• VapeCritic
    13.5k
    Just got the Portside MINI induction heater, I already have the Jarhead and love it, can't wait to use this one, it's battery powered and portable :ok:

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  • Dr green thumb
    5.5k
    how much are these going for?
  • zancru
    2.2k

    Awesome.
    I’m getting on that list asap.
    Please let us know.
    Stay vaped.
  • VapeCritic
    13.5k

    I paid $105 + $20 shipping (he's in Canada)


    :cheer:
  • LabPong
    2.9k
    Just got the Portside MINI induction heater, I already have the Jarhead and I love it, can't wait to use this one, it's battery powered and portable :ok:VapeCritic

    Ok just one word of caution......make sure you and Hazel put it away when you are done at night. Otherwise one of you will wake up with a portside pressure dent tattoo. :cool:
  • Bruce
    1.5k
    Love the idea but the big appeal is the ultra pocket-ability. Unless it outperforms desktops with your setup (That would be cool) and I wouldn't be too surprised the Dyna Vap is Dynamite in my opinion. Induction Wow.

    Peace, Love & Vape

    ^ ^ ^ The Vape Master ^ ^ ^
  • Philly
    342
    The mini portside is awesome. Loving mine. Changes the whole dynavap experience.
  • Baron23
    9.1k
    What ever happened to DyanVap's development of an induction heater???

    Anybody?
  • Dr green thumb
    5.5k


    Dynavap has another announcement tonight. And they have been talking about new and exciting products coming out. So maybe tonight they will shed some light on it in their live stream or maybe they have colored titanium or something else.
  • warren0728
    437
    i still wish they would bring back the carbon fiber stem ...
  • bum karacho
    1.9k
    i still wish they would bring back the carbon fiber stem ...warren0728

    thats true
  • SouthboundPachyderm
    2.1k
    I wouldn't mind a sandblasted M either. But the carbon fiber was dope for sure
  • VapeCritic
    13.5k
    Look at this cheeseball

  • Dr green thumb
    5.5k
    I kind of like the way you can pick your temp by where you hold the lighter. From the way this is set up you only get one heat level since it is triggered by a switch inside the heater. My thought is that's like running your car at full throttle all the time.
  • warren0728
    437
    so i noticed you are continually pushing the vapcap down on the button for the duration of the heatup. i thought you could just put the vapcap in, push to trip the button and then release until it's heated.

    are all the current ih varities setup this way. i really want one where you just sit the tip in the ih unit and wait for the click without having to physically hold the vapcap down with pressure.

    hope this makes sense ...
  • Baron23
    9.1k
    Hi Warren....I'm fairly sure its just a push to actuate....kind of a safety feature...rather like a dead man switch. You stop holding it down, it turns off.
  • Chandler
    302
    @VapeCriticyou prefer the portside over using a torch? Would you consider PSM to be a must have for dynavaps?
  • EconMan
    3.7k
    I was in a client's office the other day who is a dentist. In the corner he has a place where he sculpts teeth with wax. He needs to warm his instruments to melt the wax. I noticed this device, and asked him about it and he said that's how he heats his instruments. He stuck a scalpel in there, and the blade glowed hot. I took the name down and did a little research.... You know what I was thinking....:nerd:


    $55.
    https://www.amazon.com/Infrared-electronic-Induction-Carving-Smedent/dp/B00CJ6SF5A
  • twhc291
    365
    @VapeCritic Which of the 2 heaters you have used so far so you prefer?
  • Other Side
    1.2k
    What's up @VapeCritic. I also received one of these recently. I'm really digging it. For me it makes for the perfect DynaVap hit. I got pretty good with the torch but this makes it nearly automatic!

    @Baron23 I asked recently and they said they were having some issues with it. I suspect that put it on the back burner until they make it through the holiday season.
  • Baron23
    9.1k
    Baron23 I asked recently and they said they were having some issues with it. I suspect that put it on the back burner until they make it through the holiday season.Other Side

    Thanks, mate....yeah, its been hanging out there for a while and I can't think that its too very hard of a project for an electrical engineer.....but perhaps harder to do than it appears.
  • warren0728
    437
    thanks baron ... not sure i like that feature but i think some of the other builders don't have that?
  • Summer
    378
    @VapeCritic, Pipes says you should test the load in use. Engage the battery charge indicator & then heat the vc to see your charge level under load. With my PS, even though all the 3 blue lights are lit up when the battery tester is checked without load, under load, I'll only have1 blue light. When it winds up on green or red, I'll recharge.

    Here's what Pipes said on pass-through charging:

    "Just let it get a few minutes worth of charge first if the batteries are completely flat.
    Here's some fun math.
    I determined it takes about 80 mAh of power per bowl. Based on an 800 mAh battery giving an average of 10 sessions per charge and 4 heat ups per bowl. Therefore, it takes around 20 mAh per hit. Now the charger charges at 1000 mAh or 16.7 mAh per minute. So, this means it takes 1.2 minutes to recover after a heat cycle or roughly 5 minutes to achieve enough for a session."
  • beezee420
    279
    HahHa Nice. I have a different version and works great!
  • VapeCritic
    13.5k
    you prefer the portside over using a torch? Would you consider PSM to be a must have for dynavaps?Chandler

    Absolutely. The only time I've used a torch with my Dynavaps since getting the induction heaters is when the Portside battery dies and I don't feel like getting up :sweat:

    I wouldn't say the Portside specifically is a must-have cus any IH will do the job, but it seems to be a well-made product.

    The only thing that isn't amazing is the battery life, it's died on me a few times in the middle of a session before I expected it to, so I would keep the charger nearby.

    You can use it while it's plugged in and charging, but if the unit is completely dead you'll need to give it a ~5 minute base charge before resuming your session.

    See @Summer's comment above for an explanation of this from Pipes himself.

    The few times this happened to me I've just taken out the lighter for a few draws while it charges, then by the next load the Portside battery has enough juice to power the entire session.
  • GrumpStump
    163
    Looks like my Fluxer induction heater is shipping tomorrow. I'll post up some pics and tell what I think after i get it.
  • VapeCritic
    13.5k
    Which of the 2 heaters you have used so far so you prefer?twhc291

    The Portside Mini is preferred because it's easier to move around from room to room, however I do find the need to charge it daily under regular use so just make sure that's not an issue for you, it shouldn't be for most people but if it is then the plug-in version is probably the better bet :ok:

    Pipes says you should test the load in use. Engage the battery charge indicator & then heat the vc to see your charge level under load. With my PS, even though all the 3 blue lights are lit up when the battery tester is checked without load, under load, I'll only have1 blue light. When it winds up on green or red, I'll recharge. Here's what Pipes said on pass-through charging:Summer

    Thanks very much for this helpful info Summer! :strong:
  • Alexis
    1.1k
    You know, I really can't help wonder if my Jarhead IH somehow doesn't work right. Had it 2 years and I never use it. I gave up on it pretty quickly, I just didnt get good performance. The load is always toasted unevenly, brown on top with increaingly bad flavour without stirring, with green underneath still.

    I have to go past the click at least 2 seconds to get decent clouds, and taste and vapor is unpleasant to me compared to a torch. I combusted way too many times too with the IH, seeking that line.

    I just prefer the performance and extraction I get with the torch. Perfectly even-browned ABV, no stir. 3 or 4 heat cycles, first 3 equal big hits. Better taste than my IH.

    So I dont know. Bud clearly loves his IH's. I know you can adjust how long it takes to reach click by how deep the glass tube sits in the coil. I should push mine deeper and see if it improves things.
    I do know of at least one other member who had the same experience.
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