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Discussion in 'Experiments With Equipment' started by Calypso, Jan 7, 2011.

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  1. Calypso

    Calypso Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 23, 2010
    Has anyone experimented with using a piezoelectric device in place of a standard atty to create vapor?
  2. No Brag

    No Brag Super Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 12, 2010
    I can't answer that question till I know what a "piezoelectric device" is. :confused: I might have, I don't know.:laugh::vapor:
  3. Shibby7634

    Shibby7634 Full Member

    Jan 15, 2010
    Agreed. If only the internet had search engines I could figure out what this non-sense you speak of is, rather than input my own...
  4. No Brag

    No Brag Super Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 12, 2010
    piezoelectric device (electronics) -- Britannica Online EncyclopediaA piezoelectric transducer is a device that produces an acoustic wave from a radio-frequency (RF) input or, conversely, converts an acoustic wave to an RF ...:?:
    Now I am sure that I haven't used one of these to vape with. :) Thanks Shibby for reminding me that there are search engines here.:vapor:
  5. Skyway

    Skyway Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 10, 2009
    NC - USA
    That sounds like what the original ecig was designed from. I heard a while ago that some japanese maker that first created an electronic cigarette was originally done with acoustics and not a wire being charged. Too expensive to make in large quantities though.
  6. Calypso

    Calypso Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 23, 2010
    Piezoelectric is used in medical nebulizers to turn liquids into a fog the can be inhaled. Some of these are small pocket sized units. One I saw held up to 7ml. They are pricey, have short batt life (about 30min). I thought one of the mad scientists out there may have investigated. The one advantage these may have is that they seem to be much more durable than the current atty.
  7. Lee1111

    Lee1111 Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 2, 2010
    If you've seen raidy's thread, he's currently working on a style of one similar with his new invention.
  8. RRT

    RRT Full Member

    Feb 14, 2011
    Louisville, KY
    My guess is the viscosity of the eliquid will be an issue. I predict lots of gunking up and cleaning issues if it works at all.
    Most all the medicines we nebulize in the medical field are just about water-thin, and diluted with about 85% normal saline water. Also, there is a very specific and relatively narrow micron particle size range that is even able to get to the vast majority of lung tissue, and while piezo elements can be adjusted for amplitude (amount of vapor), most are not adjustable for frequency, which is what determines particulate size. Just my 2 cents worth, and I hope technology continues to progress to make these ideas possible.
  9. phoenixfire

    phoenixfire Super Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 3, 2011
    Southeast Mo.
    Also think of the push button igniter on your BBQ grill
  10. JWebb

    JWebb Super Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 27, 2011
    St. Louis USA
    No idea, how would it work?

    MASTER0FDAMPF Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Mar 22, 2011
    the clicky cricket lighters of old...I kinda miss that noise...maybe if you could make one fire 30 times a second.....
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