• Rockytdogg
    1.2k
    The Dr. Dabber SWITCH is quite simply, the next generation of vaporizer. Utilizing induction heating technology, the SWITCH is specifically designed for optimal performance with both oil and flower with absolutely no compromise.
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    Pre-orders are supposed to ship mid May...
    drdabber.com/products/switch
  • BobCat
    394
    This sales pitch is like Billy Mays at 2am. Did you do a few rails @Rockytdogg? Does it slice and dice? Is it better than the Bass-O-matic? jk dude. :lol:
  • Baron23
    4.1k
    It slices, it dices, it juliennes potatoes. Ron Popeil was the king of infomercials. A ground breaking pace setting and an American icon...well, sort of! LOL

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  • S car Go
    24
    This one is not only a game changer but an industry changer.
  • LabPong
    615
    This one is not only a game changer but an industry changer.S car Go

    They said that about the Delorean too!
  • MAbud
    426
    I think it looks awesome. I’m very intrigued about portable induction heating and thing this could be a great system
  • juxt
    790
    I just pre-ordered one. I cannot believe how much $$ I spend on vapes.
  • Other Side
    348
    Haha you should see my collection and spend.. much more and I'm in for a divorce.
  • S car Go
    24
    In technical terms, the SWITCH is a precision directed energy delivery device using electromagnetic coupling to transmit energy in the form of an oscillating magnetic field into the induction cups. Advanced electronics are employed to create a high frequency alternating magnetic field. The magnetic field is absorbed by the induction cups.

    During this process of absorbing the induced magnetic field, heat is created. The SWITCH can control power to an accuracy of 1%. It modulates the power to precisely control the temperature of the induction cups throughout the heating cycle. These heating cycles are then optimized to produce the best possible vaping experience. During the preheat phase the SWITCH induces power into the induction cups to get them up to temperature incredibly quickly. In fact, with most temperature profiles, the unit is ready to use within 5 seconds of pressing the ‘Go’ button.

    Utilizing induction heating means the SWITCH has a number of advantages. The induction cups heat significantly faster than any other heating method currently available. They are specifically designed to create an even heating surface temperature with less hot-spots, providing a consistent flavor during the vaporizing experience. There are no atomizers to replace. The electronics are totally shielded from the vaporization environment meaning the unit is leakproof.

    There are no electrical connections to the heating element that can wear out or break over time. All of these induction heating benefits work together to give you a totally unique, precise and practical vaporizing experience.
  • S car Go
    24
    It should also be mentioned that the SWITCH has been designed to reduce or eliminate oxygen from the vaporization environment. Without oxygen present, your material cannot combust, plain and simple. Oxygen is classified as an oxidizer which means it easily combines with other molecules forming new and unwanted compounds. The lack of oxygen during the vaporization process prevents combustion and oxidation of the vapor compounds resulting in a smoother vapor, less waste and higher efficiency.
  • welshman
    252


    Out of interest more than anything, how does it reduce or eliminate oxygen from the air?
  • S car Go
    24
    The nail is in a deep well and during the vaporization process the payload is out gassing and no air can get into the area while the out gassing is occurring.
  • S car Go
    24
    Most other vaporizers actually pull heated air into the flower to vaporize it. In that scenario large amounts of oxygen are present and can react or combine with many of the vaporized compounds changing the chemistry and spoil the flavor.

    You have to try it to really understand why aerobic vaporization is a better way to go.
  • juxt
    790

    I pre-ordered and can't wait to try it. But I hear a lot how the next vape is the best vape. I'm blessed in that right now I can afford to try stuff but it's clear that I really am only going to use/like something that can sustain a greatly elevated consumption rate.
  • welshman
    252


    Well convection vapes use hot air and conduction uses a hot surface and induction (if I understand) is essentially another method of conduction. All of them would be drawing Oxygen over the material.

