Saturday, October 1, 2016

Finally...A low-cost water recirculator!

The Water-Cooled Helical Coil is by far the most efficient coil option for the Annie.  But.... setting up for the water supply can be a real headache.  Not everyone has a faucet nearby, and not many are willing to go to the trouble of cobbling together their own pump and reservoir system.  There's nothing wrong with the Flux-Concentrator Litz Coil, but if you really have your heart set on the helical coil, here's your answer!

The water recirculator is completely self-contained in a 32oz polycarbonate jar.  It's powered by a standard 12VDC wall adapter.  The pump is 30,000 hour-rated, and so quiet you can barely hear it.  The water inlet and outlet accept the same 1/4" poly tubing that comes with the Water-Cooled Helical Coil, so there is nothing else you need to go out and buy in order to get up and running.

Recirculator unit
12VDC wall adapter
4oz of anti-corrosion additive concentrate

Buy it now! 

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Summer 2016 Newsletter

Greetings, Fluxeonians!  This is your 2016 Summer Newsletter...just a little bit late, with fall right around the corner. :)

But speaking of late... we have garnered quite a reputation for taking a looooong time to fill orders.  Well, those days are now in the past!  Current order fulfillment is 3-5 days, but many orders will ship out same-day.

Fluxeon Store

Annie went through another upgrade.  We're on rev. 1.9 right now.  What's new?

  • Annie got SiC.  And that cured her!
    • Silicon Carbide is the dream material for semiconductors.  While much more costly than it's older sibling, silicon, it gives huge payback:
      • Reduced waste heat, which translates directly to increased duty-cycle.  We're still testing in order to get a firm number, but with certainty we have passed 65% (from 30%). 
      • Larger SOA (safe operating area).  Silicon Carbide can operate a much higher temperatures, up to 175C.  This makes the transistors much more resilient.
    • The cure is not inexpensive.  SiC can be more than 10X the cost of silicon.  We are NOT increasing the price of Annie to make up for it!
  • Annie now has a beefier transformer and larger fan
    • With the increased duty-cycle, we needed to also up-rate the transformer.  
    • The internal fan we previously used became inadequate.  so we switched to a 10,000 rpm, 28mm fan, replacing the 20mm 6000rpm.  It makes a little more noise, but we're looking into a fan with a magnetically levitated shaft (MagLev) instead of the normal bearings.


Garett Churchill, CEO

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Welcome to the Fluxeon Blog!  Here you will find a lot of information about using our induction heaters, troubleshooting, help with coil design, and more.

Also, News, Announcements and other interesting topics related to induction heating will be here.

Stay tuned for content!  It's coming....

Garett Churchill