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Fluxer Heaters, induction heaters for Dynavap

Stonedbadger

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The variable 12v 10a power supply that was recommend. Ive tried from 8v to 12v with no success
 
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mr_cfromcali

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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?

Cheers
Email sent.

Unfortunately, this is another instance of the MOSFET failure some Flix owners have experienced. I am working on the issue and hope to have a handle on it soon.

This issue didn't appear during testing, which doesn't excuse it, but the MOSFET failures have been a surprise. The Flix is very much a child of the Flux Deluxe and reuses most of that heater's design and components. The Flux Deluxe has been quite stable for the last year, and as the Flix worked consistently during testing, I expected the Flix to continue to work just as well in other people's homes. The Flix seems to have other ideas about that, at least in some cases, and it's clear I still have some work to do to close this gap.

I stand behind my heaters and will make sure than anyone affected by this situation is satisfied with their heater or give them a refund. If this happens to you, please send me an email (fluxerheaters@gmail.com preferred) and we will take it from there.

Thanks again for your support. I know this issue hasn't affected every Flix owner, but it's affected more than it should have. I am very sorry if it affects you. :nod:
 
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dantemaniaco

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How do you see the Fluxer Deluxe carrying it all day long? Is it not too wide to wear it in tight pants?

A Flix-sized IH would be great along with a battery. I always say that the manufacturer that achieves a really pocket size IH will blow up the market

I 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:LOL::LOL:
 
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dantemaniaco

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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.
Thanks, it's the information I needed.

Surely I will join the list anyway but I don't have any IH yet and it is very frustrating😭
 
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dantemaniaco

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Welcome to the forum @dantemaniaco :cheers: How about a Flix and a car adapter?
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😂 😂
 
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mr_cfromcali

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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:LOL::LOL:
Thanks 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.

Cheers!
 

NexVision

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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😂 😂
So basically a Flix docking station. I could go for a Flix and a couple docks.
 
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Mono Loco

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If I used SS routinely as my go to tip type, I would probably as @mr_cfromcali about raising my coil a bit so as to heat lower on the cap and get more energy into the SS before the tip clicked.
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".
 

dantemaniaco

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Thanks 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.

Cheers!
Of course, I love your transparency

But Dynavap is growing very fast, vapcap is becoming a very popular device, you should grow with it and get rich😜
 
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RustyOldNail

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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
 

NexVision

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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
Curious to see you going to document results based on battery charge?
 
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RustyOldNail

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Curious to see you going to document results based on battery charge?
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.
 
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TommyDee

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4.2V is a peek li-ion charge. It quickly settles to the 3.7V range (11.1@3S). When the cells are mostly depleted, they quickly drop below 3.5V [10.5V/3S] resting which means they are ready for a charge. Definitely charge if they drop to 9V while firing.

What voltage are you seeing when firing on a fresh charge?
 
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