It used to be that if you wanted to have a smoking session with a DynaVap VapCap, you needed a can of butane and a torch lighter. Also required were a steady hand, an active flame, and some ingenuity (after a great deal of trial and error, of course).
Thanks to the advent of technology and the creation of the induction heater, these things are no longer necessary; in fact, induction heaters have made using a DynaVap VapCap a whole lot easier, safer, and just plain enjoyable. That’s because induction heaters emit consistent heating with absolutely no flame.
What is a DynaVap induction heater? How does it work? What are the advantages and disadvantages? Why should you consider using one? To find the answers to these questions – and to discover the very best options on the market – keep on reading!
What is a DynaVap Induction Heater?
DynaVap induction heaters are specially designed with state-of-the-art technologies to quickly and easily deliver consistent heat to a VapCap portable vaporizer with just the push of a button. With one of these handy devices, you no longer need to use the two-handed approach to light your vaporizer, and you don’t have to worry struggling to light – and keep lit – a torch lighter; nor do you have to worry about the risk of burning yourself or anyone (or anything) else.
You can also say goodbye to the alarming and annoying hissing and twirling that often happens when the old-school approach is used. Instead, you can just press a VapCap into the chamber of your induction heater, wait for the click to occur, and voila! – you can sit back, relax, and enjoy consistent heat and the yummy goodness from your vaporizer.
What is DynaVap?
DynaVap is designs, engineers, and manufactures state-of-the-art, battery-free, easy-to- use vaporizers right in the good ole USA, Wisconsin to be exact. All of their devices are made in-house and are comprised of premium-quality materials like stainless steel and titanium to ensure long-lasting durability.
The DynaVap family is committed to providing the highest quality products, and they are vaping enthusiasts, themselves – and their commitment and their enthusiasm really shows in the battery-free vaporizers that they produce. Seriously, they are some of the best on the market.
Maximized Performance and Optimized Designs
All of the DynaVap Thermal Extraction devices are designed and constructed to enhance performance without sacrificing design. Every single detail is thoughtfully crafted, carefully machined, and expertly assembled in the company’s own facilities to ensure that they produce the highest quality products possible.
Fast and Smooth Induction Heaters
State-of-the-art, aesthetically pleasing, easy to use, exceptionally durable, battery-free vaporizers aren’t all that DynaVap makes. They also make revolutionary induction heaters, which really have made the process of igniting their vaporizers so much easier, safer, and enjoyable.
With their induction heaters, consistent heat will be delivered to your vaporizer with minimal to no effort, in a matter of seconds. They offer both battery- and wall-powered induction heaters, and both options deliver precise and rapid heat. According to DynaVap, their efficient heating methods are the “future of the dry herb vaporizer industry”.
What is an Induction Heater?
The induction heaters that DynaVap designs and manufactures are unparalleled. That’s because they deliver clean, efficient, consistent, safe, and cost-effective heat. The induction heating equipment that they use in their devices completely prevents the risk of hot spot development and delivers delightful draws each and every time.
The high frequency heating method that is used in these induction heating systems lets you use your DynaVap vaporizers at high temperatures on a continuous basis, without having to worry about ever becoming too hot to handle.
How does a VapCap Induction Heater Work?
The inductive heating process might sound complex, but it’s really quite simple. It involves heating up conductive materials, such as steel, by delivering a flow of alternating current through an induction coil (hence why it’s called an “induction heater”), which then creates a magnetic field.
A supply of power – either battery or a wall outlet – delivers a current through an inductor, as well as the component that has to be heated. Conductive materials are used to deliver a heating effect at a higher frequency than most other induction systems use.
When a DynaVap VapCap is inserted into the induction coil, an electromagnet is established by oscillating a high frequently current, which flows back and forth through the coil. This oscillation creates disruptions at a rapid rate to the magnetic field in the Cap, and Eddy currents are then conducted. The Eddy currents heat the Cap quickly via the process of Joule heating, which then causes a click.
Typically, the induction heaters that are used to heat the vaporizers that DynaVap makes use zero voltage switches (ZVS) circuits to operate. The ZVS circuit utilizes electrical switches, which are referred to as MOSFETs, resistors, diodes, capacitors, and inductors, to turn DC current into AC currents; but not just any AC current: high frequency AC current, which are then passed through the induction work coil to heat the DynaVap vaporizer.
There may be a lot of different brands of induction heaters on the market, but they aren’t all created equally. A well designed induction furnace can be so powerful that it can actually melt metals that are electrically conduction. When used as a method to deliver heat for the VapCap, a significantly smaller supply of power can be used.
DynaVap induction heaters are designed so that they take into consideration the specific factors that are necessary for the application. Some of the most common factors that can alter the way an induction heater is tuned include the following:
- The geometry of the induction work coil
- The wattage of the power supply
- The cap replacement relative to the coil
- The capacitance
By modifying each heating element, you can adjust the range of frequency, the penetration of heat, and the final temperature when the click occurs. Since DynaVap is committed to making the highest quality and most reliable products possible, and because they are always striving to make the products they offer even better, they come up with and test out changes and features on a regular basis so that they can perfect the click for users.
The History of Induction Heating
While you may have only recently heard the term, induction heating isn’t anything new. In fact, the basic principle of induction heating dates back to 1831, when it was first discovered by Michael Faraday.
