After several months of development, I am proud to announce the first production version of the miniVVPS. This device has been honed into a sleek, reliable product by the beta team and general FC community, and I am very grateful for all of the support I have received during the longer than expected wait time. They are now available at VapePower.ca This latest version is a major departure from the technology used in the previous version. The miniVVPS is no longer just a step down converter, which would take in a higher voltage and put out a low one (i.e. 16v to 12.3v). The new miniVVPS is capable of switching power in either direction, meaning we can use lower voltage adapters (like the very common 12v adapter) and still be able to put out higher voltage output. Both the input and output jacks are protected by self-resetting fuses to protect you from shorts or surges. This newfound flexibility is a huge difference. The miniVVPS no longer restricts you to the adapter it came with; allowing you to use the cords you already own with your log vapes. The input voltage can range from 5 – 15v DC, meaning you could use your laptop charger, plug it into your car or even powerful USB ports! As well, you can pick up replacement power adapters at Wal-Mart or any other big box store. I’d received a few requests to build in a system for displaying the input voltage, but I have not made this a standard option as I feel that is irresponsible. This could give the user the idea that monitoring the input voltage is an acceptable or safe way to monitor a battery discharge, when in reality that task should be performed by a dedicated protection circuit which can monitor each cell individually to stop the battery well before an issue happens. Seeing the voltage of the battery as a whole tells you little about the actual condition of the battery, and is not a good indication of current capacity. I think this is a feature that adds extra cost for questionable benefit. That being said, if it’s a feature your dead set on having, I can accommodate that for you at a small increase in cost and the mutual understanding you will never use a rechargeable battery without a protection circuit with it. If you are unsure whether or not a particular battery has a protection circuit on it, contact me and we will find out. But speaking of batteries, I wanted to share with you what I think is one of the coolest new feature of the miniVVPS; it’s new efficiency opens up a whole new range of battery options. Drill batteries, car batteries, even AA Alkaline batteries are now options for powering your vaporizer. Don’t believe me? I wouldn’t blame you; we’ve had the discussion many times here at FC and always end up concluding that AA’s are just too weak to vaporize well. But we never took into consideration the crazy efficiency of the miniVVPS! Here’s a video of me effortlessly white walling a big tube off of 8 ‘AA’ batteries. Click to play YouTube Video These 8 “AA” cell batteries provided more than enough power to run my log for an hour and a half at full temp. The miniVVPS had no problem converting the battery power into a clean 12.3v (my preferred spot) of power. The HI heated up as fast as usual, to the exact same temperature. The batteries hardly even get warm, peaking at around 45C right before they died. I’m just putting the finishing touches on a battery holster which will be available soon. I am still working on my Lithium Rechargeable, but for now, I think this is a perfect solution for anyone who wants to have a quick vape in the wilderness or elsewhere on the go. AA batteries are cheap and readily available around the world. The standard miniVVPS package will include: 1 controller box 1 vaporizer cord 1 tester This will come to 45 dollars in total. This does not include a power adapter, as most log vape owners are going already own one that will work perfectly. Optional Accessories include: Extra power adapters for 12 dollars Extra vaporizer cords will be 10 dollars. The AA battery holder for 15 dollars Alligator clip input/output cord for 8 dollars. You can place your order at VapePower.ca The next batch of miniVVPS will soon be available for preorder on my site, with an expected 1 – 2 week lead time. Shipping will vary depending on where you are, but the miniVVPS is so small it fits into a flat rate box even with the dial poking up; so it won’t be terribly expensive. I am open to the idea of making unique units, based on individual requests so long as they are safe and feasible. Some examples of custom options would be different colored displays, different knob locations/styles, or enclosure options. I will be offering painted miniVVPS in the future, with both predesigned units and custom painting as an option. These will be more expensive based on the complexity of the artwork. Custom units will range anywhere from 50 to 100$ for the most complex additions. All units will carry a six month warranty, and have lifetime technical support via email/FC. Even once your warranty expires, I’ll still repair your unit any provide you with upgrade options if new features are implemented in the future. If I’ve missed anything, feel free to ask any questions you may have below. Thanks for everything FC!