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 03-23-2011, 12:09 AM #1
Gryphon's Avatar
Class 3R Laser
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Panama City, Florida
Posts: 1,838
Rep Power: 182
Gryphon has a reputation beyond reputeGryphon has a reputation beyond reputeGryphon has a reputation beyond reputeGryphon has a reputation beyond reputeGryphon has a reputation beyond reputeGryphon has a reputation beyond reputeGryphon has a reputation beyond reputeGryphon has a reputation beyond reputeGryphon has a reputation beyond reputeGryphon has a reputation beyond reputeGryphon has a reputation beyond repute
Gryphon Gryphon is offline
Class 3R Laser
Gryphon's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Panama City, Florida
Posts: 1,838
Rep Power: 182
Gryphon has a reputation beyond reputeGryphon has a reputation beyond reputeGryphon has a reputation beyond reputeGryphon has a reputation beyond reputeGryphon has a reputation beyond reputeGryphon has a reputation beyond reputeGryphon has a reputation beyond reputeGryphon has a reputation beyond reputeGryphon has a reputation beyond reputeGryphon has a reputation beyond reputeGryphon has a reputation beyond repute
Default Flash Lamp Problem

Ive returned to my SSY-1 laser head after finally making a good capacitor charger, the only problem now is that the flash lamp won't light! The lamp is hooked up to 510v at 400uF and the trigger circuit is making a visible blue glow inside the lamp's glass but it refuses to dazzle me with a blinding white flash of light.

Is it possible that the lamp could be dead and in need of replacing, and is there any way to positively test if it is?

If all else fails i can simply buy a replacement lamp from Meredith but i thought i would check with you guys first.


__________________
I see................wait, what now?

(3x) 405nm
(6x) 445nm
(4x) 532nm
(1x) 543nm
(1x) 632.8nm
(1x) 635nm
(3x) 660nm
SSY-1 Laser
Gryphon is offline   Reply With Quote







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







Old 03-23-2011, 12:13 AM #2
Prototype's Avatar
Class 3B Laser
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 2,712
Rep Power: 107
Prototype has a reputation beyond reputePrototype has a reputation beyond reputePrototype has a reputation beyond reputePrototype has a reputation beyond reputePrototype has a reputation beyond reputePrototype has a reputation beyond reputePrototype has a reputation beyond reputePrototype has a reputation beyond reputePrototype has a reputation beyond reputePrototype has a reputation beyond reputePrototype has a reputation beyond repute
Prototype Prototype is offline
Class 3B Laser
Prototype's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 2,712
Rep Power: 107
Prototype has a reputation beyond reputePrototype has a reputation beyond reputePrototype has a reputation beyond reputePrototype has a reputation beyond reputePrototype has a reputation beyond reputePrototype has a reputation beyond reputePrototype has a reputation beyond reputePrototype has a reputation beyond reputePrototype has a reputation beyond reputePrototype has a reputation beyond reputePrototype has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Flash Lamp Problem

I hope you're not actually looking at the lamp when you're trying to trigger it! Those things emit dangerous amounts of IR and can do serious damage to your eyes should it trigger intermittently. Can't remember off the top of my head what the PFN should produce for the flashlamp, but I'll check.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by MoonShad0w
No, bird, do not bite my F7 key off
Prototype is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2011, 01:27 AM #3
NetGod3Com's Avatar
Class 1M Laser
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Acworth, GA
Posts: 129
Rep Power: 9
NetGod3Com is a jewel in the roughNetGod3Com is a jewel in the roughNetGod3Com is a jewel in the rough
NetGod3Com NetGod3Com is offline
Class 1M Laser
NetGod3Com's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Acworth, GA
Posts: 129
Rep Power: 9
NetGod3Com is a jewel in the roughNetGod3Com is a jewel in the roughNetGod3Com is a jewel in the rough
Default Re: Flash Lamp Problem

I have 2 ssy-1 assemblies, I Death Stared the flash lamp in one, the other is ok. If you get a blue glow but no ignition then your flashlamp has probably leaked and will need replacement. Also, as Prototype stated, keep the business end of the ssy-1 pointed away from anything you do not want damaged and your left hand in your pocket when the cap is charged.

