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Old 10-04-2009, 03:44 PM #1
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Default 10W Argon 500 USD

Lexel Model 3500 10W Argon Laser w/ Power Supply bei eBay.de: Lighting Lasers (endet 01.11.09 03:12:19 MEZ)

They do not guarantee that it work but semms to be in good condition...

Anyone wanna risk it =P


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In addition to a "gambler's heart" and well developed patience, you are going to need 208V, 3-phase mains, that can give you at least 45A.

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Nice, that's almost $2.80 an hour for electrical costs.
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Nice, that's almost $2.80 an hour for electrical costs.
who would run it for a whole hour?
still, it consumes a lot of energy!
I would love to see a 10 W cyan beam though :O
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It is bad for the laser to start and stop, usually if you turn it on, you need to keep it on for a couple hours.
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It is bad for the laser to start and stop, usually if you turn it on, you need to keep it on for a couple hours.
Why that?
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Why that?
Because when you turn on it on it heats up which causes thermal strain on the tube, same when you turn it off and cool it down. Causes the seals to degrade faster. The cathode also gets "chunks" blown off of it every time you start it.
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Hey -- there's a 2 watt ArIon on ebay now. Removed working it says.

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Hey -- there's a 2 watt ArIon on ebay now. Removed working it says.

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Also says as-is, I always am very cautious about buying an argon with no pictures of it working : \
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Hey -- there's a 2 watt ArIon on ebay now. Removed working it says.

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Is it in America? What model?

I found some deals:

http://cgi.ebay.com/r1005j-Coherent-...item2a01a4046d

http://cgi.ebay.com/Spectra-Physics-...item53dd693ebb

both high power (164 should manage 5W if it's in any good condition ), I think the top one is the one you were talking about Mike.

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who would run it for a whole hour?
still, it consumes a lot of energy!
I would love to see a 10 W cyan beam though :O

I run my big 3-phase argon for about 4 hours at a time... I would say if you dont have time to run it for at LEAST an hour, dont even bother turning it on

For some reason the electrical costs dont bother me. For some reason it's the thought of the hose on full blast for 4 hours that I hate! haha...
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