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Is a less amp rated Fire button Ok for Vamo mod build?
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Is a less amp rated Fire button Ok for Vamo mod build?
I've been doing lots of Google searches and learning as much as I can about vaping and building mods.

I was concerned about finding a switch with high enough Amp rating for the Vamo build I am about to start.  Then I read that the fire switch on a mech mod handles the full current, but the same switch isn't handling much on a regulated mod because all the switch is doing is turning on the module... and the module actually handles the load. 

I think I can to use a much lower amp rated Fire switch for the vamo than for a mech mod.

Does this sound right?

Thanks,

Randy
01-05-2015 03:33 AM
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RE: Is a less amp rated Fire button Ok for Vamo mod build?
That's what I've heard as well, if you use a chip to regulate the power then the switch doesn't need to bear very much amperage at all. Same goes for using a mosfet in a semi-mechanical mod. 

That said, this is just what I've been told and I haven't actually built a mod yet, so hopefully some of the more experienced electricians among us will come along and verify the rumors I just told you.
01-05-2015 06:53 AM
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RE: Is a less amp rated Fire button Ok for Vamo mod build?
Welcome to TVF ghh3rd!

Yeah your logic is correct. The switching is handled by the module itself so you needn't worry about the current draw on the switch. Good
01-05-2015 02:00 PM
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RE: Is a less amp rated Fire button Ok for Vamo mod build?
That's good news... now I can find a switch that will actually fit in a small space :-)
01-05-2015 05:03 PM
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RE: Is a less amp rated Fire button Ok for Vamo mod build?
I just learned that the same principle of being able to use a lesser switch applies to a mechanical mod if you add a mosfet.
05-05-2015 03:29 PM
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RE: Is a less amp rated Fire button Ok for Vamo mod build?
(05-05-2015 03:29 PM)ghh3rd Wrote:  I just learned that the same principle of being able to use a lesser switch applies to a mechanical mod if you add a mosfet.

Yes, think of a mosfet as a relay.. similar principle to the relay used to switch your headlights on and off via your dashboard switch in your car.
05-05-2015 04:26 PM
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