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Old 08-29-2007, 03:13 PM #1
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Default Interest Guage - 660nm 180mw pointers

After much deliberation and a week or so of emails i've decided to do a 'feeler' on the spymodex style lasers myself. I've never done one before but here it goes.

(taken directly from my emails)

specs

1. Wavelength[ch65306]660nm +/-5 nm

2. Output Power[ch65306][ch65308]200mW *

3. PCB[ch65306]ACC *(Automatic Current Control)

4. * *Focus[ch65306]Glass Lens *Focus Adjustable

5. * *Operation Voltage[ch65306]6.0VDC +/-0.5V *

6. * *Operation Current[ch65306][ch65308]350mA

7. * *Operation Temperature[ch65306]-10~+35

Answers to a couple of questions i asked

Let me answer your questins as below:
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1.What equipment do you use to test the output of your lasers?

* * *Power testing instrument

2.Output power > <200mw?

* The actually output power is 180mW

3.What type of diode do you use to power the laser?.Power of the diode used?

* We use the 660nm.200mW

4.Do the lasers come with *guarantee?
* The laser pointer *with one year *guarantee

5.Run cycle. eg: 80 seconds on 10 seconds off? Continual use?

* *Continual use until the battery is uesd up.

A few followup questions

About question 1.

1.What equipment do you use to test the output of your lasers?

* * *Power testing instrument
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What brand of testing eqiupment do you use? Coherent? Thorlabs?

*Coherent
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About question 3

3.What type of diode do you use to power the laser?.Power of the diode used?

* We use the 660nm.200mW
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Constant wave or pulse?

Constant wave
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Can the lasers use rechargeable batteries?

We uaually use the CR123A Battery,when it is used up ,it should *be changed.
For the *rechargeable batteries, *it is only DC 6V,also can use.

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I don't own a power meter so it's as risky as buying off ebay

Minimum order is 10 pointers and prices would be around 65 uk and 70 world wide

Anyone have any thoughts or questions?

Anything else i should ask these people?


edit: updated with pics sent from manufacturer
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Old 08-29-2007, 03:21 PM #2
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Default Re: Interest Guage - 660nm 180mw pointers

lol woops. Can we see a picture please ?
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Old 08-29-2007, 03:32 PM #3
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Default Re: Interest Guage - 660nm 180mw pointers

google calc 70 British pounds = 141.09200 U.S. dollars
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So that's about $95-$100, pretty good. *Can we see a picture please ?
Rob with current exchange rate thats about $130 to $140
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[quote author=RobTheVIP link=1188400413/0#1 date=1188400894]So that's about $95-$100, pretty good. Can we see a picture please ?
Rob with current exchange rate thats about $130 to $140 [/quote]

I was just in Europe, I was stuck on the Euro heh.
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Yew I dont know if you will be using the same supplier as SenKat but considering the problems he has had with underspec units it would be wise to have a power meter, but like you said its the same risk off ebay just these will be alot cheaper.

Sounds like you're in the UK so if you need any help with checking the output let me know.

P.S. We are having a UK Laser Meet at the end of september if you are interested.
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Thanks for the offer Merl. i'm unsure about what to do over testing the lasers. maybe i could hire one, would be cheaper than shipping them for testing, or i could enquire at a university mayhaps, or just sell them unopend/untested and as is. Just like ebay, but with the manufacturers guarantee. If it happens i expect to get a box of undamaged lasers (i'm gonna ask for bubblewrap an peanuts an all kinda things to make sure they're safe) and send them out the day after i recieve them. But from what i've read these things hardly ever go to plan.

I've been reading about the meet. seems like it would be a great party. i've no lasers over 100mw appart from the one coming from senkats groupbuy, but all my greens impress me, even the 10mw i got for $10 because they shipped me the wrong laser has me making light saber noises. I'm unsure about funds and what my wife will say about it though. women *shakes head*
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Yew - make sure to get a cement quote in regards to shipping costs - most distributors will not allow a third party to return the laser for RMA purposes, and require that since you are the propieter, you are the responsible party for returns...be cautious, get everything ironed out prior to comitting one pence ! <------{Hey Merl ! I TOLD you I could be taught ! LOL!!!}

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Well Greg thats because you had a great teacher (;

Yew well depending where you are in the country I could always come and visit, its what I am doing with Tallaxo this weekend coming and also thats how this meet came about. We are all staying at Tallaxo's house free of charge (What a great guy) or if you want to come for just the day then thats cool too.

You are more than welcome to come to the meet, a Laser is a Laser and even my 5mw core impresses me still... I just love the shiney lights ;D

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Nice one senkat, i didn't think of that. I just sent them an email about third party returns.

Merl i'll keep an open mind about the meet, it should be a blast, somany lasers and not enough hands to use them with.
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Default Re: Interest Guage - 660nm 180mw pointers

Merl,
I've not seen many post from you.
But I'm jealous because U glorify "Marvin Martian"(spelling?)

Marvin Martian said,
"You earthlings are ruled by selfish people so I'm here to (save)zap you!"

He's my Favorite cartoon hero!

Cheers,
DGM [smiley=beer.gif]
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Merl,
I've not seen many post from you.
But I'm jealous because U glorify "Marvin Martian"(spelling?)

Marvin Martian said,
"You earthlings are ruled by selfish people so I'm here to (save)zap you!"

He's my Favorite cartoon hero!

Cheers,
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Cheers DGM

He is one of mine and quite a few other's, he has quite the cult following........

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Default Re: Interest Guage - 660nm 180mw pointers

I can't update my first post with the new picture so i guess i'll have to post it here.
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Default Re: Interest Guage - 660nm 180mw pointers

i've not been online for a while as my computer is in the shop. i'm writing this now on my psp. i know there is not much interest in these pointers (didn't expect it to really, you can make your own for next to nothing) but the offer is still open. atleast untill i get back online properly.
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I'm back online sooner than expected, WOO! but i think i'm selling a dead horse. Two weeks is enough time for a feeler, and there is not enough interest so i'll call it a day on this one.
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