Faraday’s discoveries were used in the design of industrial applications throughout a variety of fields that are still in used today. The DynaCap induction heaters, of course, are just one example of the applications that Faraday’s discoveries are used in.
The Pros and Cons of DynaVap Induction Heaters
As with everything in life, there are positives and negatives associated with the line of induction heaters that are designed and manufactured by DynaVap. The following are the positive and the downsides to these devices.
- They’re very easy to use
- The eliminate twirling
- Guesswork is eliminated, so vaping sessions are much more consistent
- There’s no need to worry about finding or fumbling a lighter or butane
- Improved safety, as there’s no fire to contend with
- The DynaVap induction heaters are pricier than old fashioned lighters and rolling papers
- While they generate consistent heat, that heat isn’t as strong or quite as instant as actual fire can be when say, lighting a fat preroll.
The Bottom Line
Whether you’re a long-time fan of DynaVap products or you just don’t like using a lighter to ignite your vaporizers, induction heaters are a fantastic alternative. While there may be a lot of companies that design and manufacture induction heaters to be used with vaporizers, DynaVap really stands ahead of the rest.
Why You Should Use a DynaVap Induction Heater
Two words can be used to explain why you should ditch the torch and use a DynaVap induction heater to heat your vaporizer, instead: consistency and ease. While just two words can be used to describe why you should invest in one of these induction heaters, allow us to further elaborate.
Wielding a torch really is an art form, and it demands a steep learning curve, which you need to work through before you can start generating the kind of hits that you’re going to want for your DynaVap VapCap. Several factors need to be considered and attended to when you’re using at torch; you have to figure out which part of the cap you heat up, how to rotate the stem, and how close you should get to the flame, for example.
Needless to say, these things can be complicated and frustrating to figure out. With an induction heater, these are things that you won’t have to worry about. They’re a lot easier to use, they’re way more reliable, and the deliver the most consistent heating you can possibly get.
To summarize, with so many benefits, despite the price tag, which is higher than a torch, there really aren’t a lot of reasons why you shouldn’t use a DynaVap induction heater to heat your DynaVap VapCap.
The Best DynaVap Induction Heaters
DynaVap makes a variety of induction heaters, including options that are powered by battery and models that are powered by a wall outlet. While all of the models they offer are thoughtfully designed, well-made, and reliable, the following, in our opinion, are the best-of-the-best.
The Apollo 2
The Apollo 2 Induction Heater is DynaVap’s entry-level induction heater. It’s the perfect choice for first-time users, or for experienced induction heater users who want to keep a unit set up at home. It’s powered by a wall outlet and the plug is rather chunky and bulky, so you probably aren’t going to want to tote it around; however, despite this, everything else about this entry level induction heater is great!
It’s equipped with a small magnet on the top of the unit, which will hold your DynaVap VapCap in place. Simple plug the unit in and press on the toggle switch on the back of the device to turn it on. Once turned on, the heating tunnel will emit a green light to let you know it’s ready to use. You can insert your VapCap dry herb vaporizer, wait until the light turns to red, wait until you hear a click, and then you can take a hit.
The Apollo 2 Rover
DynaVap took their entry-level model up a notch with the Apollo 2 Rover. It’s been outfitted with a new and improved cover design, as well as an internal battery. It’s the same size as the Apollo 2 and it also features the same magnetic holder and chamber location. With that said, however, if you want to have access to consistent heating when you’re on the go, the Apollo 2 Rover is definitely the way to go, thanks the internal battery, which makes for great portability.
Also like its predecessor, the Apollo 2 Rover features the same heat profile; it clicks in seven to nine seconds, too. The chamber light also starts out as a bright green color to let you know that it’s fully charged and ready to use, and as the battery power drains, it the color will slowly fade to yellow. According to the manufacturer, it goes through more than 100 heating cycles per charge.
Next on the list of the best DynaVap induction heater is the Orion. The compact, lightweight design allows for great portability, as it will fit right into your pocket with ease! For comparison, it’s roughly the same size as a Crafty+ vaporizer and it weighs no more than the original Apollo 2.
The black finish provides a sleek, modern, and the cooling magnet, which is situated on the top of the device, lends to the aesthetic appeal, as well as the ease of use. To ensure you can recharge whenever you need to, there’s an easy to access USB-C charging port.
It takes about six seconds for the Orion to heat up, and it lasted longer than the Apollo 2 Rover without having to be recharged. Like the aforementioned models, colored lights let you know the current charge; green is full charge, when it emits a blue light, the charge is at 30 percent, and when you’re at 0 percent charge, the color turns red.
Herb CEO Summary
Originally being from Wisconsin we can’t help but get excited when we find quality made cannabis accessories coming out of the dairy state. DynaVap espouses the made-in-America mantra of quality above all else and it’s hard to dispute that given both the genius electronics-free design and durable titanium/stainless steal construction.
While we generally default to hand-rolled joints for on-the-go sessions and bigger water pipes for at-home sessions we’re definitely looking into getting a DynaVap ourselves for home use when we aren’t feeling like inhaling a bunch of combusted smoke.
DynaVap makes a quality product that we highly recommend if you love premium flower and covet maximum flavor that can be lost via torching by direct flame contact. They have established a solid reputation within the cannabis connoisseur community (just do a Reddit search and you’ll see what we mean).