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magnetic switch upgrade
Ok, I've fancied doing this since I watched this video, the video explains everything so I'll just add my takes on the specific mod I upgraded. What I will say is that the negative is that you'll not be able to tailstand the mod unlocked anymore. What I does mean is that the button is buttery smooth and light, press it down anywhere now and it fires, every single time. I love it, all I need to add now is a touch of ptfe tape to ensure the firing pin stays put on the button,  I'll do that when I'm in my van tomorrow. 

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And heres my quick upgrade in picture form. I used 10mm od 8mm id 2mm thick ring magnets. I got ten off ebay for the princely sum of £2.50.

The victim


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The switch assembly And mmagnets in the foreground

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[Image: 20131114_190942_zps078ed3fe.jpg]The post editor is being gay for me, so, you remove the spring, drop in the rings so that when assembled, the magnets push each other away

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And here's the other four upgrade kits I have along with the now redundant spring
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14-11-2013 07:32 PM
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RE: magnetic switch upgrade
I've now completed this upgrade.  I didn't have my phone so there's no pictures. 

Basically, I cut a slot in the firing pin so a screwdriver could be used to hold it off and I added a blob of solder to the brass button, the ptfe tape was not ideal at all. Now the solder adds just enough resistance to prevent the assembly from unscrewing when using the locking ring, which could be a problem even with the spring tension. Now its got enough resistance that it will not unscrew till you want it too.

This is a good upgrade, I'm very pleased with the results, the switch is light and buttery smooth, with minimal travel and it fires every time no matter where you press it, before, like many spring loaded switches you had to hit it dead centre. Its a subtle, barely noticable difference but it really improves on an already good mod.
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16-11-2013 11:21 PM
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RE: magnetic switch upgrade
Great job Graham. My Vamo plays around on the switch and it's so frustrating, usually a good hard whack on the table sorts it out for a while. IMO having the switch perform flawlessly every time is right up there with the important stuff like.. Did I bring a battery, or is my tank screwed on, or Darnit I forgot my juice!

Thanks for the pics and the video which helps it make much more sense.
17-11-2013 12:55 PM
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RE: magnetic switch upgrade
Just remember, when you get a private,  I've got a magnetic switch upgrade kit lol.

I almost ordered an epipe yesterday.  Glad I held off as I found out the hcigar hammer cline will be available in London in a fortnight.
17-11-2013 01:41 PM
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RE: magnetic switch upgrade
(17-11-2013 01:41 PM)gords1001 Wrote:  Just remember, when you get a private,  I've got a magnetic switch upgrade kit lol.

I almost ordered an epipe yesterday.  Glad I held off as I found out the hcigar hammer cline will be available in London in a fortnight.
Thanks mate Smile yeah that actually is a proper plan!

Who's selling the Hammer clone in a fortnight ? B&M or online store ?
17-11-2013 01:57 PM
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RE: magnetic switch upgrade
You've already found the thread on it, the store is pretty active on planet of the vapes, I registered and whilst sje doesn't carry much, what she has and has in the pipeline is interesting. I'm definitely fancying a hammer with a kayfun style atomiser for my birthday.
17-11-2013 05:35 PM
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Gords, I looked up those magnets you used and only that one seller carries them.  Shipping is a straight $13 and change on top of the $4 for the magnets making it really hard for me to pull the trigger on it.  I really wish someone in the states carried those ring magnets in that size. Sad
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RE: magnetic switch upgrade
One more thing, Gords... with the spring, it is the spring that passed the current from the cathode pin and button to the body of the mech.  Without that spring the only path for the current to flow it the pin rubbing against the side of the hole in the tailpiece.  You really see no loss in current without the spring as well as no misfires from the pin floating?
18-11-2013 01:05 PM
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RE: magnetic switch upgrade
I'm not seeing anything noticable, it still vaporises well, I've not tested with the meter though.  The spring itself doesn't seem the best for passing current if I'm honest. I'll keep my eye on it. Its running a .8ohm dual coil set up so it should show any issues, and the only one I have is eliquid vanishing pretty dammed quickBig Grin
18-11-2013 02:12 PM
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RE: magnetic switch upgrade
I had a little time in the shop this afternoon so I decided to check on this possible volt drop issue. I didn't do anything scientific.  Just swapped a few different atomisers between this an the nemesis using fully charged Panasonic pd's and efest 18350 imr cells.  I cant see any losses between to two in either vape quality,  vapour production or heat build up.

I'm happy, quit raining on my parade lolBig Grin

Incidentally, i much prefer the private v2 to the nemesis in 18350 mode, the nemesis is far too slippery when its small.
18-11-2013 09:15 PM
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