Sign me up Jeff, I want that dark green one, it matches my FD!!
The Flite looks amazing~! I actually have 18350s from a mech mod I bought recently, so I'm excited.
Would there be a wooden case version of it available, or and is it gonna have the same (or different) colors than the FD?
Oh, and will we get the option to get this if we're already on the list, or will it be a separate option the way that the Flix has been? My birthday is in October, I'm excited
So when will you be releasing the battery adapter? I already have a flix I'm really interestThanks for posting those pics, @Jethro! Call me biased, but I think they look great! Use them in good health!
I may be the only one interested in this next thing, so go ahead and call it a vanity project, but I got the first version of the DeWalt 12V battery breakout boards back from my PCB manufacturer, and they turned out better than I expected. They aren't perfect, but they are perfectly functional. Check 'em out:
I think I can offer a simplified version of this like the one above for around $5 as a bare bones item, power cable and shipping not included (though if you ordered with a Flix it would ship with a Flix and wouldn't add any add'l shipping cost.).
I'd also like to bundle it with a power cable, but that may raise the price to ~$8-to-$10.
Taking this one step further, I also drew up a couple of versions with built-in battery meters, but a meter pushes the price up even more, to around $15 each, which may be more than people want to spend? (And I am not sure if anyone else even wants to persue this, so if you are at all interested in something like this, please let me know! ) BTW, they do make 7000 mAh versions of these battery packs that are reasonable priced, so if you are looking for high capacity portability, this is a pretty good solution.
Finally, if anyone was curious, this is what's inside these battery packs:
Open them up and you find 3x 18650 cells in series, in a custom plastic case. The connecting metal strips are neatly spot welded in place, directly to the tops of the batteries. Simple and done. Also, it would be very straightforward to replace these presumably crappy cells with some of better quality if one wished.
In other Fluxer news: I'm working on some delayed orders from the September 2019 Flux Deluxe cohort, and should finish those up by tomorrow. I'll add some additional Flix to the store after that - I just paid the invoice for the second order of Flix cases and switches. Those should be here next week, so the net batch of Flix I post for sale should include raw and red as colors, assuming the manufacturer delivers what I ordered.
I'll send out the emails for the next Flux Deluxe cohort (October 2019) after that, in what I think will be about two weeks.
Thanks, all! I'll probably be back with more info later, but I wanted to post the above updates now.
So when will you be releasing the battery adapter? I already have a flix I'm really interest
Flix: Almost finished with a fresh batch for the store, and expect to post more for sale late Sunday night Pacific time. We'll see how that goes, but that's my plan. I would like to add 20-30 Flix to the store by late Sunday night Pacific time (as I hope to do).
This is great! I'm on standby hoping that they'll come back.
Also does anyone know how the Flix compares to the Caldron, since they're similar form factors? Has anyone done a direct comparison before?
Also, does anyone know how the Green and Dark Green differ?
I pulled some photos off Reddit:
Is this the green?
Hi, @Lynch , those are dark green, which is the only green the Flix comes in.
There are pics on my fluxerheaters.com site:
Thanks. I am making Flix PCBs in the shop now, actually. I’ll post some Flix to the store in a few more hours, after these are done. I’m traveling in the morning want to get these PCBs finished before I go. I’ll start shipping any Flix that sell this week on Wednesday or Thursday, when I’m back.
Order placed for gun metal! Thanks!OK, 24 Flix (3x each color) just dropped in the store, as well as the battery adapters and a few VV PSUs. Have at! More will be coming soon, too, so don't feel this is your only chance.
I will be offline (mostly) tomorrow and traveling. I'll be back to begin fulfilling orders on by Thursday.
I have this power supply on my 16mm Flix and it does the job.Exciting, thanks for the response!
Last question I've got before I can decide on an order (whenever you have the time), how do the 16mm thin wall and the 16mm medium wall compare?
I have the latest Ti tip, and hoping to get dense/thick vapour, clear the bowl in 2-3 hits in total.
If anyone knows, how do the two compare? They seem very close.
Edit: Also is there a recommended/best AC adapter for the Flix? I don't mind if it costs more, but looking for the best option out there.
I found this power supply that seems to match the Flix's requirements of 12VDC, 10A current, 5.5mm x 2.5mm DC barrel plug.
