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Underdog Log Vapes

Discussion in 'Plug-in Vaporizers' started by underdog, Aug 21, 2011.

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  1. amexudo

    amexudo New Member

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    Just bought a new power supply without a dimmer - 12V 2A and the log is heating.
    Takes time to heat so I'll try in a bit
     
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  2. blokenoname

    blokenoname Well-Known Member

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    Then it looks like the PS is faulty itself and indicating that with the blinking LED. As there is usually only one LED, it's multi purpose and different rhythms in blinking might point to the exact fault. One would have to look that up in the manufacturers manual/at the website, if it's noted somewhere to begin with.
     
  3. amexudo

    amexudo New Member

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    Took some hits and it's strong!
    I think since the power supply doesn't have a dimmer it's always 2 Amperes. It's similar to when I put the dial in max level (10) when I used the PS that came with the underdog.
    As someone on reddit wrote it's always probably the Power Supply since the underdog units are very reliable and well built. Props to them.
     
  4. djartiikz

    djartiikz New Member

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    Got mine a month or two ago, been on since then!

    Wonderful little piece of kit.
     
  5. sirwalter

    sirwalter Well-Known Member

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    Ive got an Underdog I'm really enjoying a lot. Amazing how efficient it is. Using it I'm finding one aspect kind of confusing and I wasn't able to find an answer in this thread.

    Is there an air intake on a Standard Mk2 Underdog? Where exactly is it? It def feels like air enters in through the DC plug hole-is that normal? Basically Im having a hard time understanding the air path. Can someone shed some light on the set up? Thanks!
     
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  6. underdog

    underdog shade-tree vapor engineer Manufacturer

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    The air intake is thru the very narrow slit(s) in the top plate of the core, you can see them just inside the retaining ring. Doesn't seem like there would be enough space but there is. A small amount of airflow can also come thru the power plug when the vape is unplugged but when it's plugged in the hole is filled with the barrel of the plug which blocks any real airflow.:2c: :peace:
     
  7. underdogette

    underdogette one in a billion Company Rep

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    Heya Dogs!

    Hope this summer's been treating you well. Just want to say that it looks like we had to change our merchant processor password, and forgot to update it on the website.... so nobody's been able to check out.

    We have that fixed now!

    So sorry for any inconveniences. Thanks a bunch guys and gals. :)
     
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  8. sirwalter

    sirwalter Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for that info, I didn't even notice the slit near the retaining ring. Yea the airflow I was noticing through the plug hole was when it was unplugged. I'm really loving the Underdog, esp. with the stainless steel tips.
     
  9. Ramensweedworld

    Ramensweedworld Member

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    Click to play YouTube Video
    here’s a shot of me using my new underdog. It’s my new daily driver I love it! Couldn’t be happier payed for itself in less then a week! I’ve count down on half the amount I use letting save so much! Absolutely in love definitely want another
     
  10. formicae

    formicae Well-Known Member

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    It never gets old seeing how long you can whitewall glass with the tiny amount in a NonG, what a great hit.

    When the time comes to clear the chamber, I just lift the NonG with the log on top of it, there's plenty of room above the taper to grab without touching the steel. I used to do it like in the vid, two-step, but sometimes it made me feel spazzy. Give it a shot if you like, it's kind of nice to have the Underdog in one hand, glass in the other, through the exhale.:smug:
     
  11. CurryLeafTreehugger

    CurryLeafTreehugger Well-Known Member

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    I WISH I knew how to use a bong! LOL!
     
  12. LazyVaper

    LazyVaper Well-Known Member

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    This is my two year anniversary with my UD! Still going strong, zero issues. I typically only use it on the weekends, and keep it securely tucked away when not in use (see below). With my "light touch" use-case, I don't see why this won't last for many, many more years.

    I posted about my case a while back...

    ...and always intended to post a picture, here goes:

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    Unfortunately, it looks like MCM Electronics (which is now Newark/Element14) doesn't carry this case any more. Boo!

    It really is perfect for my needs: the back area (behind the mesh), holds an extra power extension cable, lighter, and the ultimate stem tool (a chopstick). The big compartments hold the UD, grinder, ABV jar, and power supply. The small front compartment holds stems, my VapCap and lighter.

    I can't leave my stuff out (have little ones running around), and this case allows me to keep it all neat and nicely tucked away when not in use. If anyone knows somewhere that sells that case or an equivalent, it would be nice to know for others (or myself in case I ever get a second UD... not that I need another log vape, but I would by lying if I said I don't go look at the UD website on a semi-regular basis).

    Edit: My imgur link doesn't appear to be working...
    Edit2: Trying pic again with Tinypic... that appears to work.

    Edit3: One question: it could very well be my imagination, but it seems like the body of my UD, after having been on for a couple hours or so, gets warmer than it used to. It's not too hot to hold, but there are "hot spots" that can be a bit much. It's definitely hottest where the upper ring touches the body. Again, this could just be my imagination. But just thought I'd through that out there to see if anyone else thinks theirs gets slightly hotter as time goes on.
     
