Considering that the publication of a disclaimer only serves other's goal(s) rather than my own - which is to "share the fun" (e.g. IDEAS) essentially, euh... M'well, lets start writing about what an early conclusion looked like after a sufficient dose of cognitive work has been performed, many years ago:
Chances are my LAVA "conceptual extension" emerging directly from such vaporist "fantasy" didn't even exist back then...
It acknowledged basic top-of-list design criterias with absolute safety as its 1st priority. So, from an e-smoker perspective it only makes sense to want to emulate an old habit without also perpetuating the same set of mistakes, one generation after the next. Butane used to be a most efficient, reliable and relatively safe source of high-density power but lets just face it: purists want alternatives and it turns out electro-magnetic Induction Heating can guaranty it - and quite affordably as a bonus.
Here's my LAVA deal. To never hold a seriously-stressed high-power battery inches from my nose again, period. So long e-Cig format, m'well unless energy can be stored as heat instead of electricity that is!
It turns out my previous Prototyping Platform helped to gain useful perspectives about the problem even before i actually felt ready to intensify my focus on "Plan-A" again, as i just did last week by pointing out elsewhere that the metal susceptor wasn't required to be present directly across a Hybrid Core path, radiative/conductive energy should suffice to inject a "Heat Charge" except this is expected to take a while longer before such temporarily-activated power reserve can be removed from its IH-driver base and brought to the lips, leaving its primary power source behind on a belt or table, etc.
Heavy-duty outdoor missions normally defeat the purist preference for glass or ceramic, so i suppose consumers may appreciate the elementary fact that my design was always meant to remain inclusive by sticking to a KISS way of thinking. It's also important NOT to exclude scenarios when there's no need to, hence leaving glass/ceramic as a viable option (with some trade-offs attached).
That's how my LAVAGen2/LAVATube fantasy realm evolved into a 2-parts concept, with its screen optional since i'm unsure it's still desirable in IH-driven scenarios. All i can tell is that no valid motive will convince me NOT to leave the battery pack at a safe distance when given a clear opportunity. At most wear a belt, instead of inserting it in a pocket; yet i sense thick leather would provide true protection compared to synthetic tissue anyway!
Now, more precisely about my animated GiF above.
Its intended purpose is to delete electrical power combination of multiple power cells and replace it with a direct "Fault-Tolerant" merged conversion as heat, in a process where equivalent magnetic circuits combined in a way to remain operative in presence of a weak or dead cell among at least 3, because 2 would always need to be active at all times. Just playing musical chair to limit stress even further...
The "Manual OverRide" feature of my hypothetical asynchronous 3-Phase (or "Pentagon" 5-Phase?) IH-driver represents additional fault protection in case of digital failure by closing a resonant loop with suitable gate drivers inserted before each power stage, etc. 2-Phase/2-cells may trade affordability/simplicity for versatility.
Having 2 batteries ON at all times felt necessary back then and today's apparent success of ZVS handheld units suggests this is most preferable unless aiming for lame e-Cig applications only. ...Read more »