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Old 11-29-2007, 03:47 AM #17
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I was wondering, where did you get that nice plastic case?
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what is that plastic case called at radioshack? it would work perfect for a bluray laser for me
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Can I safely put another 10ohm resistor in parelell to squese a few extra mW out of this thing?
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Well....Can I?
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Yeah...you should be OK with 2 ohms.
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Is that a "Go ahead and kill your diode" ok or a "itt'le be fine" ok?
I dont really want to risk it. :-/
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If you are only using 2 alkaline batteries you will be ok and 2 ohms will not kill your diode.

Remember with 2.2 ohms the current supplied to the diode was only ~160ma's when I did it..
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DWL --

You've reached the point where you really need to use a meter to measure LD current. If you go over about 250 mA, you are getting near the edge of LD death. You also need GOOD heatsinking.

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I have a mulitimeter, I just dont know how to use it. :-/
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And it's time you think about building a driver too...the next step for you...
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And it's time you think about building a driver too...the next step for you...
I have made 2 Dedell's drivers, no luch on my end. :-[
On one, it just dosent work, and on the other, the resistors get REALLY hot and no curent on the other side.
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[quote author=Gazoo link=1196142962/15#27 date=1196919983]And it's time you think about building a driver too...the next step for you...
I have made 2 Dedell's drivers, no luch on my end. :-[
On one, it just dosent work, and on the other, the resistors get REALLY hot and no curent on the other side.[/quote]

As has been suggested to you several times before, you’ve probably gotten the pins on the regulator mixed up. Please post a few pictures of the circuit and maybe we can help you fix it.

As my father taught me, stick with a ‘can’t do’ attitude and you won’t.

A little time, some work, and you'll have a working laser diode driver. You've got all the help you could ask for right here.

You CAN do this!
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[quote author=Dude_With_Lasers link=1196142962/15#29 date=1196920822][quote author=Gazoo link=1196142962/15#27 date=1196919983]And it's time you think about building a driver too...the next step for you...
I have made 2 Dedell's drivers, no luch on my end. :-[
On one, it just dosent work, and on the other, the resistors get REALLY hot and no curent on the other side.[/quote]

As has been suggested to you several times before, you’ve probably gotten the pins on the regulator mixed up. Please post a few pictures of the circuit and maybe we can help you fix it.

As my father taught me, stick with a ‘can’t do’ attitude and you won’t.

A little time, some work, and you'll have a working laser diode driver. You've got all the help you could ask for right here.

You CAN do this![/quote]
I just figured it out!
I had the batts' in backwards. * :-/ :P
I feel like a frigen' idiot.... *:-[
Hey, now I have one for a blu-ray. *
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