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  13. formicae

    formicae Well-Known Member

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    All of my dogs are hottest about 3/4" down from the top -- where the upper ring touches the body, like you said. Makes sense to me, it's a bit of a heat bottleneck (by design, I imagine, since it's also where the fresh air intake is) and you'd get direct conduction from the ring to the body. I do occasionally find it feels hotter or cooler on the outside, but there are a lot of variables at play, like ambient temperature, or having a window open or a fan going. I'll occasionally pick one up and be surprised at how hot it feels, but it performs the same as usual, so I reckon my hands are just extra baby that day. :) I can't correlate it with the age of the Underdog.
     
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  14. ZeroChances

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    Hello, im trying to buy an underdog but I want the Alpha dog model but it doesnt seem to be available on the website. Any ideas on how I can get an Alpha Dog?.
     
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  15. pxl_jockey

    pxl_jockey Barely-Known Member

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    @ZeroChances Forgot to reply to your post, so tagging ya instead.

    DM @underdogette for the best answer from the ultimate authority! :tup: The woman is always the one who knows what’s going on. :D
     
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  16. buddingglasshead

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    Unfortunately it may not be that simple. I purchased the last one that was available and from my understanding no more will be produced. :(

    I love it and would love to get a second in a different wood. Hopefully they bring it back!
     
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  17. pxl_jockey

    pxl_jockey Barely-Known Member

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    Thanks @buddingglasshead Yeah, I don’t know anything behind the scenes and was just hoping that she could help out. It’s odd that they’re not making any more since the website FAQ says it’s their latest invention. Do you know if they’re in a new home & shop? I saw that the next custom order window is first part of next year. Which is surely going to be a very happy time for lots of UD fans around here!
     
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  18. underdog

    underdog shade-tree vapor engineer Manufacturer

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    Hey Dogs we're still traveling the land of almost no internet but I found just enough to post real quick. :cool:


    Awesome so happy to hear you're enjoying the Pup so much and that it's already paid for itself! Great video too, thanks for sharing!


    Yeah I love those cases too and have been trying to find another good source for them.. will post here if/when that happens.

    As far as the Dog feeling hotter to the touch, yeah it's possible but I'd probably caused by factors outside the Underdog itself. Things like seasonal or daily/monthly changes in the power grid, ambient temperature, ambient humidity (this can have a big effect), etc.
    Over time the Underdog itself slowly gets cooler as the heating element ages (all elements not just our custom one).


    Doh! Yeah they were an experimental product to gauge interest so we could see if there was enough demand for a full production run. Unfortunately there wasn't quite enough interest and now we're out. We might revisit the idea and see if anything has changed demand wise but that won't be anytime real soon. :2c: :\

    We'll be sure to post here if/when anything changes in that regard. :cheers:
     
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  19. TheSaddestShitIsImBadAsIt

    TheSaddestShitIsImBadAsIt Well-Known Member

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    Just ordered one of these beauties (after 2.5ish years of internal debate) Being in Australia, is there anything I need other than a wall outlet adapter to make this work? Thanks and I’m very excited to finally have a log!!
     
  20. Ramensweedworld

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    Has anyone had an issue with the underdog not heating up hot enough in colder months? It’s gotten very cold here in nyc and I’m wondering if that’s the reason I’ve been having to up the temp. I had to have it all the way up to 10 to even get vapor when usually a 7 is fine. Put the temp down a lil bit because I was afraid of combusting as I have done before in my underdog and it just got extremely cold. Usually it’s so hot I can’t touch it but now it’s litteraly cold. During use it goes completely cold too which is sad because I love hitting my underdog all day everyday. Ive shot a message to underdog but just wondering if anyone has helpful info on what I could do to fix this. I just have the power supply not a vvps but would getting one help with this problem?
     
  21. Diggy Smalls

    Diggy Smalls Notorious

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    I live in upstate NY and my ud never gets cold when turned on. I have an older sur core, but that runs a little cooler than newer models, and it's always warm. There might be an issue with the dog, but I'll not a professional so my opinion is worth the bandwidth you used to download it
     
  22. Ramensweedworld

    Ramensweedworld Member

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    Aw that sucks guess I wait for the customer service to get back
    To me :(
     
  23. underdog

    underdog shade-tree vapor engineer Manufacturer

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    Hi Ramens, Underdogette and myself are traveling and have had very limited internet access but I imagine she's long since responded to any message(s) you sent.

    Assuming she's contacted you: did she get you squared away and what was the problem/solution?

    I suspect a cord or power supply issue since the Dogs themselves are nearly bulletproof? :2c:
     
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  24. Ramensweedworld

    Ramensweedworld Member

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    Yes she got back to me and we all came to the same conclusion that it was the cords. Your customer service is the best! I’m getting a replacement power supply and extension cords. Glad to hear they are so sturdy hoping this dog lasts me for a while since it is my number uno vape at the moment
     
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  25. KidFated.

    KidFated. We Don't Even Live Here..

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    Are you still doing banksia pods ever?
     
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