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VapCap Induction Heater for Desktop and in Car Use

TommyDee

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Cool, thanks @Pipes . White silicone it is.

My Shoe-Goo is setting up pretty hard on this old tube I've been using so I was going to look for something more proper for long term use. Shoe-Goo over the years will continue to cure until it becomes a light brownish transucent hard plastic tenaciously holding onto whatever it originally bonded to. Pretty much a 10-year cure-time epoxy :cool:
 

BabyFacedFinster

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Tried my new Dynacrafts wood stem for the first time today. Put a 19M tip on it and then right into my PSM. A very nice combo. I had a couple questions just be sure with my reckoning.

I allowed my PSM battery to fully charge and discharge four times from when I started using it. I assume that after the break in period, I can now plug it in at a half charge to top it off without doing harm to the battery? Or do you still decrease the life of the battery over time by recharging mid-way.

And if I may, I wanted to ask an adapter question not related because we often talk about chargers here. I have a device that I need to get an AC adapter for. All I have is that it needs to be 18VAC, 500MA and 2.1mm. Can anyone tell me if this adapter would be a match?
 
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TommyDee

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Technically @BabyFacedFinster , you are requesting an AC adapter not a DC adapter that is link you provided. What kind of equipment are you powering with this?

This one is rated for 18V AC output. The 1000ma rating is pretty close to the 500ma rating. Typically these are minimum requirement ratings so there is leeway in this difference.
 
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BabyFacedFinster

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It's for some audio equipment. The manual says that the "wall transformer supplies 18 volt RMS AC power to the device at the power jack." Does that help?
 
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BabyFacedFinster

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LabPong

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Already did ,thank!
Which one were you looking to get? I have the older Jarhead and Skeletor, and recently the Caldron. The Caldron is nice.....I like the updated 8amp PS that makes it heat pretty fast. It is like 3-4 seconds as compared to my Jarhead that is 8-9 seconds heat up time.
 
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CybrGuy

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I haven't tried the Caldron, but I have a JarHead, which was it's predecessor. It completely changed my relationship with VapCaps, at home anyway. I'm expecting a PSM soon which should do the same for away use. The inclusion of an IH, almost anyone's, appreciably enlarges the circle of folks I expect to fall in love with George's creations. I loved them with a torch, but I love them more with an IH.
 

CybrGuy

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My PSM arrived today. Fastest anything has ever come through customs. I really wasn't expecting it before Monday, tho I am happy to have it now.

@Pipes Quick question. The charger connector doesn't go very deep into the socket, tho the light does turn red to indicate charging. Should I force it deeper or leave it shallow as long as the light changes?

Excited to try this out. :clap:
 

LabPong

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My PSM arrived today. Fastest anything has ever come through customs. I really wasn't expecting it before Monday, tho I am happy to have it now.

@Pipes Quick question. The charger connector doesn't go very deep into the socket, tho the light does turn red to indicate charging. Should I force it deeper or leave it shallow as long as the light changes?

Excited to try this out. :clap:
My jarhead is sort of like that with the cord connection. But if the plug and connection is exact on all Caldrons recently...then you should have about 3-4mm of space between the black plastic parts of both connectors where you can still at least see 2+mm of the metal contact between them.
 

CybrGuy

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My JarHead goes much further in, but I don't think there is a problem with the PSM. The light goes red and it isn't loose.
 
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Thunderstealer1337

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My PSM arrived today. Fastest anything has ever come through customs. I really wasn't expecting it before Monday, tho I am happy to have it now.
Lucky, i ordered mine 2 Fridays ago after hearing day of shipment that my other IH is delayed and have been clicking canada customs like crazy - still hasnt moved since the 6th when did you buy yours?
 

withoutbliss

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been showing my portside mini a lil too much love. heating it maybe 5 times in a row til the tip of my switch fell off. it doesn't click anymore but it still works if i press hard enough. is the driver modular on the google docs the "best" 1 i can buy or are there other compatible drivers i can consider?
 
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ginger_bier

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been showing my portside mini a lil too much love. heating it maybe 5 times in a row til the tip of my switch fell off. it doesn't click anymore but it still works if i press hard enough. is the driver modular on the google docs the "best" 1 i can buy or are there other compatible drivers i can consider?
My switch died recently and I had to switch out the driver. It's a custom piece, built by Pipes, and not something you can get elsewhere.
 

Ringo

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My Portside Mini won't turn off. I can turn it off with the on/off switch but as soon as I turn the switch on, the LED lights up and the unit starts heating (without inserting anything into the hole). Does this mean my mosfet is bad? Or, is it the switch? @Pipes
 
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