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Default Re: CNI MGL-F-532 2.5W Burning Test

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Yep this unit is just like my 3W (which they don't make anymore) i've actually never had to run mine long enough that it never got hot but I presume that it is supposed to be 100% duty cycle (assuming it's in a cool ambient temp room) Although still bolting it to a heat sink probably would be a good idea for long term runs. I've never taken mine apart, but judging by the electronics it has two current controls so I think it actually has two diodes like my adlas. No sense in taking apart a working laser though. These are nicer than a lot of other lasers because they generally have a TEM00 beam, not multimode, so they burn better. If I focus mine down to a fine spot I can engrave aluminum with it. It's a beast. I had to use a steel cylinder as a beam stop!
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Yep this unit is just like my 3W (which they don't make anymore) i've actually never had to run mine long enough that it never got hot but I presume that it is supposed to be 100% duty cycle (assuming it's in a cool ambient temp room) Although still bolting it to a heat sink probably would be a good idea for long term runs. I've never taken mine apart, but judging by the electronics it has two current controls so I think it actually has two diodes like my adlas. No sense in taking apart a working laser though. These are nicer than a lot of other lasers because they generally have a TEM00 beam, not multimode, so they burn better. If I focus mine down to a fine spot I can engrave aluminum with it. It's a beast. I had to use a steel cylinder as a beam stop!
Thanks for checking it out Matt! After using this thing for so long I turned on my Aries and 20mW's of 532 just isn't the same after 2.5W's of 532

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Nope. Did you get analog or TTL modulation? Mine is analog.

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Nope. Did you get analog or TTL modulation? Mine is analog.

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Analog, it's the PSU-H-OEM power supply

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I have a JET 10X expander that you could use with it, I paid 100 plus expedited shipping but if you want it for 60 dollars I'm not using it, you would likely need to make an adaptor, or you could simply hold a household magnifying glass in front of your intended targets, of course safety glasses are very needed when holding a lens in front of the beam as I know you are aware, but that would make a big difference while burning.

It is a very good looking beam, looking back at the source it is a beautiful emerald rod that looks laser straight.....I know, but that's what a laser should look like.

Maybe some dark room pics with a little fog to see how well it lights up the walls from fog scattered photons, I bet it's impressive in the dark, although the room wont be dark, it will be glowing green.
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I have a JET 10X expander that you could use with it, I paid 100 plus expedited shipping but if you want it for 60 dollars I'm not using it, you would likely need to make an adaptor, or you could simply hold a household magnifying glass in front of your intended targets, of course safety glasses are very needed when holding a lens in front of the beam as I know you are aware, but that would make a big difference while burning.

It is a very good looking beam, looking back at the source it is a beautiful emerald rod that looks laser straight.....I know, but that's what a laser should look like.

Maybe some dark room pics with a little fog to see how well it lights up the walls from fog scattered photons, I bet it's impressive in the dark, although the room wont be dark, it will be glowing green.

LOL, yes the room is not dark anymore it's just green

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