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Boundless CFX Tear Down. Piece by piece

Boundless CFX, the Tear Down

boundless cfx vaporizer teardownAwwwwwww yeah! Time to tear apart another vaporizer. Some manufacturers have a big problem with us disassembling their vape; that’s a good sign we shouldn’t be carrying it. A few weeks ago I met with Boundless in Vegas and had the chance to ask Randall, the jefe grande at Boundless if we can take apart a CFX and show the internals to our customers.  He gave the best answer we have ever heard: “Of course you can, we would only say no if we had something to hide.”

The CFX is one of my personal favorite vapes overall. It is a well built, quick heating, hard hitting vape with a decent price tag. Disassembling this CFX was bitter sweet; we want to learn this vape inside and out but unfortunately doing so means we had to destroy it. 🙁

OK, let’s rip this thing apart!

boundless cfx vaporizer teardown

The Shell

Not too hard to remove with the right tools. The CFX enclosure is held together with 3 little hex screws.

boundless cfx portable vaporizer tear down open

Feng Shui

Overall a good use of space. You can make a cell phone paper thin because they don’t heat up to 400°F. Vaporizers need some room to breath or they will overheat and die an early death; ultra small vaporizers tend to have a higher warranty rate. Keeping the heating element away from the circuitry and giving the circuitry some extra room to exhaust heat is all kinds of smart.

The wiring and connections look solid compared to other brands. The wires are thicker gauge and more insulated than the average vape.

boundless cfx torn apart back chamber dissasemblyBelow the chamber top piece is a silicone bushing. This adds a layer of shock absorption to the ceramic glass chamber.

BOUNDLESS CFX PORTABLE VAPORIZER 18650 battery lg or samsung

Dual 18650 Batteries

LG, Sony and Samsung are the top names when it comes to Li-ion batteries. This specific unit uses dual internal LG batteries. Boundless occasionally uses equivalent Samsung batteries.

boundless cfx portable vaporizer heating element chamber airpath

The Chamber

The air path is completely isolated from all electronics. The upper chamber is completely sealed and connected to a stainless steel air path that connects to the air intake at the bottom of the vape.

BOUNDLESS CFX PORTABLE VAPORIZER CHAMBER INSULATION

Fiber insulated

Insulation surrounding the heating chamber keeps the chamber hot and the rest of the vape cooler.

 

BOUNDLESS CFX PORTABLE VAPORIZER CHAMBER

Ceramic Chamber

Our first look at the ceramic chamber. “Shelf Parts” refer to parts of a product that were already being made. You tend to see a lot of “shelf” ceramic chambers in vaporizers but this one appears to be unique. The brown tape around the top part of the chamber has two wires running to it and appears to be the conduction heating element. The bottom of the brown tape is the bottom of the chamber, the rest of the ceramic area houses the convection heating element.

BOUNDLESS CFX PORTABLE VAPORIZER convection ceramic cover

BOUNDLESS CFX PORTABLE VAPORIZER convection element heater

Convection element

Cool, right? The spiral element appears to be aluminum, which makes sense because it heats faster than other metals. The heated spiral air path controls the temperature of air passing through your material.

boundless cfx torn apart back screen circuitry

boundless cfx torn apart back chamber dissasembly screen battery

The Screen

The circuitry is connected to a small battery; most likely for the memory to store settings when the main batteries are drained.

boundless cfx torn apart back chamber dissasembly screen glass buttons

Circuitry

Everything is on one board. Both charging ports, on / off button and the two front buttons are all on this little guy.

OK, let’s put this vape back together and see if it still works……….

boundless cfx portable vaporizer broken

 

Nope!

A friendly reminder: ripping apart your vape isn’t covered by the warranty. We make these posts so you can know your vapes inside and out; these are not instruction manuals. If you completely disassemble your vape your warranty is void.

Thanks to Boundless Vapes and their awesome team. We have been working with them for a while now and we are true beliebers in the brand. Boundless took on the more expensive brands and made a vape that is just as good or better, and did it at a fraction of the price.

We are working hard to improve our blog posts. If there is a specific vape you want to see torn apart please leave us a comment below. Also check out our new Subreddit for free stuff and CJ posting plus our Instagram for cool pics of vapes, PuffItUp life, and of course pics of our dog.

