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Lucid Customs - induction heaters

Discussion in 'Vapor Related Equipment' started by Dubmonkey, Feb 12, 2019.

  1. Dubmonkey

    Dubmonkey Well-Known Member

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    Hi all couldn’t find a thread for Lucid Customs so figured I start one. Here is a custom I had Lucid Customs build for me. I found the wood puzzle box and asked if Lucid would be ok installing his desktop components inside of the wood puzzle box. He said yes as I found a box that had room and a inside cover. Been using her the last few weeks and she has been working flawless. Nice perfect undercover aap induction heater. Post your Lucid Customs or feel free to ask me any questions about my unit.

    https://lucidcustoms.com/

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  2. Tupak420

    Tupak420 Well-Known Member

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    Damn, thats such a cool IH.

    I almost ordered from Lucid before deciding to go with the Flux. I really like his designs and the only reason i chose the Flux at the time was due to the replaceable batteries.

    That being said, I will eventually have a Lucid IH as his work seems top notch. Very responsive on reddit as well.

    Hope he joins this community.
     
  3. bizwaxzion

    bizwaxzion Enigmatic Cannabist

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    @Dubmonkey - Thanks for posting this. I'd not seen these before and find them quite beautiful and inovative.
     
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  4. Dubmonkey

    Dubmonkey Well-Known Member

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    Yeah I started hitting craigslist and eBay for a jewelry koa box but then Stumpble across jewelry puzzle boxes which seemed to be a thing in the late 70s and 80s. So a lot of puzzle boxes I seen were from the 80s with some as late as mid 90s. As the box creators would sign their name and date.

    There were some other puzzle boxes I seen that would have been good to use.

    If you are interested in having Lucid make you something similar since no puzzle box is the same he may be able to,give you his dimensions he need to install his components.

    We love the process before use where you are unlocking a magical box for a time traveling adventure.

    Glad,you folks like it.
     
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  5. Baron23

    Baron23 Well-Known Member

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    Well, I got my Lucid Custom Mini VC IH on Monday...USPS screwed me out of 420 delivery!! haha

    https://lucidcustoms.com/collections/frontpage

    This is a pic of it:

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    This one is smoke plexiglass and "maple" according to the manf, but if its Maple then its stained maple (and really the grain doesn't seem to be tight enough for maple) but looks like walnut. I don't care, maple was Chris of Lucid's suggestion and I like the way it looks (and its right up there with grinder color...yeah, I like the colors I picked for my BCG, but its the first time in my life I even ever thought about grinder color!! LOL.

    This is a Mini. I picked that because I wanted to be untethered from the wall with it and I prefer the pressure sensitive switch in the heater (put the VC in, push down) with a small main power button on the side. I believe that some of the other models he makes, e.g. the wooden enclosure units he shows, have a larger, outside switch to turn the heat on.

    The main power button is on the side of the box and its a very small, plastic, slide switch. I would rather have the rocker type power switch shown on the metal model as I think they would be more robust over the long term. The switch looks like its on the motherboard itself so there is that.....but I have not had any issues with this switch yet so this is really just negative projection on my part.

    The Mini with wood top and bottom has the enclosure secured with counter sunk torx screws so you can get it open to change out the batteries after they die (as all rechargeable batteries eventually do). If you get the full acrylic enclosure...sides and top and bottom...you would have to send it back to have the batteries changed out as the enclosure is glued together.

    There is a series of LEDs (red, amber, yellow, green) that show remaining battery capacity. Very pretty, but since Li ion type batteries do NOT discharge linearly, I tend to discount most all batterie indicators unless there is a LOT more smarts in these boxes than I think.

    It comes with a wall wart (12v, 1 amp) with apparent overcharge protection built in. Plug it in, when the light on the wart goes from red to green you are full charged.

    I have only used it for one evening's sessions but so far it works great and I'm very happy with it. I'm getting the click on the first heat cycle in approx up to 5-one-thousand count, then about up to 3-one-thousand on subsequent heat cycles (I reheat immediately upon the cool down click and do that until load is cashed).

    Chris' ordering process, communications, and CS were very good. He shows on his web site that each is made to order and will take 2-3 weeks. I was expecting mine in 2 weeks based on some feedback from Chris....but it took 3 weeks in fact.....mostly due to Chris' wife needing an appendectomy. I'll give him a week for this! haha Chris did promptly return each and every email I sent when discussing customization, order delivery, and some product questions that I had. I'm very happy with Lucid's responsiveness.

    I have not had a chance to see where the batteries are for eventual change out nor the two resettable fuses (circuit breakers, maybe?) and I'm resisting the urge to pull the screws and see what's in there. Its working very well and I think I will just leave it be unless and until it doesn't.

    Not much else to say about it....its a very nice package, functions very well, and the transaction with Lucid was perfectly acceptable in all ways.

    Cheers
     
  6. TNT_error

    TNT_error Well-Known Member

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    Is there any difference between pushing down to heat (pipes) and just placing it in like the lucids? Does it heat slower or faster?
     
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  7. Baron23

    Baron23 Well-Known Member

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    My Lucid also has a pressure sensitive switch under the heating coil and is also activated by pressing down.

    I can't see any reason for there to be a difference as to where the switch is located...under the coil or on top of the box.

    I am still LOVING this IH for the VC.

    Now, I do have the latest Ti tip on the @phattpiggie stem that I won in one of @momofthegoons contests....prized possession, that.

    But mostly I've been using a Ti tip maybe one gen older than current on my DDave glass wand which is what I mostly use (thru an FC-188 Ion knockoff).

    The one I have been using does have larger air grooves than the little tiny line grooves of OG tips but not as wide as the latest and has seven fins, I believe, vice the five of the latest. So, with my new IH in hand, on 420 I bought a new latest design Ti tip and cap from Dyan for the wand.

    Ran it last night and love it.

    Now, I never really minded using a torch lighter but I do like the IH better. Very easy to use and seems to provide more even heating. I've been taking it out of the IH at the click and my vapor is very slightly less dense then with torch lighter but on the order of one or two more draws than I would get using the torch. They were still very fine draws of vapor and if I want I can always leave it in for a second or so after the click if I want hotter and harder.

    I'm also very happy with Lucid's customer service. Had one small issue with the wall wart part of the charging cable. It should show red and then when the device is fully charged it should change to green. Well, the red LED in my OG charger didn't work (but the charger and the green LED did). Nonetheless, Chris shipped me out a new on within a day. Can't ask for more.

    I highly recommend this device if you are looking at an IH.
     
  8. gort51

    gort51 New Member

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    Is the in chamber tactile switch stock for all his IH's or a special request?
    It would be nice if he (Lucid Customs) could have black powder coated aluminum boxes.
     
  9. Pistol Pete

    Pistol Pete Well-Known Member

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    I'm torn between this unit and the Caldron that Pipes makes. I also want to see what Dynavap comes out with. I hope it's soon.
     
  10. Biggz911

    Biggz911 New Member

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    I ordered the green metal wall plugin one from Lucidcustoms.com on June 6th and recieved it today on June 10th....very nice. Told me he had about 7 green ones left in stock if didnt want to be put on a waiting list...I used it it is awesome and working with Crossfires was awesome..So if in need for one now hit him up and see if he still has some in stock.
     
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  11. Pistol Pete

    Pistol Pete Well-Known Member

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    I just got my Caldron today, but thanks.
     
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  12. Biggz911

    Biggz911 New Member

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    Nice, we in same boat.....enjoying it right!!! Congrats
     
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