Laser pointer discussion. Read/write reviews of laser pointers and laser pointer companies. Learn about all types of laser pointers and lasers





Welcome to Laser Pointer Forums! If you are looking for a laser pointer or want to compare different laser pointer companies, you may want to check out the LPF Laser Pointer Company Database. The link will open in a new window for your convenience.








Green Laser Pointers by Category Blue Laser Pointers by Category Red Laser Pointers by Category
Yellow Laser Pointers by Category Violet Laser Pointers by Category Orange Laser Pointers by Category
Top Laser Pointers by Power - 1 Watt+ Top Laser Pointers by Power - 500mW+ Top Laser Pointers by Power - 250mW+
Laser Pointer Database High Power Laser Pointers Laser Pointer Diodes
Laser Technology Laser Pointer Parts Lasers by Wavelength
Top 10 Laser Pointer Companies Laser Pointer Company Database Visible Beam Laser Pointers


One laser store meets all your needs

























Go Back   Laser Pointer Forums - Discuss Laser Pointers > Lasers > Tutorials, Help & Repairs



LPF List of Laser Pointer Companies (link opens new window)



Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-28-2008, 07:59 AM #1
lamborgini8's Avatar
Class 3R Laser
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 1,521
Rep Power: 109
lamborgini8 has a reputation beyond reputelamborgini8 has a reputation beyond reputelamborgini8 has a reputation beyond reputelamborgini8 has a reputation beyond reputelamborgini8 has a reputation beyond reputelamborgini8 has a reputation beyond reputelamborgini8 has a reputation beyond reputelamborgini8 has a reputation beyond reputelamborgini8 has a reputation beyond reputelamborgini8 has a reputation beyond reputelamborgini8 has a reputation beyond repute
Send a message via MSN to lamborgini8
lamborgini8 lamborgini8 is offline
Class 3R Laser
lamborgini8's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 1,521
Rep Power: 109
lamborgini8 has a reputation beyond reputelamborgini8 has a reputation beyond reputelamborgini8 has a reputation beyond reputelamborgini8 has a reputation beyond reputelamborgini8 has a reputation beyond reputelamborgini8 has a reputation beyond reputelamborgini8 has a reputation beyond reputelamborgini8 has a reputation beyond reputelamborgini8 has a reputation beyond reputelamborgini8 has a reputation beyond reputelamborgini8 has a reputation beyond repute
Send a message via MSN to lamborgini8
Default Double beam

I used my viper 75 again a few days ago but when I turned it on, instead of getting the usual nice green beam and dot I got about 5 seconds of one dim beam and then the dots went even dimmer and turned into two dots, one above the other...

At first I thought it had broken somehow but I tried it with new batteries and it worked perfectly.

So are dim double beams normal for weak batteries?


__________________
DL - Viper 75mW - Green (532nm)
DL - 50mW Module - Green (532nm)
DIY - 50mW - 12k Scanner - Green (532nm)
DeviantArt - Ian Salter
lamborgini8 is offline   Reply With Quote







LPF List of Laser Pointer Companies (link opens new window)







Old 02-28-2008, 10:22 AM #2
Class 3R Laser
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 1,880
Rep Power: 21
BlueFusion is just really niceBlueFusion is just really niceBlueFusion is just really niceBlueFusion is just really nice
Send a message via MSN to BlueFusion
BlueFusion BlueFusion is offline
Class 3R Laser
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 1,880
Rep Power: 21
BlueFusion is just really niceBlueFusion is just really niceBlueFusion is just really niceBlueFusion is just really nice
Send a message via MSN to BlueFusion
Default Re: Double beam

That's TEM01
Transverse Electromagnetic Mode
yes it can be caused by weak batteries
it's also called mode hopping if it changes between that and TEM00 (one beam)
If it does it with decent batteries, RMA it
BlueFusion is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-29-2008, 12:24 PM #3
styropyro's Avatar
Class 4 Laser
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Carbondale, IL
Posts: 5,259
Rep Power: 2895
styropyro has a reputation beyond reputestyropyro has a reputation beyond reputestyropyro has a reputation beyond reputestyropyro has a reputation beyond reputestyropyro has a reputation beyond reputestyropyro has a reputation beyond reputestyropyro has a reputation beyond reputestyropyro has a reputation beyond reputestyropyro has a reputation beyond reputestyropyro has a reputation beyond reputestyropyro has a reputation beyond repute
styropyro styropyro is offline
Class 4 Laser
styropyro's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Carbondale, IL
Posts: 5,259
Rep Power: 2895
styropyro has a reputation beyond reputestyropyro has a reputation beyond reputestyropyro has a reputation beyond reputestyropyro has a reputation beyond reputestyropyro has a reputation beyond reputestyropyro has a reputation beyond reputestyropyro has a reputation beyond reputestyropyro has a reputation beyond reputestyropyro has a reputation beyond reputestyropyro has a reputation beyond reputestyropyro has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Double beam

My old X105 always did that when the batteries got low, like BlueFusion said RMA it if it starts to mode hop on new batteries.
__________________

