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Old 04-25-2009, 11:37 PM #1
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Default Powering up Uniphase 2214 Argon

Hey guys,

Well I got this thing working and lasing, but I really want to see what it does with its power turned up.

The problem is, I don't have a remote interface and when I bought it it was pre-wired to run at idle.

Does anyone know how I would wire the power supply on this baby to turn up the power to about 90%? I looked at sams laser FAQ but didn't find anything I thought i could use...



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What power supply are you using?
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I bet Chris at Heerusciecnces has the answer. I don't know what pins to short but I think it is easy.

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Default Re: Powering up Uniphase 2214 Argon

a pot between pins 13 and 7 should do it... that will control output in light mode

you should have pins 1 to 3, 2 to 13 and 13 to 7 with a pot inbetween
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Default Re: Powering up Uniphase 2214 Argon

OK, I don't really have a pot here...

This is what it is right now:



Would it run fine if I just bridged the connection (run at MAX I assume that would be) ?

If not, I have some resistors here... but don't know which one would work the best... how many OHM pot would I want?
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Default Re: Powering up Uniphase 2214 Argon

Spyrocks doesn't have a pot to what ???? ;D ;D
You need a pot and GooeyGas again has the answer

Just try some fixed resistors starting at 10K Ohm and work up and down to see what happens.

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Default Re: Powering up Uniphase 2214 Argon

http://www.repairfaq.org/sam/laserasc.htm#asccu1r

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Default Re: Powering up Uniphase 2214 Argon

OK, Talked to GooeyGus on MSN, and eventually we got it running at (Nearly) full output with the help of a 2.2Kohm resistor in pin 7 and 13.

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If you ever feel like building a decent controller, here's the drawing I used in addition to the interlock (from sam's laser faq)
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