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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.
     
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  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
     

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