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Old 12-01-2010, 11:53 AM #1
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Talking FlexDrive

How do you set a flex drive to say 1000mA.


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http://hacylon.case.edu/ebay/laser_d..._V5_manual.pdf

and you going to need a test circuit and dmm
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Let me google that for you
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How did you do that?
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But how am I ment to change the mA, like from 200mA to 1000mA.
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Turn the pot. Again it is all here http://hacylon.case.edu/ebay/laser_d..._V5_manual.pdf
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But how am I ment to change the mA, like from 200mA to 1000mA.

There is this round dial, only moving part on the board, and you turn it!
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Hey guys so I was wonderin what a jumper was I con't find it for some reason -_-
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But how am I ment to change the mA, like from 200mA to 1000mA.

FlexDrives are small, and require precise soldering skills...

First you need to set the current range. See diagrams in the documentation here:
http://hacylon.case.edu/ebay/laser_d..._V5_manual.pdf

Then you can adjust the current.

The tiny pot is a 'single turn' pot that can be damaged if turned too far in either direction.

You must use a test load to set the current. Here's a good write up on using a test load: (he shows a DDL driver, but it is the same procedure with a FlexDrive)
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a short length of wire used to make a connection, usually temporarily, between terminals or to bypass a component
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but not limited to wire. when setting my flexdrives i use the extra length of pin from diodes or resistors.
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