    Are you just saying the different is the air will be cool when drawing through it instead of preheated/convection?
  • S car Go
    24
    I hear ya about how "this vape is the best vape" thing. Everybody says it. Everybody makes the same claims. But this one is different in many ways. Aerobic , induction, precision energy control, high speed thermal response, long battery life, and other things.
  • juxt
    790

    I think the way it works is that the cup where the eucalyptus is housed is in a chamber which heats. the heating of it 'outgasses'(boils) the material and the vapor comes out to mix with air. The vapor coming out prevents air from coming back toward the herb.
  • S car Go
    24
    Just the low amount of cleaning required is a major difference. It also can get the nail orange hot which burns out any extra residue in the nail. Sorta like having a built in torch to clean the nail. AN all glass air pathway. No plastic, O rings, metal or magnets. Just pure boro glass all the way.
  • S car Go
    24
    Juxt - you got. Simple and very effective.
  • welshman
    252


    So herb sits in a ceramic chamber that’s heated. How does the vapour escape on its own, purely through heat?

    It makes it sound like a conduction volcano without the forced air?
  • S car Go
    24
    Another nice benefit results from the nail being the hottest thing in the vaporization area is that nothing condenses on it. The nails come out relatively clean. Not much of anything is sticking to them. Not uncommon to have the spent herb payload drop out in a little clump. No sticky messy residue to deal with on the nail. There is some condensation of the vapor on the glass but not much down where the business is happening. This results in more vapor being available for consumption. More efficient.
  • S car Go
    24
    Heating the payload gets it to release the volatile compounds. Like boiling a pot of water. It creates gas - the vapor that we all crave so much.
  • juxt
    790

    INDUCTION remember, heating cup inside a metal coil separated by glass. airflow the way I understand it is adjacent to the herb chamber and pulls the vapor out allowing more room for vapor expansion. That's the gist anyway from the drawings I saw.
  • welshman
    252


    Ok I get you it’s just the heat that makes the vapour rise out of the chamber where it gets pulled by the air intake into your lungs. So kind of like getting a full conduction vape and just holding it under your nose and inhaling whatever escapes.



    Yeah I get that, I was just thinking how does the vapour, being carried in air, escape a chamber with no way of air getting into it to replace the air that’s escaped but it’s basically just a banger/nail design. Where the air moves over the opening of the banger chamber. I’d be interested to hear how it works with flower, I was under the impression that the air moving through the material was crucial to getting the material to outgas in the first place but I’m sure it must work or they wouldn’t be selling it.
  • Baron23
    4.1k
    is essentially another method of conductionwelshman

    Sorry to be nitpicking...but less another method of conduction...it is absolutely conduction....but its another way of heating a conduction oven, IMO.


    I think the way it works is that the cup where the eucalyptus is housed is in a chamber which heats. the heating of it 'outgasses'(boils) the material and the vapor comes out to mix with air. The vapor coming out prevents air from coming back toward the herb.juxt

    And that is different than any other conduction vape how???

    Please don't get me wrong, I have no used this device and have no reason to think that its anything other than a wonderful vape.

    I just think that "induction" gets a lot of gee whiz kind of attention when its just another way to deliver heat to a load....or really, to the metal cup in the field which then transfers it to the herb which then out-gasses like every other functional vape out there.

    Do you work for Dr. Dabber?
  • MAbud
    426
    Good technical discussion. Really excited for people to get this into their hands and give some reveiws
  • S car Go
    24
    Baron, to answer your question. I am not employed by Dabber. I work for a different company. However I am involved with the project and I was asked to serve as a technical consultant in a very narrow area of specialty as one in a long list of other technical specialists that have been involved with this product. I own and use one of these so I am qualified to comment on its performance. I was involved with the real world testing and tuning phase of the project and have seen first hand many "experts and connoisseurs" (of which I am not) in the field of vaping evaluate the Switch performance.

    Your statements are correct about induction, convection and conduction. The bottom line is the switch is a conduction device. You are also right about "gee whiz" and all the hype surrounding induction. There have been situations where the induction became the miracle that was going to change everything just because it was "induction". And we have all seen how that has turned out. That is not the case here with Dabber. Those guys could not even give a s..t about anything "gee whiz" even if you paid them.

