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Old 01-01-2017, 10:00 AM #1
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Thumbs up 200mW laser: Vice needed?/soldering

Hey I am new to lasers and I just got all parts to build a 200mW blu-ray (Diode, Driver, Aixiz module).
I've been inspired by StyroPyro's tutorial and I've got some questions.

1. Do I need to use a vice to put the diode into the Aixiz module or are there other ways to do so!

2. Is that weird soldering trick necessary? Can I just solder the two pins separately and let the case pin there?

Thanks, every support is appreciated


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He sells a diode press kit. I have always purchased my diodes already pressed into the module. Not sure about the soldering trick. How about a hyperlink to the thread your referring to.
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Default Re: 200mW laser: Vice needed?/soldering

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He sells a diode press kit. I have always purchased my diodes already pressed into the module. Not sure about the soldering trick. How about a hyperlink to the thread your referring to.
You still need a vice if you have a diode press kit, or at least something that'll actually press against the tool to push the diode in. A vice is the best tool for the job.
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Default Re: 200mW laser: Vice needed?/soldering

Pressing the diode into the module can be done using the back half of the module. However, it is not the best way, at least from my experience. A diode press tool and a vise should be used for the best results.
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Default Re: 200mW laser: Vice needed?/soldering

That Aixiz back half and a vice should be ok for a first build, thanks.
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Default Re: 200mW laser: Vice needed?/soldering

Hi LR,
Yes diode press is the best way as all the others said.some pics of a 3.8 diode and a 9mm press hope this helps a little
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Default Re: 200mW laser: Vice needed?/soldering

The few times I used the back half to press in... the back half would push in a little bit. This would make it impossible to get the diode all the way into the module. I don't know where the module halfs were from... could have been low quality ones. Just something to think about
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