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19 comments on Boundless CFX Tear Down. Piece by piece

  1. August 29, 2016 at 4:21 pmHans Wurst Reply to Hans Wurst
    Hi, really nice tear down. Interesting how the convection element looks like. I also own a FocusVape Pro, would love to see it disassembled next...
  2. August 29, 2016 at 4:56 pmphil akhmadi Reply to phil akhmadi
    do a mighty next pls
  3. September 1, 2016 at 10:58 amVaped N Baked Reply to Vaped N Baked
    Awesome isolated air path :) Please do the FocusVape, Crafty and FF2 next!
  4. November 29, 2016 at 5:45 pmSublime Reply to Sublime
    Hello I thought I would correct a few mistakes in your description of the components you found during the tear down that I can see from the pictures. 1) The two thin wires going the glass bead under the brown tape on the ceramic bowl is not conduction heater. It is a thermistor used to measure the temperature. 2) The small metal disk is not a backup battery but rather a vibration motor. Number one brings me to another point. Unfortunately they connected the ceramic bowl directly to the aluminum spiral convection heater which causes the heat to convect to the ceramic very quickly and results in hybrid heating using convection and conduction. Because of the conduction of the ceramic and the fact they measure the temperature at the ceramic bowl they ended up with a hybrid even though it only has a convection heating element. I think this is why the unit was originally advertised as a convection only vape.
  5. June 6, 2018 at 1:22 pmZeko Reply to Zeko
    Aluminium in heating element ..that is no good for health..
  6. July 16, 2018 at 4:41 amAnthony Reply to Anthony
    My boundless cf broke the charger port fell inside of the vape npw oys rattles around in there my warrantu i think os void vecause i dont have my proof of purchase so i am trying to fix it could o just take it apart and sodder the piece back on
  7. August 26, 2018 at 2:58 pmMatt Reply to Matt
    Had 3 of them bewtween. Ow and last summer drop em once or twice same broke wire code even though i took em apart without breaking nothing wrong i could see co tinuity on all wires the second i bought lasted longest about 4 months before it too broke wire the third one i didnt even drop carried like a china plate and it staryed not reading temp you could slap it then it would go eventually same deal so send me the 140 or so I will send you a screen says broken wire saves us time. Did t bother with warranty bot shipping stuff i been smoking items through anywhere. Awesome vape do t expect nore tha. 6 months tho even if you baby it. And why the damn Buzzer so not low proflie dumb so whe you get that broke wire stuff don't say I didn't warn ya after i blew 450 bucks cfx is junk. Awesome eats product like crazy but kicks the clouds whe. Cranked up. I never charged hot either so i dunno last one quit 3 days ago went back to chillum. At leat i dont have to guess if it breaks if it falls out of door of truck or off my toolbox
    • September 5, 2018 at 5:20 pmZakk Reply to Zakk
      Using the warranty is a simple process, and sending the vaporizer through the mail is not a problem. I am sorry to hear you've had issues with your CFX that you have purchased. In the future we recommend using the warranty, and not taking apart your vaporizers. Zakk
  8. September 4, 2018 at 6:24 amDee Reply to Dee
    I round the exact dame batteries on internet, any way yo place news one on the cfx?
    • September 5, 2018 at 5:15 pmZakk Reply to Zakk
      No, the batteries are non removable. Zakk
  9. September 4, 2018 at 10:06 pmbaked narwhal Reply to baked narwhal
    What this guide fails to mention, is that there are three screen on the base of the device hidden by a thin plastic cover. Only one of these screws need to be removed to slide the main plastic shell with the pcb. You can see the screw I mean in the third picture from the top. Looking closer on the picture reveals that the corner of the shell is broken and the screw likely came loose from the bottom part. This is rather unprofessional. If you don't want to break the bottom piece of your cfx like mine, take the bottom plastic cover off and remove the screw on the screen side of the cfx.
    • September 5, 2018 at 5:16 pmZakk Reply to Zakk
      It's not a tutorial, it is a post showing off what is inside of the device. We do not recommend taking apart your CFX -Zakk
  10. October 22, 2018 at 1:25 amAl Reply to Al
    Is the spiral heating element completely sealed in?
    • October 22, 2018 at 3:03 pmZakk Reply to Zakk
      Looks like it is! Zakk
  11. January 15, 2019 at 11:08 pmFitz Reply to Fitz
    After 11 months the air conduct is quite obstructed and there's no way of cleaning it without tearing the CFX apart. I've heard also other users experiencing this problem. For the rest, is a really great vaporizer, probably the best you can get it his price-range.
  12. February 11, 2019 at 4:31 pmJouni Reply to Jouni
    How do I remove the plastic cover after taking off the screws? I want to get rid of the vibration.
    • February 14, 2019 at 4:43 pmZakk Reply to Zakk
      Heyo! We do these teardowns so you don't have to! We cannot recommend taking apart the vaporizer. Zakk
  13. April 25, 2019 at 9:35 pmCezar Reply to Cezar
    My Boudndless CFX does not heat up and displays the BREAK message with an interrupted electrical circuit. What does it mean?
    • May 8, 2019 at 3:59 pmZakk Reply to Zakk
      Hey there Cezar, this means that the device needs to be repaired or replaced. If you are still within warranty contact the shop it was purchased from! Zakk