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Re: EEVblog #1186 - Solus Graphene Heater Kickstarter BUSTED!
« Reply #175 on: March 18, 2019, 03:13:15 pm »
Just two backers so far, but both have shelled out over US$1k  :palm:
Well... I wonder if those backers are real, or if it's "Maxim's marketing friends"
 

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Re: EEVblog #1186 - Solus Graphene Heater Kickstarter BUSTED!
« Reply #176 on: March 18, 2019, 09:52:23 pm »
https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/solus-the-most-efficient-radiator-in-the-world--2#/
...just to have both Solus threads on the same page...

Just two backers so far, but both have shelled out over US$1k  :palm:

It's down to one again, and it's a fairly common tactic on indiegogo to "buy" from yourself to make yourself look more legit, so might just be one fake as well.
 

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Re: EEVblog #1186 - Solus Graphene Heater Kickstarter BUSTED!
« Reply #177 on: March 18, 2019, 09:56:51 pm »
https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/solus-the-most-efficient-radiator-in-the-world--2#/
...just to have both Solus threads on the same page...

Just two backers so far, but both have shelled out over US$1k  :palm:
If you look at the one backer's history, you can see that he's got a habit of dumping money on obvious scams, so he's likely a shill.

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Re: EEVblog #1186 - Solus Graphene Heater Kickstarter BUSTED!
« Reply #178 on: March 18, 2019, 10:39:00 pm »
https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/solus-the-most-efficient-radiator-in-the-world--2#/
...just to have both Solus threads on the same page...

Just two backers so far, but both have shelled out over US$1k  :palm:
If you look at the one backer's history, you can see that he's got a habit of dumping money on obvious scams, so he's likely a shill
It is a "service" that he provides, for a fee.
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Re: EEVblog #1186 - Solus Graphene Heater Kickstarter BUSTED!
« Reply #179 on: March 18, 2019, 11:46:16 pm »
One of the two backers pulled out!  :-DD
 

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Re: EEVblog #1186 - Solus Graphene Heater Kickstarter BUSTED!
« Reply #180 on: March 18, 2019, 11:52:47 pm »
https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/solus-the-most-efficient-radiator-in-the-world--2#/
...just to have both Solus threads on the same page...

Just two backers so far, but both have shelled out over US$1k  :palm:
If you look at the one backer's history, you can see that he's got a habit of dumping money on obvious scams, so he's likely a shill
It is a "service" that he provides, for a fee.
*whispers conspiratorially*

That's what a shill is.

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Re: EEVblog #1186 - Solus Graphene Heater Kickstarter BUSTED!
« Reply #182 on: March 19, 2019, 10:28:24 pm »
"Under review"!

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/solus-most-powerful-on-the-world#/
Got another one! Good job!

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Re: EEVblog #1186 - Solus Graphene Heater Kickstarter BUSTED!
« Reply #183 on: March 22, 2019, 12:15:20 am »
Agreed, nice.

Though I think one could spend countless hours chasing these nuts.  This one is funny because they certainly put some time and effort in the marketing.  Nice looking units and all.  Their quick payday evaporated.

One has to wonder really how long & where they pop up next.  Dave certainly pissed in their corn flakes none the less.
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Re: EEVblog #1186 - Solus Graphene Heater Kickstarter BUSTED!
« Reply #185 on: March 22, 2019, 02:42:57 am »
Dave certainly pissed in their corn flakes none the less.

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Re: EEVblog #1186 - Solus Graphene Heater Kickstarter BUSTED!
« Reply #186 on: March 25, 2019, 06:22:04 pm »
God evening. Here is a very fresh video about graphene by Computerphile:
 

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Re: EEVblog #1186 - Solus Graphene Heater Kickstarter BUSTED!
« Reply #187 on: April 28, 2019, 07:17:33 pm »
I missed this bit of fun from about 2 months ago. Why not just paint the sludge on to walls and connect it the the mains, it'll all be fine honest.

1) Can your products be used for floor heating? I mean: instead of hanging it on a wall, lay it flat on the floor (recess it into the floor to make it flush with the rest of the floor, of course). If so, are your products strong enough for one or more persons to walk over them occasionallly or regularly when built into a floor to function as floor heating?