COOLM 12V 10A Power Adapter AC 100-240V to DC 12V 10A Power Supply Charger with 5.5mm x 2.5mm DC Plug for LED Strips Lighting: Amazon.ca: Tools & Home ImprovementFind thousands of tools and home improvement products at low prices. Shop online for power tools, hand tools, hardware, building supplies, and more at Amazon.cawww.amazon.ca
Is this a good option or has anyone tried it? I've been searching and trying to find the best/most robust option!
I really like the option of dropping the voltage and get a less aggressive heat up for my herb when I need it or I can go full power and finish the cap in a couple of hits.
I reached out on YouTube & hopefully got on the flix waiting list with the new battery pack option. Would like a raw unfinished aluminium version with green led & red indication for when it's heating. Happy vaping to all. ✌Sorry/ I have not finished the data prep yet, so no emails for October have gone out yet. I had intended to get to that last week, but something else required my immediate attention. I finally finished that other thing today, so I'll be moving on to the October emails next. I hope to get them out this week. Sorry for the extra delay.
A few other updates:
Flix: I am currently making several dozen Flix PCBs and expect to be posting more to the Fluxer store soon, probably over the weekend or next week. The circuit board revisions - plus some add'l development - took longer than anticipated, and as a result it's been about six weeks since I had inventory for sale in the store. Stuff happens, but I hadn't intended to take such a long break from making new heaters. I like the development process, but I think it's in a good spot, and I'm eager to get back to making heaters for people.
Flix Battery Pack Adapters: Hey hey! The first version w/integrated battery meter is done and will be available for purchase when the Flix go back on sale in the store. I'm pretty happy with these, and think they'll be solid performers. Check 'em out:
Fluxer Heaters DeWalt® DCB120 12VDC Battery Pack Adapter w/18AWG power cable; US$15 (+ shipping if purchased separately):
- custom battery pack adapter, with battery meter and 2.5MM x 5.5mm DC port
- 50cm (19") 18AWG power cable with 2.5mm x 5.5mm ends
That's the latest. I'll have some more updates soon - and maybe an announcement, too - after the next shipment of circuit boards get here on Monday or Tuesday.
I reached out on YouTube & hopefully got on the flix waiting list with the new battery pack option. Would like a raw unfinished aluminium version with green led & red indication for when it's heating. Happy vaping to all. ✌
You've made a wise decision that you will not regret. I've had both of Pipes' heaters and while they are fantastic units and well assembled, Jeff's (@mr_cfromcali) are simply on another level. I was very lucky to find a second hand Delux and just ordered a gunmetal Flix with the VV. The options available to customize your results just can't be found anywhere else. I'm Fluxwad for life!Just ordered a Flix in orange with the variable voltage power supply and the 16mm medium wallet insert. I'm eager to the performance differences to my 2 pipes IH's, now the hard part is the waiting time
You've made a wise decision that you will not regret. I've had both of Pipes' heaters and while they are fantastic units and well assembled, Jeff's (@mr_cfromcali) are simply on another level. I was very lucky to find a second hand Delux and just ordered a gunmetal Flix with the VV. The options available to customize your results just can't be found anywhere else. I'm Fluxwad for life!
That's a good idea, I have a 15mm Flux and a 16mm Flix with the medium glass and like how my Flix soaks a little longer. But with the variable voltage you can have both "quick to click" or "slow to soak" with one device. Never thought of that.
Jeff, with the Flite and having one coil size, what size are you leaning towards? 15mm might be a good idea with the variable voltage PSU.
I think 15mm is the only option on the Flite due to the case. I believe that’s why he added PWM to the Flite.
I was about to pull the trigger but I think the flight is what I should wait for. My indecisiveness always does this to me. My apologies on any inconvenience. Also curious if you've considered a small circle swivel hinge that covers the coil & glass to prevent any pocket lint or debris from entering the device. Just a suggestion but I'm sure that would add to cost and take extra time. Can't wait till OctoberHi @Schmelly G , I am traveling today but have time now for a quick reply. I have the items you want now in the Fluxer web store - the raw aluminum Flix (3 cases still in the store at the moment, plus more cases in reserve) and also the battery adapters with the built-in battery meter:
Please feel free to order.
Thanks. I’ll post more tonight when I’m back.