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Old 09-21-2012, 01:40 PM #1
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Default Found a high powered 405! Close thread pls :)

Hello everyone,

I am currently searching for a nice 405nm laser to add to my collection. So far, what I am seeing is that a high powered one such as:

Devil Cyber 405nm - 500mW Focusable Violet Laser Pointer Water Proof

It would run me about 100 dollars. Would that be my best option, or would it be better to look at a home grown one? As some of you may have read, my soldering skills are not really up to the challenge of building in a flashlight host, using small drivers and the like. I am more of a brutish solderer who can put together the easy DIY Drivers and slap it all up in a project box

Anyway, I would appreciate any feedback. If ya'll have 405's y'all wanna get rid of, I would love to see 'em, or if you have any prior knowledge as to a good one to purchase from a company I would love to hear about it.

I sifted through a couple of pages of the Buy/Sell/Trade Threads and nothing popped up so I hope I didn't miss anything.

Thank you for your time,

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PS-Would Pioneer BDR-206 12x Laser Sled with 500mW 405nm Laser Diode fit in a standard AixiZ module? I have one left from before.


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Default Re: WTB! High Powered 405nm

Bump? Anyone have some ***y 405 they wanna turn into paypal credits? Or have any feedback about the Lazerer ones? I am just worried about getting a 500mW 405nm laser for 100 bucks and then the beam characteristics being bad....would appreciate any and all info.

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Default Re: WTB! High Powered 405nm

I would get a member built.

But donīt hink you would get one for $100.

Maybe change the threadtitle into "Who is interested in building / selling me a ClassIV 405nm laser for $110 shipped" <- You may choose a shorter title, just for the idea

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Default Re: WTB! High Powered 405nm

If you wanted to make a "home grown" one you could use the one you found, although its a 3.8mm module. There are still quite a few copper modules, left over from the GB, floating around or you could contact AnthoT directly. From what I have read, that diode is not as good as the SO6J (ie more sensitive and it can be pushed to 500 mW max, where as the SO6J will often do 700 mW), but it is cheaper.

If you build one yourself I guess youll spend:

C6 host - $11 DX
Heatsink - $5 AnthoT
Lens $6.50 Ebay
Focus ring - $3
Battery - $9
Driver - $10 - 15 There are loads of boosts, so youll have to search for what you want and at what current...The Ben Boost was dodgy for a while, esp for the 12x, but not sure how it stands now.
Diode - $35 - $52 The one you found or DTR

Total approx $75 - $100 (some items will have shipping, but most of what I recommended was with free shipping)

Good luck

Edit: Just found this its a 5.6 mm module, but Techhood sells the 3.8 mm version too so you could ask him. If you wanted to get the price down you could get that, omit the focus adapter above and if you already have a battery the cost might even be around $65!
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A considerable percentage of the 405nm diodes will die when push beyond 400mA. But if they survive then the laser will last long.
The maker must have taken the loss in account when build a 405nm laser. Just the bare components price will not do.
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A considerable percentage of the 405nm diodes will die when push beyond 400mA. But if they survive then the laser will last long.
The maker must have taken the loss in account when build a 405nm laser. Just the bare components price will not do.
Thats true if you are a seller then you have to factor that in, but if you want to make one yourself thats the risk you must take. Ive built a SO6J and am happily running it at 560 mA as most of the SO6Js will take 500 mA without problem. The $35 diodes mentioned above are a different matter entirely, so good point!
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