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Old 06-08-2008, 01:20 PM #1
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Default need help... with a greenie!

Ok I have dissected an IR filtered generic 10mW and powered it up and its very dim... possibly 1-2mW
Its the un pot modable type but is there any way of easily boosting the power...

I know if I run more voltage through it it should be brighter BUT I don't know what it can take without blowing...

I can run either 3V or 9V and nothing in between due to size issues...

oh I unscrewed themodule and re screwed it back together to see if that would help and nothing....

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Default Re: need help... with a greenie!

My guess is that you really cant get that much more power. If you want more power you should consider doing a DIY project and harvest a dvd diode.
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The output drop probably isn't from a voltage issue. Probably while you dislodged the IR Filter you disrupted the crystal set and with that even out of alignment a tiny bit it can cause the power to severely drop. You can try moving the assembly around a tad bit, and if you're not too worried about completely losing it see what else you can do with it. Possibly also try letting it run for a while so it warms up and see if it jumps back up to power or cooling it first since that will expand/contract the metals and glues to move the optics around a small amount.
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