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Sextus V2 custom built
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Sextus V2 custom built
Love designing and building my own vape stuff. Just finished the Sextus Dripper. Built on my manual Galanta lathe in around 128 hours. No CNC here, my machines are operated by hand. 


The mechanical mod is made from stainless steel, featuring a top magnetic switch and an adjustable minus pole. Copper was used for the switch and bottom cap. 


A lockring has also been installed.


The mod can be used for 1,2, or 3 lithium batteries in the 26650 format.





The dripper is a 6 coil unit. To get rid of the immense heat build up the drip tip has cooling fins machined into it´s surface. 





Data:



Coils: 6


Coil diameter: 3,50 mm


Wire: Kanthal D


Wicks: 14


Volt: 12.6 V


Amps: 59 A


Watt: 746 W


Resistance: 0,21 Ohm


Battery type: 26650



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Fully built using 3 * 26650.

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Here with just 2 cells.

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Or only one. 

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The parts that make up the mod.

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Full steam ahead. 

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The dripper parts. 

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Ready to install those coils.

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The manual lathe that was in use to build this device. 

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Six standing coils.

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Steam tech from above. 

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Fire!

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04-11-2015 05:56 PM
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RE: Sextus V2 custom built
Welcome to TVF!

That thing is a work of art and your machining skills are seriously impressive. There's only one other person I know who has manual lathe skills to that standard! Very nice indeed.

I do have a couple of concerns though (not really criticisms)

That's an awful lot of stress on 26650 cells in a series configuration, so the question I have is which exact cells are you using for the 12.6v 3S configuration? 

The other questions is, are those deck bolts Zinc plated or solid stainless steel?

Thanks for sharing Drinks


Okay edit* Efest 26650's - Personally I would look into some Panasonic 26650's as they will undoubtedly be safer than those efest cells (you really do not know what you're getting with re-wraps and they are always low binned cells) The Panasonics are hard to find and are not cheap.
04-11-2015 06:41 PM
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RE: Sextus V2 custom built
The first Version of the Sextus has been in use for almost 4 month now. With no problems from the batteries. There are vent holes in the bottom cap, just in case.

Another good option is the use of the A123 Systems LiFePo4 cells. They have a little lower voltage but also do a great job inside the Sextus. 

The bolts are solid stainless steel. Just like every other part inside the dripper. Excluding the insulators of course, they´re made from Delrin plastic. 

It´s 1.4404 steel that is in use here. 
04-11-2015 07:14 PM
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RE: Sextus V2 custom built
This is a picture using the version 1. It has less power running those A123 cells, but is still good enough running at 402 watts. 
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A different drip tip is in use here. Side intake holes prevent liquid that hasn't been vaporized from entering. Also cools down the steam. 
Air hole at the top is 22 mm, allowing the vaper to take a full lung draw. 
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04-11-2015 07:15 PM
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RE: Sextus V2 custom built
Those A123 LiFePo4 cells are absolutely incredible.. I thought the company went under.. can you still get them?
04-11-2015 08:21 PM
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RE: Sextus V2 custom built
(04-11-2015 08:21 PM)Spasmod Wrote:  Those A123 LiFePo4 cells are absolutely incredible.. I thought the company went under.. can you still get them?

FT has some of them.

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04-11-2015 08:49 PM
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RE: Sextus V2 custom built
Holy crap!!!!!!!!!
Hell of a build process there!!!
Welcome to the forum Dampfschmiede
Thanks for sharing the pictures!!
04-11-2015 09:43 PM
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RE: Sextus V2 custom built
Wow!

Just wow!

But I really, really don't fancy coiling and wicking that!

I mean building it must have been very hard, but keeping it running would be harder...

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09-11-2015 07:54 PM
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RE: Sextus V2 custom built
Yep very nice build indeed. Hey Don, here's a man that could build you your custom mod Good2
09-11-2015 09:13 PM
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RE: Sextus V2 custom built
Your machine work is impeccable! What a beautiful rig you've built there. I also have major lathe envy!! Tongue
09-11-2015 10:55 PM
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