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Old 01-04-2017, 07:28 PM #1
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Smile What's a high amount of hours for an argon laser?

Hello I was just wondering what a high amount of hours is for an argon ion laser. And also what would be a good range of hours, ive been looking at some on eBay made in 1991 and they look pretty new, but I'm asking because I don't want to buy one then it quit working a few months later. Thanks.


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Default Re: What's a high amount of hours for an argon laser?

That really depends on the tube. It also REALLY depends on how hard it was run during its life. For the regular small frame type, a tube run at 4A for 10,000 hours has way more life left in it than an identical tube run at 10A for 1,000 hours.

A VERY rough rule of thumb might be don't buy it over 8000 hours. Lower is always better, as you might expect.

The output-power:input-current ratio would be a better indication of tube health.
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Do any of these lasers look like they have some life left in them? Do they look like they are in decent condition?


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I need a reply asap because I have a limited time that I can buy one of these if they are worth it. Thanks.
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Apparently the last one has been metered so it is a fairly safe bet that it's in good condition.
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It depends on how much of a project you want. If you're bad with electronics and mechanics, get one that has a picture of it working. Getting just a head means you need to supply a fan, a potential fan power supply, a laser power supply, and a potential power supply controller. These all need to be selected carefully to ensure compatibility. If you don't want to go through that, buy a complete unit.
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Not to mention - do you want a multiline or single line? You have listed both...

I really understand the urge to do it fast and get excited to buy - I really do! But, slow down a bit and understand what you are getting and what is required.

Here is a link to the documentation for these lasers - it will tell you details as to what each laser can do and the power supply required, etc...

http://laserpointerforums.com/attach...ion-manual.pdf
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