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Ed's WoodScents Log Vape - Ed's TnT

Discussion in 'Plug-in Vaporizers' started by Ed's TnT, Jul 28, 2016.

  1. johnwillyums

    johnwillyums johnwillyums UK

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    Hi all,

    Can anyone help me with electical questions?
    I'm intending, at some point, in having a friend send me a Woodscent, from the USA, (obviously :-)
    As you may know, the UK runs on different mains power.

    "There are four matters relating to using US appliances in the UK

    • the voltage ( US = 120V, UK = 240V )
    • Watts the product draws – this is different for each product
    • the frequency ( US = 60 Hz, UK = 50 Hz )
    • the plug on the power cord- UK 3 prongs, US 2 prongs"
    There are many step down adapters on Amazon etc. They range from 10 GBP to 100 GBP., and look anything like large plugs, to fairy big units.

    Given, that this will be the only device running through the adapter, will I be able to get away with a fairly cheap one.?
    Also, it won't be always on.
    Does anyone know how many watts the Woodscent draws?
    Will the frequency variation affect things.

    I hope somebody can answer this, my knowledge of electrics is zero.
    Thanks in advance, John Williams

    For eg. Would something like this do the job? : https://www.amazon.co.uk/Step-Down-...coding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=2E45C5A5SS86X697KMNE

    Or, this is within my price range, what do people think? : https://www.amazon.co.uk/Power-Hero...coding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=J6AVFKSGEP9D3RYVJ0Z7
     
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  2. Alexis

    Alexis Peace keeper, fun maker and 3/4 time vaporist.

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    I believe you will only need a US to UK plug converter. About £5 in shops, but less than half that online if you check Amazon/Ebay etc.
     
  3. johnwillyums

    johnwillyums johnwillyums UK

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    Thanks for your input @Alexis , but how can that be. US mains =120 volt, UK 240 volt, surely you must need a step down?

    I'm hoping you are right, I've a couple of those.

    Hopefully, I'll get more replies to confirm, doesn't sound right though. The Woodscent heater must draw a lot of watt's to get to high temperature so quickly.

    I know he hasn't got his CE certification yet, hence the friend exporting it to me as a gift.

    Thanks for your input, and I really hope you're right, John :-)
     
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  4. lazylathe

    lazylathe Almost there...

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    @johnwillyums

    I would believe @Alexis He knows what's up.

    I am sitting here looking at my Woodscents adapter and it says:
    Input - 100 - 240V 50/60Hz
    Output - 12V 1Amp

    So all you do require is an adapter to plug the wall-wart into!
    The wall-wart has a two flat prong style, not round like yours.
     
  5. johnwillyums

    johnwillyums johnwillyums UK

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    @lazylathe & @Alexis . Thanks, that is really good news.

    I'm sorry I doubted you Alexis, as I say I've no knowledge of electricity, every time I turn on the light, it is an act of faith ;-)

    That really has made my day, the thought, that my cunning plan to get hold of one of these beauties might work out very expensive, was harshing my mellow, as somebody probably says, somwhere. :-)

    Cheers to you both, John
     
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  6. lazylathe

    lazylathe Almost there...

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    Now you have extra cash to feed the Woodscents when it arrives!!!
     
  7. CanadianBakin

    CanadianBakin Well-Known Member

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    @johnwillyums The log runs off 12V DC - I've taken mine camping with a powerbank. Instead of a converter, you could also use a 12V UK wall wart with the appropriate output current. My power supply says 12V 3A output. @Ed's TnT how much current does the wall wart need to provide?
     
  8. lazylathe

    lazylathe Almost there...

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    @CanadianBakin

    Is your wall wart the original one that came with your WoodScents??
    Mine is only 1 amp.

    As I mentioned above it comes with a 100-240v 1 amp adapter
     
  9. Alexis

    Alexis Peace keeper, fun maker and 3/4 time vaporist.

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    That's cool John, to be truthful I doubt myself! And I am the same myself, a deep deep philosophical/spiritual wanderer, always totally bamboozled by the simplest, everyday wordly practical matters. Electronic terminology goes straight over my head. I am effectively useless in a real world, practical sense. I wonder how I even survive sometimes?

