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Old 08-20-2011, 12:35 PM #1
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Default Need advice on the Spartan 1W from DL

I'm about to buy the Spartan 1W Blue laser from DragonLasers. I've read in a review that you need 3V batteries for it, I have them but on the side of the battery it says: The voltage of full charge and empty condition is 3.6V and 2.0V, Respectively.
On the other side of the battery is says: TR 15270 800mAH 3.0V.

Does this mean it's actually 3.6V or 3.0V? And is there a possibility to damage the laser if I put these batteries inside when they are 3.6V?
The brand of the batteries are UltraFire.

I also have a question about the beam. It says that the beam and dot is rectangle shaped, Does this look much different from a normal laser? And does this make the laser look ugly or something?

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I would avoid DL if at all possible.
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Default Re: Need advice on the Spartan 1W from DL

Why avoid DRagonlasers? There a good company right?
Or did you mean something else with DL?
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Default Re: Need advice on the Spartan 1W from DL

DragonLasers 589nm "50mW" - Very displeased so far (LPM: 7mw to 24mW)

This thread outlines DL's customer service, along with return policy and inconsistency with on-spec units. While they do have their fair share of positive units, if you get burnt on a bad unit, you're out how ever much you spent. They are a reseller of CNI lasers, which are top notch items but that doesn't mean that they are going to send out a good product to you.

rhd probably knows this best, but others around here would still vouch for DL.

For instance, personally, I like DinoDirect, but a lot of people around here don't like them. I got burnt on one deal from them (600mw instead of 800), but for the price, 600mw was about what I could get elsewhere.

Dragonlasers does not offer a good return policy, IIRC in the thread, shipping amounted to about $200. DinoDirect, a cheap-chinese drop site offers a better return policy.
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So if I get a under spec laser and bave to return it, then I have to pay the shipping myself? Is that all?
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So if I get a under spec laser and bave to return it, then I have to pay the shipping myself? Is that all?
In my case, they also (fraudulently as far as I'm concerned) kept $56 of my payment. So I was out $60 shipping, and $56 that they never returned (~$120 in total)
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Is there another site with the same quality of lasers and also a good customer service?
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Default Re: Need advice on the Spartan 1W from DL

Well I think the Spartan 1W 445 from DL is a very good choice for this type of laser.
Dragonlasers is normally top quality.

All the reviews about it are very good unlike some other companies it was always 1W+.

If you want more power I would look for a custom laser from a member here and if you are fine with about 800mW I would go wit the Rifle from lazere.com
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I think I'm still gonna order from dragonlasers, just because there customer service is really good.
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did you not read the posts?
lazerer.com is a very good company with on-spec units and superb customer service
here is a thread related to the subject

http://laserpointerforums.com/f52/ri...c-65932-2.html

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I bought a spartan 1w blue from them, customer service for me was great.
The laser was also great, i don't have a LPM and not much experience with lasers but i could tell it was 1w+ compared to the speed it burned things compared to a 300mw green 200mw green and 200mw red i had.
I'd be tempted to sway for the Rifle445 cus its focusable, but at the same time people have been saying they come with an acrylic lens which melts after a certain time.
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