3) Instead of those static brackets, do you also offer wheels so that the radiator can easily be carted around the room and house?


Thank you for your questions!

1) Under floor heating is another product we will release in short order. We turned our Graphene based compound into a thick paint. This paint can be applied on any surface (including under floor) and connected to mains. The amazing thing about this is that even if you drill a hole through this paint, the electricity will flow around the hole and the heating continues uninterrupted. This is super efficient and has numerous applications! For example, big commercial spaces, such as warehouses and storage centres can reduce their heating expenses drastically. Airplane wings can be coated with this paint in order for defrosting to be simple and quick. Many many applications. This is something we will release in short order.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/koleda/solus-the-most-efficient-radiator-in-the-world/comments?comment=UHJvamVjdENvbW1lbnQtMjMzNDMyMjI%3D
« Last Edit: April 28, 2019, 07:28:42 pm by StillTrying »
CML+  That took much longer than I thought it would.
 

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Re: EEVblog #1186 - Solus Graphene Heater Kickstarter BUSTED!
« Reply #188 on: April 28, 2019, 09:27:36 pm »
Interesting comment about their video (which you can see here) : If you compare the power strip at 1:50 with 2:17, it is different. They started the test with the two row power strip, and then suddenly after 24 hours it changed to a one row power strip. When they did the test with the electric radiator, it changed again to the two row power strip. I didn't noticed this when I watched the video, I should look more careful when I watch scam videos.

It is meaningless anyway without a temperature chart, as already discussed, but interesting that they screwed up the fake. Maybe they don't even have a prototype which can heat the room, no matter how long it is used.
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Re: EEVblog #1186 - Solus Graphene Heater Kickstarter BUSTED!
« Reply #189 on: April 29, 2019, 07:58:29 am »
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The amazing thing about this is that even if you drill a hole through this paint, the electricity will flow around the hole and the heating continues uninterrupted.

Amazing!   :-DD
 

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Re: EEVblog #1186 - Solus Graphene Heater Kickstarter BUSTED!
« Reply #190 on: March 23, 2020, 08:26:14 pm »
A little bit of excitement with the graphene sludge heaters.

"The unit exploded last night and sent prices of glass on my floor."

"Yesterday the heater shattered into many tiny pieces – it was ON and thank god nobody was anywhere near the thing. I know the heater was ON since the app said it was on all day. The thing just shattered and left a pile of glass on the ground – the metal frame was still secure on the wall and there were 2 metal strips with lots of glass stuck on them – I assume these are the heating strips."

"one of my heater just exploded whilst we’re watching tv it was scary and very loud!
And we can hear it cracking even after unplugging it from the main."


www.indiegogo.com/projects/solus-plus-the-radiator-of-the-future#/comments
CML+  That took much longer than I thought it would.
 

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Re: EEVblog #1186 - Solus Graphene Heater Kickstarter BUSTED!
« Reply #191 on: March 24, 2020, 02:25:16 am »
glad to hear my intuition about the product was right, but I feel bad for those endangered.
 

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Re: EEVblog #1186 - Solus Graphene Heater Kickstarter BUSTED!
« Reply #192 on: March 24, 2020, 06:53:19 am »
A little bit of excitement with the graphene sludge heaters.

"The unit exploded last night and sent prices of glass on my floor."

"Yesterday the heater shattered into many tiny pieces – it was ON and thank god nobody was anywhere near the thing. I know the heater was ON since the app said it was on all day. The thing just shattered and left a pile of glass on the ground – the metal frame was still secure on the wall and there were 2 metal strips with lots of glass stuck on them – I assume these are the heating strips."

"one of my heater just exploded whilst we’re watching tv it was scary and very loud!
And we can hear it cracking even after unplugging it from the main."


www.indiegogo.com/projects/solus-plus-the-radiator-of-the-future#/comments

Not just one, but multiple reports!  :-DD
 

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Re: EEVblog #1186 - Solus Graphene Heater Kickstarter BUSTED!
« Reply #193 on: March 24, 2020, 09:54:11 am »
That sounds like a serious product safety issue. Solus owners should be :scared:, and Solus too for not doing their homework properly. Many countries have product safety laws holding the manufacturer responsible for any damages caused by an unsafe product.
 


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