If you want to build your own 18650 battery powered induction heater, this is a list of parts you are going to need. There are various how-to guides to actually make an induction heater out there already, just have a look around – and please ensure you know what you’re doing with this one!
This is a challenging but achievable build for someone with a good amount of maker knowledge; who has a soldering iron and isn’t afraid to use it. We have created a wiring diagram to help you assemble the parts correctly as well as some other resources to help you on your way. Having said that, lithium batteries can be very dangerous. If you don’t fancy getting down with the hot tin, then feel free to head over to our shop and pick one up ready baked.
You will also need an enclosure (a case) of some kind and some wire (it’s a 12V 6A system, so something reasonably chunky, except for the button and LED, those bits are low power).
We very strongly recommend against using Lithium polymer (LiPo) batteries as some guides suggest (the type used in drones and other R/C stuff). These things just aren’t very safe and have to be removed from the device for charging. This build involves making a Lithium battery from three 18650 cells. Lithium batteries can be extremely dangerous. If you haven’t got any experience making lithium batteries you should do some research first. I recommend Micah from ebikeschool.com, he has a book and lots of great videos. Be very careful, these things are not for messing about with. In case you were just scanning this bit and didn’t catch my last comment:
Be very careful, these things are not for messing about with.
If you think you’ve got the chops though…
|glass tube||Iwodevape Replacement Glass Tank for Cloupor Cloutank M3 Vaporizer
16mm diameter glass tube
|Induction module||5 – 12v ZVS Induction Heating module||£7.00|
|MOSFET board||15A MOSFET trigger module||£3.50|
|power socket||5.5mm x 2.1mm 5A DC power socket||£1.00|
|resistor||470Ω 1/4 W Resistor
(Yellow, Violet, Brown)
|button||Momentary tactile SPST button||£0.50|
The battery stuff:
|Lithium batteries x 3||Flat top 18650 cells (I recommend Samsung 25Rs)|
|Battery management board||10A 3s BMS||£5.00|
|Power supply||12.6 v 1A power supply||£9.00|
|Battery indicator||3s lithium battery indicator||£4.00|
|battery case||3P 18650 cell holder||£5.00|
|Power switch||6A rated rocker switch||£2.00|