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Old 02-28-2012, 12:55 AM #1
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Question Looking for ~1W Laser With a Long Duty Cycle

Hi there! I just recently purchased myself a Rifle 1.2W 445nm laser from Lazerer and while it is quite brilliant and effective for most purposes, it simply cannot run for very long. Because of course its 1min - 1min duty cycle and mediocre battery life. I was wondering if anyone on the forum would be able to build me a laser around 1W (less is alright as well assuming when focused it can still pop balloons, light matches/paper, and tear through the night sky). I of course will take care of eye protection but yes. I was wondering how difficult that would be to build/have built. I have a lot of experience with electronics but I have to admit, laser building is a bit more tricky (because of casing really never been good at that). Another nice feature would be a saftey mechanism of sorts. Anyway, how much would that cost to build or have built here? Thanks!

P.S. Decent battery performance would also be a good pro.



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Very glad to see you're safety concious! A refresher to say the least!
I'd recommend seeing if rhd has anything for sale or lazeerer. Both have a reputation for amazing build quality!

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Default Re: Looking for ~1W Laser With a Long Duty Cycle

http://laserpointerforums.com/f39/fs...boy-71849.html

I'm sure lazeerer could build you a 1W laser like that. With 1W and the massive heatsink, idk if you would have an unlimited duty cycle, but it would certainly be safe to run for a good long while.
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You could always ask this guy : FS - couple of 2W 445s

He's trying to sell em for 300$ with 2 flexdrives @ 2Watts... but if you ask him to build one around half that power... it runs on a large 32600 battery, and being a larger diameter host, allows for good heatsinking
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