From Springs to Magnets: Upgrading the Chi_You Switch

by Flux83
April 4, 2013
The author's views below are his or her own and may not reflect the views of Ecig Advanced

So after receiving My Chi_You and taking it apart I discovered that the switch uses a spring and not magnets. I decided to upgrade the switch myself, I pulled out my trusty caliper(Highly Accurate Measuring Device) and took some measurements and this is what I have found.

The empty space when the button is pressed is

Height is 4.42mm

Outer Diameter is 9.94 mm

Inner Diameter is 6mm

The Magnets that I had found were perfect for what I needed. I purchased three(could have bought four of them) and after waiting for delivery I am now able to Upgrade.

Also I used a Medium Strength Threadlocker Blue to help keep the brass screw from unscrewing during use.


Step 1: Disassemble the Switch by unscrewing the brass screw on top.

Step 2 Inserting the Magnets by taking your three or four magnets and lining them up so that each magnet are pushing away from each other, then put them on the center shaft on the switch.

Step 3 Apply the top part of the switch.

Step 4 Apply the ThreadLocker to the brass screw(Optional)

Step 5 Screw in the brass screw.

Note if applying treadlocker: as soon as you apply the treadlocker to the screw, quickly screw it in.

Step 6 if treadlocker was applied you might have some excess compound  that you can clean off with a q tip.

Step 7 Enjoy



42 Responses to “From Springs to Magnets: Upgrading the Chi_You Switch”

  1. Steve Mac on April 4th, 2013 5:38 am

    Great post, man. I’m going to install mine tonight and give it a go. I hope it doesn’t fire when standing. Does yours fire standing without the lock?

  2. morrinb on April 4th, 2013 12:16 pm

    Great post!

  3. bybees3 on April 4th, 2013 5:06 pm

    great how-to

  4. tiffjamesnjj on April 4th, 2013 6:29 pm

    i don’t have this mod, but that is too cool! i have heard of using magnets, sounds like that is something that will not wear out anytime soon. Thanks for sharing!

  5. Tyler on April 4th, 2013 11:47 pm

    great how to guide

  6. Hannah on April 4th, 2013 11:48 pm

    great post

  7. slap_maxwell on April 5th, 2013 4:52 am

    Well done! Thanks for the lesson!

  8. saboinia on April 5th, 2013 10:09 am

    nice and ty for the post

  9. Mike on April 6th, 2013 2:40 am

    Awesome. Thanks for showing me more of this.

  10. Flux83 on April 6th, 2013 10:22 am

    The hardest part to upgrading any device is finding the right size magnets and making sure they are powerful enough to do what you need. Research!

  11. Tony on April 6th, 2013 11:45 am

    great post

  12. MrsB3 on April 6th, 2013 5:53 pm

    Wow. great post

  13. Mike on April 7th, 2013 3:47 am

    Very cool, thanx for posting for us!!!!!

  14. RCO67 on April 7th, 2013 4:47 am

    Thanks for the pictorial Flux83. Do you mind revealing where you sourced the magnets?

  15. Dale Van Droof on April 7th, 2013 10:45 am

    what a simple and ingenious idea! love it!

  16. bybees3 on April 7th, 2013 10:54 pm

    He got them for a guy…on a corner downtown…wearing a trenchcoat. He sells souvenirs, novelties, and party tricks. Running a special- buy three magnets, get a free fake dog doo.

  17. NonFat on April 8th, 2013 7:01 am

    great guide

  18. brock on April 8th, 2013 2:18 pm

    great tutorial

  19. carlos on April 9th, 2013 12:36 am

    awesome 🙂

  20. ManuDawg on April 9th, 2013 1:35 am

    Nice post!

  21. stogismkr on April 9th, 2013 11:07 pm

    Great guide and how to with amazing pics showing exactly what you were doing.

  22. TheCrookedOne on April 10th, 2013 4:52 pm

    Great post 🙂

  23. bybees3 on April 11th, 2013 12:49 am

    15 points for posting blogs, more if it goes on front page. Let’s blog folks….

