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The Chinese SJK Induction Heater and The VapCap

Discussion in 'DIY' started by Hackerman, Jun 28, 2018.

  1. Hackerman

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    I believe that is just a more expensive version of the same thing. It says 'infrared' but I don't believe there's anything infrared about it. Induction is maybe what they meant to say.

    Not sure what that blue thing is on the front. Just decoration or, maybe that's some kind of infrared detector instead of the proximity sensor used on the SJK.
     
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  2. Ricardo

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    Either way, it's every bit as ugly :zombie:
     
  3. Hackerman

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    LOL, it is that, isn't it.

    I was going to take one of my SJK's out of the case and make a custom case for it but I am still packing to move so all projects are on hold until I get relocated. It would be a breeze to pull the parts and remount them.
     
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  4. LesPlenty

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    It looks a little more compact than the SJK, input power says 10w?, SJK=130w
     
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    OK, fellas, you got me curious. Anyone here have an extra one for $ALE?
    Ordering one from China is easy, waiting for one is a slow boat.
     
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  6. Hackerman

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    They have them on eBay and Amazon, shipping from USA (if you are in the USA). They usually cost about $8 more than direct from China.
     
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    Thnx for the leads, been waffling since I am more of the out-the-door vaper.

    Wish there is a small EDC portable....
     
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  8. mcgoo99

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    hi all, long time lurker here, first time poster. i picked up the "latest" unit, the JT-29B off Amazon for $90 because i'm impatient lol. i performed a (very) quick test this morning and wanted to post initial results. i'll definitely be "testing" more in the future.

    i initially tried ordering off this website, and there were a few red flags. first, the website says they accept only VISA, but the order form itself says it only accepts MC (with a 10% discount!). it's a moot point because neither card as accepted when attempting to order. i emailed their support asking for help, and in a broken english response they said their volume was way up, something about possible international transactions, and that instead that i could pay via Western Union/Money Gram, and they would offer a 20% discount for the inconvenience. i decided it wasn't worth the risk, hence the Amazon purchase instead.


    correct, the blue housing holds four small IR transmitters (two on each side), at least that's what they look like. a couple more notes:

    the unit came with a 110V sticker, and a three-prong US plug, however the plug to the device is still only two prong, so there's no actual ground connection to/within the device, just H and N. from the documentation, there's also a JT-29A model, for 220V support. both 110 and 220 models are 100W according to the documentation, both with a 2A fuse (not verified, i haven't cracked open the device yet).

    also came with a small phillips screwdriver to turn a small dial on the side of the device, i presume to externally adjust the sensitivity of the sensors. also came with an extra insert for the chamber.

    i needed to turn that screw all the way counter-clockwise, and insert my 2018 M at an angle of 45 degrees to "make" the sensor, while the bowl was fully inside the chamber. the steady green light changes to alternating red/green when inducing heat, and there's slight clicking from the device while doing so. but the device heated up the M for several cycles without self-shutting off during any of the ramp up, so there wasn't any need to remove/insert the M at all.

    i've got a variety of dynavaps with which to test, so i'll be experimenting more and posting results here for anyone interested. so far, i like it!
     

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