What power supply are you using?
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Email sent.Sorry to report, my flix has arrived but is not working properly. It makes a strange kinda buzzing sound when I try to heat my vapcap but does not heat the cap, also the leds are not lighting up properly.
Any one else had this problem?
Thanks, it's the information I needed.The FD is too big and heavy to carry comfortably in pants, and I don't even wear tight pants.
It's a long wait but it is certainly worth it.
that sounds really good. but why not even go further? Maybe a case with a built-in battery that can be attached or detached from Flix so that it can be turned into a desktop or pocket heater of your choice. Or maybe a V2 Deluxe with the Flix innovations and a bit smaller
Thanks for your comments, @dantemaniaco. Believe me, if the Flux Deluxe were easier and quicker to build I would definitely build more of them.definitely want a Deluxe but the yearlong waitlist pulls me back, if you put returned units or the like back in the store again I will throw myself into one like a hyena, I didn't see the last ad on time; I do not care about the color, type of coil or the extras.
I think this is the biggest drawback of the device, you should expand the business
So basically a Flix docking station. I could go for a Flix and a couple docks.that sounds really good. but why not even go further? Maybe a case with a built-in battery that can be attached or detached from Flix so that it can be turned into a desktop or pocket heater of your choice. Or maybe a V2 Deluxe with the Flix innovations and a bit smaller
we always want more and more
Man, y'all keep confusing me! When you say "heat lower on the cap", you mean closer to the stem, near the bottom of the bowl, but farther away from the tip, right? It's just an orientation/perspective thing, but if the DV in standing erect (LOL) in the I.H. then "lower" (to ME) would be more towards the Tip ... which, I guess is "higher on the cap" by your thinking. English is amusing ... remember the comedian Gallagher? "Why do we park in a driveway and drive on the parkway" or Huey Lewis "Sometimes, bad is bad".
Of course, I love your transparencyThanks for your comments, @dantemaniaco. Believe me, if the Flux Deluxe were easier and quicker to build I would definitely build more of them.
Unfortunately, it is neither of those things: it isn't easy to build and I simply cannot build them as quickly as people would like. I am also reluctant to involve a third party in their construction as a) the design has enough tight tolerances and critical areas that I hesitate to contract with a third-party to make them, and b) no one wants to pay $250 - $300 per Flux Deluxe, which is what they are likely to cost if I have someone else manufacturer them them for me.
I've been making heaters for a few years now, and this step from "making these in batches in my garage" to "contracting with a factory to make these devices in the hundreds or thousands" is an enormously large step!! It's hard to be an industrialist, or even a junior industrialist™ wannabe: there's risk, there are large capital expenses, and doing it with any ability requires its own skill set. It's not as easy as it may seem from the movies.
The Flix is my attempt to move past some of issues that keep me from scaling up the production of the Flux Deluxe. It's design is simpler and has fewer "critical fit" areas, so its production scales much better. It has the potential to be portable, but it's only been on the market since June 9, so portability is still in its future. I'll get past these teething issues soon, I hope, and can begin to explore more of its potential as a portable unit.
Hopefully that explanation is helpful.
Curious to see you going to document results based on battery charge?View attachment 1867
I don’t know much about electronics, a bit about batteries, but I do know @TommyDee likes to make things, TINY!
This is the smallest I can make a plug-in voltage tester. The built in LED meter on my Fluxer Deluxe is fine for a quick check, but GEEKS like to see the actual voltage, and fun to see it drop when you do a VC cycle.
PLUG: 2.1mm x 5.5mm
SHRINK WRAP TUBING: 1.25” diameter
VOLTAGE METER: 2.5-30 volts
Just mental notes. You can start to see and feel the difference in both timing and results as the voltage drops from fresh charge of 12.6volts DC. You can see how much the voltage temporarily drops, and the fairly fast rebound, depending of course on the health and internal resistance of your 3 - MATCHED 18650 batteries. Each 3 heating cycles, seems to drop my Sony VTC-5 bats by “.1” volt, at least at the beginning.Curious to see you going to document results based on battery charge?