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Using a Vape/e-cig mod for power.

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I have a few vape mod's laying around, couple single battery "pen" style and a single and dual battery "mod" style that have variable voltage/watt's.
They generally use 510 threaded cartridges/atomizers etc.

If i were to go through the work of soldering and affixing a laser module (8-12mm) to a base that can thread into the vape's and adjusted the voltage to ~3.7 or the required, would it work? And then be able to have quick change laser head's for lack of terms.

Only reason i am asking is the pen style ones are usb rechargeable (have to check voltage, its set) and the mods that use single/dual 18650's have variable voltage as well as battery capacity.
 

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As Wizard mentioned there has been a lot of info. regarding the mechanical mods being used as a power supply for our lasers.

One of the first and in depth threads was this one by DTR
https://laserpointerforums.com/threads/the-dtr-le-adapter-v1.92612/

Many of us have made versions of these using the 22mm single 18650 mech mods.
I think Pman has also made some using the smaller pen size.

This is one of the units that I made a while back.
https://laserpointerforums.com/threads/v3tronix-mech-mod-ndg700-build.101280/
 

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These have been available for well over three years now. I believe Lifetime17 also machines mech mods for use with direct laser diodes. I haven't personally gotten into it as I don't like to be limited by size of my heat sink, but the ability to switch out laser heads is attractive to many here. There are several threads on doing this.
 

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Hi,
I have made plenty of these 510 sinks in all variations . some pics

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What search terms are you guys using? Because i couldn't find anything other than a couple random post's off google.

thank you for all the replies
 
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