Unboxing a Chinese 1800 Watt Induction Heater

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  • Published on Mar 7, 2019
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    Discussion of Chinese 1800/2500W induction heaters: highvoltageforum.net/index.php?topic=530.0
    This is a 1800 Watt Induction heater that I bought from ebay at 40 Euro, I avoided the cheapest seller for the simple reason that they all have bad reviews, so be sure to check that out before just buying the cheapest.
    Pete who started the thread has a wide ranged knowledge of induction heaters. Check out Pete Stanaitis website: spaco.org/Blacksmithing/ZVSInductionHeater/ZVS1800Watt/1800-2500WattZVSInductionHeaterNotes.htm and his take on the 1800W IH: thexvid.com/video/S66Y-EZYhjo/video.html
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Comments • 30

  • Nicholas Lombardo
    Nicholas Lombardo 2 months ago

    Am I able to attach wires running to coil in different location

    • Nicholas Lombardo
      Nicholas Lombardo 2 months ago

      Kaizer Power Electronics ok

    • Kaizer Power Electronics
      Kaizer Power Electronics  2 months ago

      @Nicholas Lombardo You won't fry the MOSFETs, but you will lower the power output in the work coil, just be sure to check the new resonant frequency and higher losses from the wire you want to add.

    • Nicholas Lombardo
      Nicholas Lombardo 2 months ago

      Kaizer Power Electronics ok thank you just didn’t want to do this and fry the mosfets

    • Kaizer Power Electronics
      Kaizer Power Electronics  2 months ago

      Only over a very small distance, in the order of 10 centimetres, you add more inductance and resistance to the LC circuit with longer wires, so you would have a lower resonant frequency but also higher losses in your LC circuit. You have take into account that it is a high frequency, high voltage and high current circuit you want to extend, so be sure to choose a wire that is suitable for it. Flat band copper, litz wire or extending the copper coil tubing.

  • Heinz Hubbuch
    Heinz Hubbuch 5 months ago

    you said you get what you pay for ? you paid for but didn't get!

  • Raydio Paleo
    Raydio Paleo 5 months ago +1

    hey man, i am in my bed watching your video, at two a clock in the night, and you make me, no wors, you force me ,to get out of bed get dressed to get a pils!!!
    dont do that !

  • pa4tim
    pa4tim 6 months ago

    The heatsinks are outside the airflow of the fans. This is really very bad designed and constructed.

    • Kaizer Power Electronics
      Kaizer Power Electronics  6 months ago

      It does however work quite well! At 1800W the heat sinks remained cooler tha my hand after 5 minutes of run-time and at 1500W they rained cold. Here is the 10 min stress test at 1500W: thexvid.com/video/v-TsBLFp8yo/video.html

  • First name Last name
    First name Last name 6 months ago

    Mine came in a bubble wrap bag with a label on it, nothing more. Needless to say it was DOA.

    • Kaizer Power Electronics
      Kaizer Power Electronics  6 months ago

      Aww man, I hope you get your money back. I only got a 5$ discount for repairing it myself.

  • aakasoto
    aakasoto 6 months ago +1

    Why do you use euro?

    • aakasoto
      aakasoto 6 months ago +1

      @Kaizer Power Electronics Strange you pay with euro and British pound. What site do you order from? When i buy from china i usually pay with USD. I am Swedish and convert Swedish Krona to USD.
      Where are your subscribers from? If most are from the blue countries in this image en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Eurozone_Internal.svg then it would make sense using euro. *If not then please consider using USD in you videos.*

    • Kaizer Power Electronics
      Kaizer Power Electronics  6 months ago

      Because I live in Denmark, part of Europe, its the most common currency to speak of here. Denmark has its own currency Kroner and on the other hand I never really deal on ebay in USD, mostly British pound and Euro.

  • Made 2 Hack
    Made 2 Hack 6 months ago

    The coil seems to be oddly attached. Should it not be horizontally parallel to the PCB? Thanks for sharing!

    • Kaizer Power Electronics
      Kaizer Power Electronics  6 months ago

      Coil position is all up to the application, you can turn it any way you want. This is just how the coil I got with the unit was formed. Thanks :)

  • Vladimir
    Vladimir 6 months ago

    Cheers! It should be interesting to watch parts 2, 3 and 4 soon too!

  • jim frank
    jim frank 6 months ago +3

    Thank you for the review!

  • John Alexander
    John Alexander 6 months ago +2

    You countryman Stefan Gotteswinter would call it a Chinese induction heater kit.

    • Kaizer Power Electronics
      Kaizer Power Electronics  6 months ago

      @John Alexander I get the kit joke now, good one :D

    • John Alexander
      John Alexander 6 months ago +1

      Shit, my mistake. Sorry. He considers tools to be kits if he has to disassemble and rebuild them. Still the cheapest way to acquire some things .

    • Kaizer Power Electronics
      Kaizer Power Electronics  6 months ago

      If it the Stefan with a machinist channel, he is German, I am Danish :) I would only call it a kit if there was more self assembly like soldering.

  • Ahapid
    Ahapid 6 months ago

    I think these heaters are great and all, but i really dont think that they are practical. Not being able to regulate anything is really not great for something thats supposed to be used as a tool.

    • Kaizer Power Electronics
      Kaizer Power Electronics  6 months ago

      Agreed. Simple Royer oscillators like these are toys

    • Ahapid
      Ahapid 6 months ago

      @NiHaoMike i get that, but depending on the load the current draw can be so vastly different, for high loads it would draw up to 20A at only 10V for example, which would calculate to only 200W. while it light load (or perfectly suited loads) it might be able to draw the full power at the maximum voltage.

    • NiHaoMike
      NiHaoMike 6 months ago

      I think you're supposed to vary the output by adjusting the voltage.