    Good luck getting your own WS. I think Ed can see the CE certificate on the horizon somewhere but hopefully your US amigo can hook you up.
     
  10. CanadianBakin

    CanadianBakin Well-Known Member

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    @lazylathe yes, it is - that's why I wanted Ed to clarify.
     
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  11. lazylathe

    lazylathe Almost there...

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    Wonder why it dropped from 3A to 1A?
     
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  12. johnwillyums

    johnwillyums johnwillyums UK

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    The mains current in UK is AC, not DC.
    Is that an issue?
     
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  13. lazylathe

    lazylathe Almost there...

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    No, all countries use AC as their main power. DC is made by a converter/adapter
     
  14. KidFated.

    KidFated. We Don't Even Live Here..

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    I've touched down in flavor country, great to be here.
     
  15. RalphsBlend

    RalphsBlend Active Member

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    I have a guess.

    The best way I've heard it described is that voltage is "pushed" to the device and amperage is "pulled" by the device. In DC power supply contexts, this means voltage output is your primary concern, as voltage differences, especially too much, can definitely cause damage, whereas amperage being "pulled", the unit will only pull as much amperage as it needs, up to the available amount (in @CanadianBakin 's case, up to 3A) so your issue is not "is amperage too high" but "is there enough".

    So unless the heater power specifications changed, I would guess the change is due to available supply of wall warts to Ed. If the heater never needs more than 1A then no need for 3A if a batch of 1As are available at a better price or are better logistically in some way.

    That'd be my guess, but only Ed knows for sure. ;)
     
  16. mucsusn

    mucsusn 60 going on 20

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    I am the proud owner of three WS’s, the first of which was in the maiden shipment. That shipment had a bunch of bad PS’s, so while I waited for Ed to send a new one, I asked him the wattage of his heater......did the math and knew that a 1A would work. So anything over 1A is just a batch of PS’s that he probably got a deal on.

    And to confirm, if your wall wart say both input voltages, all you need is a US to UK plug adapter
     
  17. Other Side

    Other Side In the clouds

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    3 WS! What wood species?

    There are a few of us out here with two but hadn't heard of any with more than that. It's such a win/win purchase! Get a kick ass work of art vaporizer while supporting a good honest stand up dude! Love ya @Ed's TnT !
     
  18. SSVUN~YAH

    SSVUN~YAH You Must Unlearn, What You Have Learned...

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  19. mucsusn

    mucsusn 60 going on 20

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    Thanks @Other Side and @SSVUN~YAH the cherry one was first, followed by Thuya Burl and Amboyna Burl. I love them! And you’re right, Ed is a stand up guy, so happy for his success. His eye for turning pieces and bringing out their best is sublime.
     
  20. SSVUN~YAH

    SSVUN~YAH You Must Unlearn, What You Have Learned...

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    No problem @mucsusn looks like we have matching WS and stands. I like your style!

    [​IMG]
     
  21. mucsusn

    mucsusn 60 going on 20

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    Nice hardware! This shit is a blast, is it not?:cheers:
     
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  22. ArthurJ

    ArthurJ Well-Known Member

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    Picked up a stand and a separate piece from @Aezhenn for my WS.
    He does nice work, is easy to deal with, and very affordable!

    [​IMG]
     
  23. Aezhenn

    Aezhenn Well-Known Member Accessory Maker

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    @thatoneguy445 @ArthurJ @SSVUN~YAH @mucsusn Hey guys! It's great to see your WS set up and to discover those beautiful pieces of wood matching with beautiful stems or WoodScents!
    Thank you all! It was great to deal with you too :cheers:
    And a big thank you to my friend @Ed's TnT ! I think WS give us all inspiration! ;)

    More pieces to come very soon... :brow:
     
  24. Summer

    Summer Well-Known Member

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  25. ArthurJ

    ArthurJ Well-Known Member

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    @Summer here is a closeup, a neat little vapcap stand.

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