• Will90
    316
    Finally put together a basic induction heater based on the diagram in this post: HERE
    Features a master power switch, momentary trigger switch, power LED and currently AC power only.
    I'm going to make a battery pack for it once my 18650's come in.
    Pretty messy wiring but just wanted to see if I could get it up and running, I'll update the post once I clean it up.
    So far it's working perfectly and i'm loving it. :pray: :love:

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  • BestBuds
    1.2k
    Nice! Great job.
  • Dr green thumb
    5.2k
    A portable mod powered induction heater would be cool to have. Seen anything like that?
  • Will90
    316
    I haven't seen a mod powered induction heater but I saw a post recently where someone made a custom coil that he was heating a Vapcap with. Not sure how well it worked though.
  • Dr green thumb
    5.2k
    I found something under stoner engineering on reddit. The mod induction heater is possible it just hasn't been made very pretty or strong. It says it takes 20-30 seconds to heat up at 35 watts and 1.2ohms. I'm not sure if its induction heat or a coil thats wrapped around the cap.

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  • Will90
    316
    I believe that's a coil. Cool nonetheless!
  • BobCat
    1.9k
    Did it look like this?

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  • Will90
    316
    Yup! Didn't realize it was RBT
  • OttoJam
    29
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    because I'm a nerd.. a weednerd
  • EconMan
    3.3k


    That looks really cool! :cool:
  • Bruce
    1.5k
    That looks really cool. I love my Dynavaps (great vapes), I am gonna get the one in Bud shows (induction unit).
  • juxt
    2k

    great job man, don't burn your finger ;)
  • twhc291
    365
    awesome looking unit.

    What is the performance of the VapCap like with it?
  • OttoJam
    29
    I'm using it for three days and actually I prefer it to the torch lighter bacause it is easier to use, heating is more consistent and taste is a little bit cleaner (my opinion).
    From now on it will be essential on my desk :up:
  • twhc291
    365
    that's awesome!

    Where did you find the induction heater coil?

    Also is it a battery powered unit or is it hardwired?
  • OttoJam
    29
    Thanks it is :grin:
    You can find induction heater coil with module/circuit on amazon or banggood cheaply.
    My unit project is battery powered, is an old rc toys battery, pretty powerful, works like a charm :up:
    1.8A x 20C = 36A max discharge (module needs max 6 or 7 Ampere)
  • gamewise
    36
    im either blind or something cuz im having a hard time finding the induction heater bud was using in "the state of vape" video. help?!
  • gamewise
    36

    thank you so much. i appreciate you for finding that for me.
  • BobCat
    1.9k
    No problemo. Welcome to the forum. Fluxer and Mag heaters are two other main options. Dynavap is moving slowly on their IH heater, but that's the one I'm waiting on.

    EDIT: How could I have forgotten Lucid?
  • upside
    24
    I don't recommend Mag heater/ElektronikSchmiede. I purchased one of his earlier models of IH last year and the build quality and performance were terrible. The heating coil was fixed in place with hot glue and there was black paint on the inside of the heating port that would rub off onto the vapcap when in use. I'd rather use butane then suck down burning plastic fumes.
  • Baron23
    8.4k
    Both Bud/Hazel and I also have the Lucid. I have the Mini. Price has gone up, but its a very well built box and I do love it.

    https://lucidcustoms.com/

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  • upside
    24
    +1 for Lucid Customs. He's very talented and constantly creating new designs.
  • RollingStoned
    54
    i will have to disagree with Lucid. He used to sell the wood induction heater for $75, then it was $135, now he discontinued them? Also the plastic induction heater (the green one) was $165 and now its $200?? What a fucking rip off dude!! And i forgot to mention, its cheap plastic, only gets 3-5 bowls per charge, my Portside gets 10 bowls per charge and i thought it was low. Also if you ever need thr batteries replaced (which you will), you have to ship the unit back to him and he changes them (another shipping charge). Extremely overpriced, it really infuriates me. Pipes has been building induction heaters since 2016. Hes the pioneer, the creator. Everyone copied HIS idea, and he is nice enough to help EVERYONE. BTW, his pricr has never changed, and doubt it will.
  • Baron23
    8.4k
    And i forgot to mention, its cheap plastic, only gets 3-5 bowls per chargeRollingStoned

    Not my experience with it.
  • ssaucyc515
    1.3k
    I can see he raised his prices quite a bit from when I purchased mine. I would have thought it would get cheaper not more expensive. Interesting. I love mine though so no problems here
  • Baron23
    8.4k
    I too was surprised at the price increase...bit dramatic, I thought.

    As for battery change out....that's why I went with wood top/bottom and screws holding it together. I can get into the unit to change batteries in the future if needed (well, eventually it will be needed).

    I'm pretty happy with my wood/acrylic mini. Works great and its well built.
  • upside
    24
    I haven't tried any of Pipes work. I don't know how either Pipes or Lucid Customs set their pricing. I'm getting much better battery life than that and am very happy with both the original wooden IH (/w amber LEDs, green missile switch, and pineapple cutout) and the acrylic mini IH (in smoke acrylic).
  • 52
    1.3k
    PSM has worked flawlessly although I did have to replace the charging plug($7 on Amazon).
    14mm Fluxer ran great for months till “I” dropped it on an oak floor and broke the glass, completely my fault. Sent it back for repair and it’s getting all the new updates. Haven’t tried any other unit so I can’t comment.

    Actually I did have one of those dental wax tool heaters corm China, sent it back and won’t comment on that one either, lol.
  • Mangu
    278
    I got a PSM to hold me over because I was about to place my order for a fluxer when his issues started up. I can’t wait to get my hands one because although I love the PSM I hate when the battery dies on me in the middle of a bowl. Am considering a Caldron to keep me going at home.
  • 52
    1.3k

    I only use mine before and after work so it charges in between. I’m done with anything that plugs in if I can avoid it. I would need one plugged into every room including bathrooms :lol:
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