  24. slap_maxwell on April 13th, 2013 4:24 am

    Ok…what other tips and tricks you got for us? 🙂

  25. aaron on April 15th, 2013 2:51 am

    Very nice

  26. varguar on April 15th, 2013 3:37 pm

    Nice how to, and the pics make all the difference!

  27. Flux83 on April 16th, 2013 6:35 am

    I have to get some new toys first Slap and then I will start throwing up some more stuff. Oh I do have a review coming up.

  28. Nathaniel on April 16th, 2013 10:37 pm

    Thank You! For this very helpful post!!!

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  30. anthony on May 6th, 2013 10:03 pm

    where can i buy these magnets? please let me know! thanks!

  31. Shanks on July 19th, 2013 3:53 am

    Great guide! May I know where to get those magnets please?

  32. Slyrobber on September 10th, 2013 7:27 am

    Dude, get off your pedestal and let people know where you found the magnets! Tutorial is nothing new. Any dumb fuck can think of replacing a spring with magnets. Key is finding the right size. Your post is just you showing off. Help people or STFU!

  33. Flux83 on September 10th, 2013 9:17 am

    Ok that’s uncalled for, the reason I didn’t give a link was because after all of the problems I went through buying the magnets I chose not to send others in to the same situation. I did give you all of the details you need to know, do your research and find a company that doesn’t want to charge $6 for shipping a few magnets and then forget one before shipping and then say sorry here’s a refund for one magnet. I found the right magnets you can too no reason to act like a lazy prick. Is this ECA or ECF it sounds like this guy is on the wrong site.

  34. Fergie on October 8th, 2013 1:14 pm

    Excellent guide, thank you very much 🙂

  35. kevin on October 11th, 2013 7:32 am

    @flux83 if you dont want us to go through the troubles can you just tell us the link of the magnets? I know you posted the size of the empty space but that doesn’t necessarily tell us what exact size magnets to get. Also the type of magnet. So please be kind enough to tell us the exact magnets you got. Also can you tell me why 3 or 4 magnets are used? Can’t you just use 2?

  36. shaun on November 10th, 2013 11:27 pm

    Flux83. Thanks for more than ample instructions on how to do this. Sorry you have to deal work idiot people who are lazy and don’t understand.

    *The measurements he gave you are what you need to find your magnets.
    If you don’t think that’s exactly what the magnet needs to be, then measure it yourself.

    *He is not sourcing you the supplier because they suck at their job.
    He didn’t want you people bitching at him for sending you to a retarded place to shop, so you assholes still bitch.

    Stfu and say thanks, if you can’t find it/figure it out, then you probably shouldn’t be modifying your mod.

    Again thanks flux83

  37. Elinbain on November 25th, 2013 12:14 am

    Does the thread locker result in any voltage drops on your mod? There dont appear to be any electrically conducting thread locking compounds that can be used on screws this smal. I see some references to large battery posts on cars but the loctite faq says that anything conductive wouldn’t fit into the threads, it is an insulator and im sure some of the threadlocker is going to get into the bottom of your threaded hole which means less current being transmitted. what is your voltage under load for this?

  38. kelliperkins on December 11th, 2013 5:59 pm

    I must say after reviewing again this has some very helpful info.

  39. kelli perkins on December 17th, 2013 4:09 am

    Now even more to think about…thanks for making it a bit clearer lol

  40. jay dogg on December 29th, 2013 1:03 pm

    Could you please state the dimensions of the magnets that you used please. Thanks

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  42. Reallango on November 19th, 2014 4:20 pm

    I too was curious of any added resistance caused by the threadlocker. I was thinking of using a little on my Bamboo to keep the magnet from unthreading over time but am not willing to loose performance.

    I figured if I used it like suggested just a small amount lining one or two threads in the center it shouldn’t cause a problem but I see you used a lot and didn’t break your mod although I would think there is a noticeable voltage drop.

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