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VapCap Induction Heater for Desktop and in Car Use

Discussion in 'DIY' started by Pipes, Nov 23, 2016.

  1. Pipes

    Pipes Addicted DIY Enthusiast Accessory Maker

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  2. Phenix

    Phenix Well-Known Member

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    This pic is really precious! Will com in handy.
    Banggood stuff arrived in 2 weeks btw while aliexpress stuff from November did not even got delivered..
     
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    SloJimFizz Unknown Member

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    Did you sketch that after falling off the toilet too? Brilliant minds thinking alike and all. :science:

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  4. CIWYW

    CIWYW Active Member

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    Thanks Pipes! Really appreciate your efforts! Will come back here when I am actually finished!

    EDIT: I am gonna order some batteries. Do I just get the stronges 18650 batteries available?
     
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  5. Phenix

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    On thentopic of stealthiness: there are those. „Storage Coca Cola cans“. If that head be possible it had be really discreet..
     
  6. Summer

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  7. V-apE

    V-apE ☮☮☮

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    Youhoeeeee Pipes,is it my turn yet?:wave:

    By Holy George i really need a Portside.

    But my grandma always said.......Good comes to..........:rockon:

    But she didn't had a saying for impatient people.:D
     
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  8. phattpiggie

    phattpiggie Well-Known Member Accessory Maker

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    Cheese, kief, CBD crystals and a bit of concentrate to round it off.
    Click to play YouTube Video
     
  9. kaisersosay415

    kaisersosay415 Well-Known Member

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    Game changer
     
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  10. yungstar

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    I've never gotten a hit like that.... the skelly seems to be heating it up but the draw resistance is always so high on my dynavap. Do you block the carb? What am I doing wrong lol
     
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  11. phattpiggie

    phattpiggie Well-Known Member Accessory Maker

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    @yungstar It's an M tip and a no carb stem.

    The addition of kief, crystals and concentrate are what makes the hits so big.

    That and the constant topping up of the heat. The IH makes this easier.
     
  12. DataRocks

    DataRocks Well-Known Member

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    question, while powered but without a metal inside.. do your coils get very hot?
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  13. Pipes

    Pipes Addicted DIY Enthusiast Accessory Maker

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    Yes they do. You should not have it on unless your using it. Sitting with no load, it still draws close to 2 amps.
    Sitting idle, it will slowly heat until the enamel starts to burn off which only takes about 2-3 minutes to start to smoke. This is why you need an insertion switch of sorts.
     
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  14. Phenix

    Phenix Well-Known Member

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    @Pipes

    Did I got it alright: you speak of the tactile switch which is there to start the induction heating?
     
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  15. Pipes

    Pipes Addicted DIY Enthusiast Accessory Maker

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    Yes, it's a low current switch controlling a high current FET transistor switch.
     
  16. phattpiggie

    phattpiggie Well-Known Member Accessory Maker

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    LHS cables to the heater
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  17. Pipes

    Pipes Addicted DIY Enthusiast Accessory Maker

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    OK guys. Good news! The 1st batch PSMinis are complete and I've reached out to everyone on that list. If I missed anyone, let me know.
    Just a couple notes for the new owners.
    The battery indicator as well as charge port are now on the output of the on/off switch. Meaning it needs to be in the on position to charge.
    Charge indicator is on the charger.
    The batteries are shipped at around 1/2 charge so they need to be charged before use.
    Besides that, enjoy!:science:
    :smug:
     
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  18. GreenHopper

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    Great news, thank you @Pipes.

    Can we use the same charger as our PortSide?
     
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  19. Pipes

    Pipes Addicted DIY Enthusiast Accessory Maker

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    Yes you can. Same charger. :nod:
     
  20. MinnBobber

    MinnBobber Well-Known Member

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    Hi, can you post a picture of the final mini version? Thanks
    And a description of battery/charger--- what battery, does it come with a charger? If not, what exact charger is needed, etc?

    Thanks
    PM'd you as I think I was the first to get on mini list but recvd nothing lately
     
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  21. DataRocks

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    Thanks! Just added a switch.
     
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  22. Pipes

    Pipes Addicted DIY Enthusiast Accessory Maker

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    I'll do one better.
    Here is a dis-assembly video to see the simplicity of this puppy. Comes with everything you need but the VC and goodies to put in it.

    Click to play YouTube Video
     
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  23. GreenHopper

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    Elegant design man, about as small as it could get. What I really like is how accessible all the components are despite the compact design.

    Nicely done :tup:
     
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  24. Carl Hempel

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    Very excited that a PS mini will be heading my way soon! I've been really enjoying the Jarhead, and can't wait to experience induction unplugged out & about.
     
  25. unsettledbox

    unsettledbox New Member

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    @Pipes anyway you can upload an expanded view of how the skeletor is wire up? Not sure im reading the last schematic correctly. First time doing something of this nature
     
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