I hope you get it running, happy lasering...
__________________
405 still in sled
445 in aixiz module
473 lab style Received, v4 driver board with loose pot...got to get out the old soldering iron
2 ~5mw 532 dpss pointers
1 ~100mw lab style 532 dpss
1 ~200mw lab style 532 dpss

632.8 HeNe <5mw
632.8 HeNe ~10mw
2 635 pointers ~5mw
1 650 pointer ~5mw
1 DX ~200mw "Dilda-laser"

6 680 Diodes waiting on hosts and drivers


2 Guidesman hosts received

2 ssy-1 modules (1 with exploded flash lamp) 1 PFN

Various bits and pieces and a few aixiz modules with low power diodes
do not have a power meter

Needed - Drivers for 12x and 445
NetGod3Com is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2011, 01:32 AM #4
Prototype's Avatar
Class 3B Laser
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 2,712
Rep Power: 107
Prototype has a reputation beyond reputePrototype has a reputation beyond reputePrototype has a reputation beyond reputePrototype has a reputation beyond reputePrototype has a reputation beyond reputePrototype has a reputation beyond reputePrototype has a reputation beyond reputePrototype has a reputation beyond reputePrototype has a reputation beyond reputePrototype has a reputation beyond reputePrototype has a reputation beyond repute
Prototype Prototype is offline
Class 3B Laser
Prototype's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 2,712
Rep Power: 107
Prototype has a reputation beyond reputePrototype has a reputation beyond reputePrototype has a reputation beyond reputePrototype has a reputation beyond reputePrototype has a reputation beyond reputePrototype has a reputation beyond reputePrototype has a reputation beyond reputePrototype has a reputation beyond reputePrototype has a reputation beyond reputePrototype has a reputation beyond reputePrototype has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Flash Lamp Problem

Well I was referring to the flashlamp itself being a danger to the eyes, but that's good advice as well.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by MoonShad0w
No, bird, do not bite my F7 key off
Prototype is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2011, 03:18 AM #5
Gryphon's Avatar
Class 3R Laser
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Panama City, Florida
Posts: 1,838
Rep Power: 182
Gryphon has a reputation beyond reputeGryphon has a reputation beyond reputeGryphon has a reputation beyond reputeGryphon has a reputation beyond reputeGryphon has a reputation beyond reputeGryphon has a reputation beyond reputeGryphon has a reputation beyond reputeGryphon has a reputation beyond reputeGryphon has a reputation beyond reputeGryphon has a reputation beyond reputeGryphon has a reputation beyond repute
Gryphon Gryphon is offline
Class 3R Laser
Gryphon's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Panama City, Florida
Posts: 1,838
Rep Power: 182
Gryphon has a reputation beyond reputeGryphon has a reputation beyond reputeGryphon has a reputation beyond reputeGryphon has a reputation beyond reputeGryphon has a reputation beyond reputeGryphon has a reputation beyond reputeGryphon has a reputation beyond reputeGryphon has a reputation beyond reputeGryphon has a reputation beyond reputeGryphon has a reputation beyond reputeGryphon has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Flash Lamp Problem

Thanks for the responses guys! When the laser didn't fire i removed the lamp and tried to power it up outside the cavity but behind cover so as not to blind myslf if it did light. But when it didn't light i went over to see if the trigger circuit was working and thats when i noticed the blue glow from the trigger wire that told me the trigger was indeed working.

Never the less i just put in an order at Meredith and should have new lamp in a couple days.

Thanks again for the advice, i really like the one about putting your hand in your pocket so as not to short out HV across your heart, i also like to put power cables in my pockets too, it makes sure its not plugged in and helps me remember where it is
__________________
I see................wait, what now?

(3x) 405nm
(6x) 445nm
(4x) 532nm
(1x) 543nm
(1x) 632.8nm
(1x) 635nm
(3x) 660nm
SSY-1 Laser
Gryphon is offline   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 10:19 PM.


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