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Differences between HI and E-nano

Discussion in 'ABV' started by LazyIdol, Apr 13, 2014.

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  1. LazyIdol

    LazyIdol Well-Known Member

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    Hey FC, I was wondering if any owners of an E-nano and a HI comment on the differences between the two?
    As far as I can tell the main differences are
    • HI doesnt have a VPS built in, while nano does
    • HI stems dont have a lip that keeps the heater from contacting material
    • HI seems a bit smaller
    • HI stems only available in 14mm
    I am also interested in their respective milking abilities, I'm looking for something that can milk my massive M&M double lattice fairly well. I'm not in a big hurry to pick up a new vape but would like to start looking towards the future.


    Thanks in advance
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  2. RUDE BOY

    RUDE BOY Space is the Place

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    @LazyIdol I don't own either but the e-nano runs on 110V and the HI on DC power. That's really the biggest difference between the two that I see right off. Good luck.
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  3. Caligula

    Caligula *results not typical.

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    Milking abilities of the E-Nano.... see sig for video links.
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  4. olivianewtonjohn

    olivianewtonjohn Well-Known Member

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    If your priority is milking and running through glass I hear the nano is a beast. Might also want to look at the LSV if you like glass, from what I have heard it comes closest to the cloud in milking abilities
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  5. CentiZen

    CentiZen Evil Genius in Training Accessory Maker

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    I think the more applicable comparison here is between the E-Nano and the Underdog because they have more similar heatport setups and similar milking abilities. The heat island has a very small thermal mass that causes it be far more difficult to use effectively for big hits, at least in my experience.

    The real difference though comes down to AC vs DC. The Underdog and most other vapes are running from DC power sources, while the epicvape line exclusively uses AC power sources. DC powered vapes are more flexible in terms of the power sources they can support - car power, various batteries and solar are all options for powering a DC log vape. That being said, the AC powered vaporizers are generally cheaper to manufacturer.

    I should also mention that these "DC" vaporizers are totally capable of running off of AC power sources; but only low voltages - not the line power that the eNano is made for.

    As well the dimmer on the eNano is not really the same thing as the VVPS's. A dimmer switch is just a linear resistor on a knob, so your power will not be exact; things like line fluctuation and temperature will cause the output power to drift a bit. The miniVVPS and Voltage Keeper (and related units) have a small computer in them that poll the input voltage several times a second and actively compensate for any drift it sees for a stable output source.

    Other than that, the only difference is the ohmage of the heater (still runs around the same wattage though) and the ability to get custom woods.

    I should mention that I am biased towards the DC powered logs both from a business perspective (I make power supplies for them); and from an electrical engineering perspective due to their inherent safety.
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  6. EveryDayAmnesiac

    EveryDayAmnesiac Heaven can't wait.

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    The waiting period involved is a pretty major difference as well. Still close to a year at this point for the HI.

    I'd get on the list now and see what happens.
  7. LazyIdol

    LazyIdol Well-Known Member

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    Thanks everyone for the input, very helpful. I hopped on the HI waitlist last night. I think I am leaning slightly towards the Nano currently because of the low wait time and the higher thermal mass. Though by the time my spot on the waitlist comes around I may pick up a HI as well as they seem to be a collectors item.
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  8. Caligula

    Caligula *results not typical.

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    I sure you'll love it
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  9. tiukauleh

    tiukauleh Well-Known Member

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    your avatar has a picture of a doggy, and you're not even checking out the UD dogpound??? :huh:
  10. KidFated.

    KidFated. Good Things Come To Those Who Chill

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    My underdog kicks ass and im on the HI list as of recently. I want a e-nano bad, soon.
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  11. LazyIdol

    LazyIdol Well-Known Member

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    I did look at the dog pound haha but the lowest price I saw was 230, from my understanding I would still need a VPS and thats starting to get out of my price range. Definitely still under consideration though
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  12. KidFated.

    KidFated. Good Things Come To Those Who Chill

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    I dont use a vvps and i dont see myself needing one unless something with my dog changes..
  13. z9

    z9 Well-Known Member

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    At 12 volts my UD can be too hot for a packed down nylon stem (almost charring bud) and is never hot enough for use with a gong. 24/7 use is one of the selling points of a log and I can't leave my twig on for extended periods of time at 12 volts because it'll overheat. A VVPS is necessary for some.

    You really can't go wrong with either though
  14. RUDE BOY

    RUDE BOY Space is the Place

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    I'm with that there fated kid on that I find no need at all for a VVPS with my Underdog it's perfect as is.

    If I want high temp I use a shorter bowl so the bud is closer to the heater core and for lower temps a longer bowl with the herb a little further away, simple, simple.

    I have a classic core full size UD, hope to add a twig with new core soon though.
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  15. Magic9

    Magic9 Plant Enthusiast

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    I also have a love affair with my dog (I said it). It runs a little hot, but an extension (available from Dave) keeps it running beautifully w/o the need of a VVPS. I'm sure a refresh will be coming soon.

    Either way, you can't go wrong with a log.
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