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Technical Question: Why is it so hard to build a functional dry herb mod for ecigs?

Discussion in 'Ask FC' started by mrweed, Jun 30, 2014.

  1. mrweed

    mrweed vaporizer review blogger

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    Maybe this is a stupid question, but why is it such a big problem? I don't know much about technology, but i'm thinking since a while, that a simple bimetal trip could keep the herbs from combusting. the same mechanism the iolite and wispr work with, i believe. Can't this be used for an ecig somehow? Another idea would be to program a heating interval, that stops heating from time to time automatically, so that the herb chamber never gets too hot. Might take a lot of time to find such an interval that works with different herbs, but i think that can be done with a lot of temperature measuring.

    Maybe someone knows why these things can't work. I'm not an engineer and could never implement such things, so I might be wrong, for sure.
  2. clouded vision

    clouded vision Well-Known Member

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    The thermovape Evo is a 510 threaded herb cart that works on a mech mod, but it generates a tremendous amount of heat, so much so that any mod that isn't insulated will get too hot to hold. There is no way around it, it takes a lot of heat energy to vaporize dry herb.
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  3. OF

    OF Well-Known Member

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    That, I think, is the key to the castle. Evolution uses 20 Watts, give or take, and has to build up heat before the hit (not possible except in convection systems). Far past most e-cigs ability.

    Physics is against the idea.

    OF
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  4. Jenna_Kitten

    Jenna_Kitten New Member

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    Ecig batteries usually cannot provide enough power to vaporize dry herb.
  5. mrweed

    mrweed vaporizer review blogger

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    but they manage to combust them?! doesn't make sense to me.

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