The GP® X mod started as a project after the release of X Tubes LUX Edition on June 24th 2014 for those wishing an alternate look for their GP PAPS X SS Edition. Later on we developed X Tubes SS Edition and now we offer a non modular GP® X mod with one tube, 18500 or 18650 and X ring instead of an AFC Ring.
The shape of GP® X, especially the design of the switch, comes from the design of GP® Piccolo v2.5 which came out in December of 2012, while the prototypes had been made in October 2012. The GP PAPS® X as a project with extension tubes (X stands for eXtensions) and the button were designed in August of 2012, after the discontinuation of GP PAPS® v2 and GP® Piccolo v2. In that period we decided to make a 16 mm, a 17 mm and a 23 mm version of this switch. These were known as GP® Piccolo v2.5, v2.6 and GP® Piccolo v3, v3.1. Whatever we create is organically connected with the rest of our GP® Series mods in matters of design, materials, versions, shapes, functions, characteristics, etc.
The switch follows the design of the GP® Piccolo v2.5, improved and modified and with an extreme precise machining applied according to schematics with 0,01-0,02 mm tolerance in the moving parts, something that wasn't possible for the GP® Piccolo.
OD: 23 mm
Length: 78 mm in 18500 mode (sold separately).
Length: 94 mm in 18650 mode (sold separately).
Non adjustable air flow control ring in polished or brushed finish.
Locking button in polished finish.
Main body in polished finish.
The unit includes, 3 springs of various hardness for the button ( the medium spring is installed), a GP® Fork, a spare GPin post for 18650 IMR batteries with 64,48 mm length (out of specs) and 2 button insulators.
It can hold 18350/500 size batteries plus Kick v1, v2, we strongly recommend the use of IMR batteries solely.
It can stand upright unlocked and without firing issues in all modes. All of our mods are hand polished and small differences of the shade in the brushed finish are considered normal.
The logo and the serial number are CNC engraved and the mod is made from EU certified 316 SS except the X Tube which is from Aluminium bronze. The negative contact and the whole GPin, including the internal spring have a silver coating of 15 micron thickness.
GPin is a simple approach, eliminating any need for adjusting the positive post in relation to the battery and the atomizer alike.
We designed the GPin in August 2013, it is a spring loaded pin, a double ended pogo pin, a quite common solution in the industry, but it is first time applied to mods.
The spring is silver plated and the applied pressure onto the contacts will exceed 5 kg to ensure a proper conductivity. The GPin's insulator can be dismantled with the help of the GP® Fork or needle pliers.
Aluminium bronze (CuAl8) is a hard copper alloy, 4 times more expensive than 316 SS, developing a golden uniform patina in a slow pace without being rusty, having a light smell unlike other copper alloys.
The GP® X LUX Edition consists of:
The GP® X LUX can be ordered with different X Rings, SS in hand polished or hand brushed finish or Aluminium Bronze ones in hand polished finish.