Always protect your seeing balls!
styropyro is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-29-2008, 02:33 PM #4
Class 2 Laser
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 259
Rep Power: 16
goldfingerfif is a glorious beacon of lightgoldfingerfif is a glorious beacon of lightgoldfingerfif is a glorious beacon of lightgoldfingerfif is a glorious beacon of lightgoldfingerfif is a glorious beacon of lightgoldfingerfif is a glorious beacon of light
Send a message via AIM to goldfingerfif
goldfingerfif goldfingerfif is offline
Class 2 Laser
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 259
Rep Power: 16
goldfingerfif is a glorious beacon of lightgoldfingerfif is a glorious beacon of lightgoldfingerfif is a glorious beacon of lightgoldfingerfif is a glorious beacon of lightgoldfingerfif is a glorious beacon of lightgoldfingerfif is a glorious beacon of light
Send a message via AIM to goldfingerfif
Default Re: Double beam

My DX200 does that, it seems like it does it when the batteries are low or if it gets hot (on more than a constant 60secs or on off a lot over 5 mins)
goldfingerfif is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2008, 06:26 PM #5
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 14
Rep Power: 0
negitivezeero is on a distinguished road
negitivezeero negitivezeero is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 14
Rep Power: 0
negitivezeero is on a distinguished road
Default Re: Double beam

i have the dx 200 too ... after like 1 min and a half i can actually see the beam split in two.. ive had my laser for about a month, and now it just started doin it.. if i let it sit for like 10 min its ok but after a little bit it starts doin it again
negitivezeero is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2008, 07:17 PM #6
Class 2 Laser
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 259
Rep Power: 16
goldfingerfif is a glorious beacon of lightgoldfingerfif is a glorious beacon of lightgoldfingerfif is a glorious beacon of lightgoldfingerfif is a glorious beacon of lightgoldfingerfif is a glorious beacon of lightgoldfingerfif is a glorious beacon of light
Send a message via AIM to goldfingerfif
goldfingerfif goldfingerfif is offline
Class 2 Laser
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 259
Rep Power: 16
goldfingerfif is a glorious beacon of lightgoldfingerfif is a glorious beacon of lightgoldfingerfif is a glorious beacon of lightgoldfingerfif is a glorious beacon of lightgoldfingerfif is a glorious beacon of lightgoldfingerfif is a glorious beacon of light
Send a message via AIM to goldfingerfif
Default Re: Double beam

Quote:
Originally Posted by negitivezeero
i have the dx 200 too ... after like 1 min and a half i can actually see the beam split in two.. ive had my laser for about a month, and now it just started doin it.. if i let it sit for like 10 min its ok but after a little bit it starts doin it again
Batteries are getting low probably. Mine does it if I over power it (AAA e2 lithiums) or if the batteries get low. My DX200 loves the rechargables (1.2v).
goldfingerfif is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2008, 07:18 PM #7
FireMyLaser's Avatar
Class 3B Laser
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Sweden
Posts: 3,052
Rep Power: 567
FireMyLaser has a reputation beyond reputeFireMyLaser has a reputation beyond reputeFireMyLaser has a reputation beyond reputeFireMyLaser has a reputation beyond reputeFireMyLaser has a reputation beyond reputeFireMyLaser has a reputation beyond reputeFireMyLaser has a reputation beyond reputeFireMyLaser has a reputation beyond reputeFireMyLaser has a reputation beyond reputeFireMyLaser has a reputation beyond reputeFireMyLaser has a reputation beyond repute
Send a message via MSN to FireMyLaser
FireMyLaser FireMyLaser is online now
Class 3B Laser
FireMyLaser's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Sweden
Posts: 3,052
Rep Power: 567
FireMyLaser has a reputation beyond reputeFireMyLaser has a reputation beyond reputeFireMyLaser has a reputation beyond reputeFireMyLaser has a reputation beyond reputeFireMyLaser has a reputation beyond reputeFireMyLaser has a reputation beyond reputeFireMyLaser has a reputation beyond reputeFireMyLaser has a reputation beyond reputeFireMyLaser has a reputation beyond reputeFireMyLaser has a reputation beyond reputeFireMyLaser has a reputation beyond repute
Send a message via MSN to FireMyLaser
Default Re: Double beam

Quote:
Originally Posted by negitivezeero
i have the dx 200 too ... after like 1 min and a half i can actually see the beam split in two.. ive had my laser for about a month, and now it just started doin it.. if i let it sit for like 10 min its ok but after a little bit it starts doin it again
Don't let it run for more then ~60 seconds at a time, let it rest in between.
__________________
Niko likes cereal.
FireMyLaser is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply





Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On











Loading








Green Laser Pointers by Category Blue Laser Pointers by Category Red Laser Pointers by Category
Yellow Laser Pointers by Category Violet Laser Pointers by Category Orange Laser Pointers by Category
Top Laser Pointers by Power - 1 Watt+ Top Laser Pointers by Power - 500mW+ Top Laser Pointers by Power - 250mW+
Laser Pointer Database High Power Laser Pointers Laser Pointer Diodes






Privacy Policy | Advertising Disclaimer | Terms of Use


 


All times are GMT. The time now is 11:49 AM.


Powered by: vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO
Privacy Policy | Advertising Disclaimer | Terms of Use
Copyright (C) 2017 Laser Pointer Forums, LLC