IMPORTANT SAFETY INFO FOR FLUX DELUXE OWNERS

UPDATED BATTERY PACK SPACER AND ELECTRICAL INSULATOR, FREE TO ALL FLUX DELUXE OWNERS


Thanks again for purchasing a Flux Deluxe portable induction heater. I take safety seriously, and I know you do, too. 


To enhance the safety of the Flux Deluxe, I am sending a new battery pack electrical insulator to all Flux Deluxe owners. This insulator does two things:


· It guides the red and black wires from the battery pack to a safer spot between two of the batteries.

· It adds a nonconductive barrier between the metal battery clips and the wire wound inductors


To prevent unexpected electrical contact within the Deluxe, I am asking all Flux Deluxe owners to please install this insulator between the battery pack and the two inductors (the yellow toroid magnets wrapped with copper wire) ASAP. This will prevent the battery pack from making accidental electrical contact with the torroids, which could result in sparks, smoke, or potentially worse.


The installation instructions are below. 


I will begin mailing spacers the week March 20, 2019 and expect to have all spacers mailed by March 31. If you do not receive your spacer in a timely manner please contact me.


Thanks!

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Installation Instructions

1. Remove the batteries

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Remove the batteries from your Flux Deluxe!!

2. Lift the battery tray gently

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Gently lift the battery tray upwards to expose the red and black power wires.

3. Insert spacer now, if possible

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At this time, some FD owners may be able to g-e-n-t-l-y insert the spacer around the black and red wires. 

If you can insert the spacer now with GENTLE pressure, do so, and you are done. 

If you are not able to insert the spacer with gentle pressure, however, please continue below

4. Remove the battery pack

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Remove the battery pack from the case, and set it to the side as shown.

5. Install the spacer

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Install the spacer over the red and black power leads as shown.

6A: Reinstall the battery pack

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Reinstall the battery pack over the red and black power leads as shown. Use your finger to help position the thermal fuse.

6B: Some may find it easier to turn the heater 90°

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An alternate method is to turn the heater 90° and let gravity hold the spacer in place. Reinstall the battery pack - you may need to use your finger to position the thermal fuse.

7: Check for pinched wires

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Check for pinched wires before applying final pressure, and reposition if necessary!

8: Spacer installed

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Spacer installed, the desired end result.

NOTES:

  • BE GENTLE AND CAREFUL!
  • The red and black power leads are insulated in silicone. Silicone tears easily! It's great for heat, but poor for abrasion. 
  • Tweezers or chopsticks can help position (or reposition) the thermal fuse
  • Position the insulator's bigger side towards the coil, if applicable
  • Trim the insulator with kitchen sheers or similar if it is too large for your heater