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Old 04-15-2012, 04:17 PM #17
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Default Re: Diode.

Yes, it still works for what i've been using it for lately, i've just been avoiding long blasts as i won't have a charger until i receive the one from Larry.

Its just a pain as i don't seem to be getting to the bottom this! Can i say for sure though that if i fried the diode, it wouldn't work at all. Surely the same for driver etc too?


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Yes, it still works for what i've been using it for lately, i've just been avoiding long blasts as i won't have a charger until i receive the one from Larry.

Its just a pain as i don't seem to be getting to the bottom this! Can i say for sure though that if i fried the diode, it wouldn't work at all. Surely the same for driver etc too?
not necessarily. I have seen in person smoked drivers by reverse polarity still working (slighty not adequately but still working). And a diode in reverse has a breakdown voltage if that wasn't exceeded it should have survived.. MOSTLY everything is relatively .. um.. relative.

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Although i guess for a novice like me, it would be hard to find the issue! The only thing i can say is when the laser's been on for a few longer blasts working fine, it dims once, then again.
I know i only pressed on/off very quickly with the battery in the wrong way!
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Although i guess for a novice like me, it would be hard to find the issue! The only thing i can say is when the laser's been on for a few longer blasts working fine, it dims once, then again.
I know i only pressed on/off very quickly with the battery in the wrong way!
try the a battery first, we will figure it out if that doesn't help
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Default Re: Diode.

Cheers, i really hope that the issue is the battery & i havent damaged anything with that one off misshap putting the battery in the wrong way around.

This laser seems extremely powerful for a 200. It seems ok now whilts i use for short bursts, but i haven't had it on for anytghing up to 30 seconds as i havce no battery charger.

Will a better battery improve the lasers power too?
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