As much fun as mechanical tube mods and commercial vv boxes are, making your own box mod is really rewarding. My husband loved his provari and I really liked my sig 150 but these “digikey specials” are more my style.
This hilarious thing was the first mod I built back in 2013. It’s super tiny using a 14500 battery and about a solid $20 in parts. I managed to have it light up an LED when the button was pressed so I knew it was firing.
These were two of the first dual parallel boxes I put together back in 2015. While nice and powerful, they used proper 18650 batteries and fat daddy vape 510 connectors, my construction skills were lacking and both died within a few months.
Having no mods to play around with just as I was getting into building coils I opted for a commercial vv mod and picked up a sigelei 150 box mod. Compared to my husbands Provari and IPV2 it was huge and fun and I really do miss it. Perhaps one day I’ll look around for another.
I gave the sig 150 to a friend who needed to actually quit smoking and put together a little Frankenstein mod from the ripped out innards of the other two dead mods. I noticed with the sig I never went over 25W so this 1 battery unregulated setup was more than enough for playing around with.
So what flavor/nic/blah blah blah? I have two favorites at the moment: Mitten Vapors Baja Splash and Centerfold’s Jinx. Back in 2015 I was using 1.5mg nic for flavor and such, given I only used my ecigs about twice a day or and never smoked to begin with I never needed to use anything over 3mg. I did stop using everything while I was pregnant and the one bottle of Baja Blast I have now is 0 nic. I have a set of parts for a new parallel box, perhaps this time the epoxy won’t fail and all the solder joints will be nice and clean. 🙂