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Old 07-02-2011, 12:24 AM #49
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I have an 18500 and it does fit without modification to the springs
Looking at the size I thought it might, thanks!

It is really loose though, right? Electrical tape does do wonders though.
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Mark, I can machine a sleeve for you if you need one.

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It's 15mm difference, the last 0 indicates that the battery is cylindrical
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Yeah, the length is what kills it fror use in this host. I may take you up on machining a sleeve, but for now I think I'll just use tape to incerease the diameter.

BTW, I finally killled the 650nm Guidesman I got from you (mohrenberg) way back when. Not because of anything wrong with the build, just my supididity in thinking I could take it apart, and ripping the wiring all to hell, and not being able to free the driver.

And I loaned the 405nm to a friend to play with her dog, after discussing that she should never let it hit the dogs eye, and then never got it back. Yeah she's no longer a friend!

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you never got a 650nm guidesman from me, cause i just sold the host and heat sink. I haven't sold an actual laser in 2 years now.
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And Ray, I know I've got a bit of credit with you, and I will eventually use it and will probably take you up on it once i have a couple of 18500's, but if you want to machine something for me, I'd love to have you machine a custom focus adapter tailored for this host. I probably should have thought of that in the first place.

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you never got a 650nm guidesman from me, cause i just sold the host and heat sink. I haven't sold an actual laser in 2 years now.
Yep, look at when I registerd, you were my first purchases. Think back, I bought one laser then sent it back because of focusing issues, and bought the second at the same time, cause I was inpatient. That was right before you stoppped selling completed lasers because of the fed hasseling you. I know you'll remember if you really go back. Shipped from St. Louis to.....Dallas?

$65.00 bucks each, ring a bell.

We even talked on the phone once.

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Mark, I will need to get another tap to do the focus adapter. Had I known prior to shipping it, I would part the beveled front end off and tap it there.

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It's cool Ray, don't worry about it. I've got the one coming from qumefox anyway.
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OK, I don't have my custom focus adapter yet, but thought I'd go ahead and post a few pics of the build. Their not as ***y as Ray's, and they don't look as good, but I thought I'd post them anyway.

I don't know what wattage it's putting outt, but it is using a FlexDrive set at 1,250mW, so I'm guessing around 1.1 Watts or so. I do have a LaserBee USB LPM on the way though, so I'll know for sure soon enough.

Runs super cool too. After 1 minute on time ithe heatsink isn't the least bit warm.

Edit: Actually with 1 amp AAA cells it does start to warm up after 45 seconds and the driver protection circuit kicks in (I think that's what it is, the beam starts flashing with a FlexDrive, right?). I'm guess I'm going to have to open it up and fill the pill area with the thermal compound once I get it.

I've got a 18500 coming and we'll see what that one does when I get it.
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