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Cloud repairs

Discussion in 'DIY' started by lazylathe, May 2, 2014.

  1. lazylathe

    lazylathe Almost there...

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    Heaters have landed!! Very fast shipping for a change and before Chinese New years!

    I have tried them as a direct replacement but the board does not supply enough power to the heater.
    It was great for a 30 minute heat up and awesome blue vapor...but that is not what i am about!
    I think the new heaters resisitance is too high for the control board.

    So i took it all apart again and am using a dimmer control, similar to the E-Nano controller.
    I can go from blue to combustion using this controller, so i am not set!
    Unfortunately it looks like a mess... So once again i am thinking of harvesting the guts and making a nice wooden body for it and possibly isolate the heat core with sand, not sure though...

    I am also considering harvesting the E-Nail digital controller off my Sub and turning the Cloud into a Cloud+++! LOL!

    As it stands now, it works like a bomb! I can see a very light reddish glow from the heater at higher temps and it can glow red hot as well...Not recommended!
    Without feedback control the temp climbs a bit so it is full manual control for now.
    Feels great to be blowing massive, tasty clouds again!

    Once i have a stable configuration, i will post pics!
    For now this is NOT a direct replacement!

    EDIT:
    I still miss my EVO and regret trading it... This will do for now!
     
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  2. jojo monkey

    jojo monkey Well-Known Member

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    Very cool! I hope you hook the enail controller to it.
     
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  3. lazylathe

    lazylathe Almost there...

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    I will connect the digital control to the Cloud today for further testing!

    All hooked up and testing has begun!
    At present i am at 763F on the dial, which is 406C!! So pretty hot!
    Herb is just starting to brown nicely, so i think i will experiment a bit more around this temp and see what i can do!
    So far the digital feedback is very nice and at least repeatable.
    Heater seems to be holding up well so far.
    No more experimenting for a bit as i am in Cloud heaven for the next few hours....
    Will try and do a video later this weekend!
     
    Last edited: Jan 28, 2017
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  4. lazylathe

    lazylathe Almost there...

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    I am loving the Auberins RDK-200 controller on the updated Cloud+ heater!
    Precise digital control, every session is the same and it is awesome!
    As a medical user i am always using high temps and riding the frontiers of combustion on the regular, so having this precise repeatable control on this beast is amazing!
    I have it set at 763F (406C) and the ABV is perfect every time.
    It hits like a hammer and the effects are super long lasting!

    I can't wait to design my own casing for it!

    Here is a quick video of it in action!
    The bottom skirt was left off for testing and i think it looks pretty cool!
    You can see the two white heater wires and the brown thermocouple wire as well.

    Click to play YouTube Video


    Is this the first digital VapeXHale product? LOL! Who knows what the next generation will bring us!
     
  5. lazylathe

    lazylathe Almost there...

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    Heat up time is at 10 minutes to reach 765F and it is ready to go!
    No waiting required as the unit is fully heat soaked.
    So far the unit medicates very effectively, taste is very good but gets way better if i lower the temps more so no go there for now. Consistent ABV color, day to day with the digital controller!

    So simple and effective!
    Makes me want an Evo again so bad...:freak:
     
    Last edited: Jan 30, 2017
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  6. lazylathe

    lazylathe Almost there...

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    So i have settled on 765F as my favorite temp!
    Requires one stir and the ABV is a nice brown!

    Flavor is still very good for the first hit, second hit is worse but bearable.
    The Frankenvape has become my heaviest hitter with small loads!
    Insane clouds off 0,05g and crazy strong effects.

    Bruce Banner and Headband 707 are on tonight's menu!
    :whoa:
     
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  7. PPN

    PPN Fleurs&Vapeur

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    Please i need help my friend @lazylathe !

    Long story short I traded my cloud+ for a Plenty and sadly the Cloud+ doesn't seems to resist to shipping.... it turn on but doesn't turn green, doesn't heat anymore. The guy told me the bamboo was slightly pushed down since when he received it it can't stay on its stand... is this able to break the heater? is there any repair we can do?
     
  8. lazylathe

    lazylathe Almost there...

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    It needs to be opened to see what has gone wrong first.
    If you just get the solid red light, your one heater cable may have come loose.

    Open it up and take some pics and PM me!
     
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