Offline Moggy

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Joined: Apr 2013
  • Location: London, UK
  • Posts: 6
  • Karma: +1/-0
  • Gender: Male
Re: Telescopic Battery Spacer
« Reply #7 on: June 29, 2013, 12:45:18 PM »
I recently made a spacer from a neo-magnet and stainless steel spring. Great for telescopic mods and holds in place perfectly.

Offline jeandbean

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Joined: Jan 2011
  • Posts: 28
  • Karma: +4/-0
  • Gender: Male
Re: Telescopic Battery Spacer
« Reply #8 on: June 29, 2013, 01:12:22 PM »
I recently made a spacer from a neo-magnet and stainless steel spring. Great for telescopic mods and holds in place perfectly.

Cool Moggy. I've used the rare earth magnets myself

Offline asnider123

  • Super Member
  • *****
  • Joined: Mar 2011
  • Posts: 143
  • Karma: +84/-1
Re: Telescopic Battery Spacer
« Reply #9 on: June 29, 2013, 01:46:06 PM »
Cool Moggy. I've used the rare earth magnets myself
Don't use Rare Earth Magnets if you have kids in the house. Our 12 year old swallowed 3-4 of the round ones ( go figure) and we spent 4 hours in emergency making sure they would pass. FYI  scared:

Offline jeandbean

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Joined: Jan 2011
  • Posts: 28
  • Karma: +4/-0
  • Gender: Male
Re: Telescopic Battery Spacer
« Reply #10 on: June 29, 2013, 03:12:22 PM »
Don't use Rare Earth Magnets if you have kids in the house. Our 12 year old swallowed 3-4 of the round ones ( go figure) and we spent 4 hours in emergency making sure they would pass. FYI  scared:

OMG!
Hope every thing came out alright. No pun intended

Offline Moggy

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Joined: Apr 2013
  • Location: London, UK
  • Posts: 6
  • Karma: +1/-0
  • Gender: Male
Re: Telescopic Battery Spacer
« Reply #11 on: June 29, 2013, 03:37:09 PM »
Don't use Rare Earth Magnets if you have kids in the house. Our 12 year old swallowed 3-4 of the round ones ( go figure) and we spent 4 hours in emergency making sure they would pass. FYI  scared:

Mine are 10 and 14, I think they would rather be stuffing chocolates and crisps than magnets :)

It's a wonder at what yours was thinking, kids eh ?  raged:

Offline asnider123

  • Super Member
  • *****
  • Joined: Mar 2011
  • Posts: 143
  • Karma: +84/-1
Re: Telescopic Battery Spacer
« Reply #12 on: June 29, 2013, 08:25:49 PM »
You would think a 12 year old boy would have better things to do than suck on magnets, but there you go. The Dr said that if they got separated in the intestines, they could attract each other and tie the guts in knots. I hope he gets smarter as he gets older.

Online Breaktru

  • Administrator
  • PV Master
  • *****
  • Joined: Nov 2008
  • Location: NY
  • Posts: 3355
  • Karma: +790/-4
  • Gender: Male
  • PLEASE participate in this forum
Re: Telescopic Battery Spacer
« Reply #13 on: June 29, 2013, 08:31:17 PM »
You would think a 12 year old boy would have better things to do than suck on magnets, but there you go.

You would think so but kids are kids.

Breaktru Forum  |  eCigarette Forum  |  Battery  |  Topic: Telescopic Battery Spacer
 

gfxgfx
gfx gfx
Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!