    Induction is just another way to make something hot. However with that being said, it is important to understand the advantages that induction heating bring to the table as compared to other types of heaters. Induction heating was used in this design not because it was "gee whiz induction" but because it has one of the biggest overwhelming advantages there is ---- it eliminates electrical connections to the heating element. Eliminating the inevitable electrical penetrations, connections, connectors and what have you into the coil area is HUGE. Many other advantages come with induction heating which are utilized in this design as well.

    Induction is different from the typical approach to generating heat and Dabbers design team worked hard to use these "collateral advantages" made possible by induction heating. They have brought to the market a product that addresses many of the common complaints and problem areas that people have to deal with daily.

    Like everything else on this planet Induction heating has advantages and disadvantages. If you want to talk about disadvantages we can do that. However let me sum it up by saying that Dabber has conquered the down side of this technology and has it working very nicely. There have been several attempts to bring this "Induction Heating & Vaping" to fruition by some very smart people but none have succeeded like Dabber and the Switch. IMO.

    I will list a few advantages of Induction Heating as used in this product;

    1. Elimination of electrical connections to the heating element.
    2. Elimination of parasitic heat flow through electrical connections to the surrounding structure.
    3. Induction heating allows the heating element to be placed in a sealed container.
    4. Thermal mass of the heating element can be precisely controlled.
    5. Induction allows a very wide dynamic range of power without risk of melting the heating element.
    6. Very fast heating rates are possible since only the heating element is involved in the process.
    7. Low thermal mass means rapid temperature changes are possible.
    8. Temperature control can be very precise.
    9. Electrical efficiency is similar to resistive type heading elements at the energy conversion level.
    10. Overall electrical efficiency is very high as compared to resistive type heating systems because the heating energy is mostly going into the payload and not so much into other components as wasted heat.
    11. There is less heat soak and heat loss resulting in longer battery life.
    12. Heating element are easily replaced or changed as needed by different applications
    13. Heating elements can be optimized for a specific application.
    14. Heating elements can be quickly removed to prevent unwanted heat soak into surrounding components.
    15. The state of the heating element can be interrogated through the electronics and its condition evaluated for safety permissives.

    That's all I can recall at the moment from all the round table discussions that have taken place over the last two years.

    My purpose for spending time here is to be sure that mis-information or speculation is not propagated and that facts are available to those who want to know.

    Lets wait to pass judgement on the Switch until there is some user feedback.

    Until then.....
  • Baron23
    4.1k
    thank you for your thoughtful and considered reply.
  • artv4nd3l4y
    887
    This really does sound like a lot of great advantages with the induction heater, we truthfully know so little about most vapes with what companies actually share. No oven hot spots, high electrical efficiency, and heat up time are all notable improvements. This thing also charges in only 60 minutes... I was considering an EVO specifically for how efficiently it vapes wax, but this seems to have quite a few advantages over the EVO. Of course as says, we'll just have to wait until there is some user feedback, really looking forward to it.
  • juxt
    790

    Not saying the end result is different than conduction, but just saying induction had me jonesing for it.
  • Karec
    347
    Delorean :lol: now thats a statement, Industry changer, we are waiting for that but high expectations can be tricky here were theres is a lot of people with experience on this matter.....but i like your info feed mate and thats why @Baron23 question is on point if you are involved with this vape.
    Users reviews make or brake a device independent on how much good intentions, work, money or love you put on a building it, its good to be confident but send it to Bud @VapeCritic and on a saturday evening we can go at it on a live feed :lol: :rofl: :lol: before he break that good-looking glass... :lol: :rofl: :lol: ...now thats a good idea unbreakable glass!
    But if you are right and this is the birth of Christ of vapes (no pun intended), we will be talking before and after the Switch... :sparkle:
    Cheers, looks god btw
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