A voltage modification is a type of blaster modification that is done on electronic blasters. It is the process of increasing the battery voltage relative to stock, allowing for a boost in blaster performance. Popular blasters on which Nerfers perform voltage modifications are the Barricade RV-10, Rayven CS-18, Stampede ECS, Swarmfire, RapidStrike CS-18, Stryfe, and Vulcan EBF-25.
On average, electronic blasters have a stock voltage of between 4.5 and 9 V. When the voltage is increased, motors inside the blaster will spin faster, allowing causing anything those motors power to also operate more quickly. In electrical springers such as the Stampede ECS and the Swarmfire, this increases the rate of fire. In fully-automatic flywheel blasters such as the RapidStrike CS-18, a voltage modification also increases the rate of fire. In all flywheel blasters in general, an increase in voltage will increase the power darts are launched at. Replacement motors can be utilized along with voltage modifications, with advantages such as more reliability at higher voltages and more torque - the latter allowing for performance upgrades such as faster spin-up times in flywheel blasters.
It is notable that when the voltage is increased, the noise output of the blaster also heavily increases. The higher the voltage levels, the more noise is emitted due to the increase in speed at which the internals are performing. Accuracy may also suffer, although it will depend on the dart types used as well as other modifications made to the blaster. Malfunctions may become more common with the increase in voltage, although there are exceptions. For example, semi-automatic flywheel blasters such as the Stryfe may become more reliable, as the increased torque and speed of the motors makes jamming more difficult.
|Blaster modification||Homemade blaster (+Bow • Rainbow blaster • SNAP) • Painting • Voltage modification|
|Dart modification||Dart head • Grenade • Speedloader • Stefan|