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 03-07-2010, 06:11 PM #1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Wirral, UK
Posts: 6
Rep Power: 0
jackh is on a distinguished road
jackh jackh is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Wirral, UK
Posts: 6
Rep Power: 0
jackh is on a distinguished road
Default Help...Solder which pin to what on the driver??? phr 803t

Hi,
As you can see at the bottom of this picture the two pins of the diode are put onto the two little pads of the driver, however there is a third pin on the back which I assume is soldered onto the pad on the back. What is the point of doing this? and do I even need to?
I just want to check everything is right before I put batteries in as I have seen so many stories on here of people killing their drivers or diodes.
As you can see this is my first post and I'm also quite new to lasers, while I have done quite a bit of research I'm just still a little doubtful about things.

here is the link to the site with the picture:
http://s243333424.e-shop.info/shop/page/13?shop_param=
This is also where I got most of my stuff.
Attached Thumbnails
Help...Solder which pin to what on the driver??? phr 803t-slide5.jpg  


jackh is offline   Reply With Quote







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







Old 03-07-2010, 06:29 PM #2
Morgan's Avatar
Class 3R Laser
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Bedfordshire, UK
Posts: 2,178
Rep Power: 243
Morgan has a reputation beyond reputeMorgan has a reputation beyond reputeMorgan has a reputation beyond reputeMorgan has a reputation beyond reputeMorgan has a reputation beyond reputeMorgan has a reputation beyond reputeMorgan has a reputation beyond reputeMorgan has a reputation beyond reputeMorgan has a reputation beyond reputeMorgan has a reputation beyond reputeMorgan has a reputation beyond repute
Morgan Morgan is offline
Class 3R Laser
Morgan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Bedfordshire, UK
Posts: 2,178
Rep Power: 243
Morgan has a reputation beyond reputeMorgan has a reputation beyond reputeMorgan has a reputation beyond reputeMorgan has a reputation beyond reputeMorgan has a reputation beyond reputeMorgan has a reputation beyond reputeMorgan has a reputation beyond reputeMorgan has a reputation beyond reputeMorgan has a reputation beyond reputeMorgan has a reputation beyond reputeMorgan has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Help...Solder which pin to what on the driver??? phr 803t

Hmmm, interesting. Here's a useful link to diode pin outs. The PHR is 1st in the list. Diodes Compilation - All Diodes Data In One Thread! From the picture of the driver however, to work it must be that the pads are linked as the case pin is not used. It is possible that is the way this driver is setup but do you want to risk your LD finding out? I'd drop the supplier a line and ask them specifically.

Good luck with setting current on that thing too! Would be nice to have a pot in there somewhere. Have a look for alternative drivers on the forum, or build your own DDL driver. Lots on drivers can be found using the, "Search", button. May take time but all good info.

BTWWelcome the the forum!!!

M
__________________
Do you want to build a laser? But, you know nothing about what is needed, right? Then you need to try the, "I Want to Build a Laser", thread! Everything you wanted to know to get started and more! An easy guide as to what you need and why!

Another good guide can be found here from goninanbl00d - "First Build Guide"
(Temporarily Unavailable)

" ... Lasing on a sunny afternoon." The Kinks.

"Lasing on a Sunday Afternoon." Queen.

" Lase-y Sunday afternoon, I've got no mind to worry... " Small Faces.

"... Yes. It died during the night... So I cooked it! It was very nice." My Dad

Assembly services, parts machined and consultations for specialist builds available. PM me if you need something. Thanks.
Morgan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2010, 06:33 PM #3
Class 3B Laser
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Central New York State - Watkins Glen - planet Earth
Posts: 2,745
Rep Power: 101
photonaholic has a reputation beyond reputephotonaholic has a reputation beyond reputephotonaholic has a reputation beyond reputephotonaholic has a reputation beyond reputephotonaholic has a reputation beyond reputephotonaholic has a reputation beyond reputephotonaholic has a reputation beyond reputephotonaholic has a reputation beyond reputephotonaholic has a reputation beyond reputephotonaholic has a reputation beyond reputephotonaholic has a reputation beyond repute
photonaholic photonaholic is offline
Class 3B Laser
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Central New York State - Watkins Glen - planet Earth
Posts: 2,745
Rep Power: 101
photonaholic has a reputation beyond reputephotonaholic has a reputation beyond reputephotonaholic has a reputation beyond reputephotonaholic has a reputation beyond reputephotonaholic has a reputation beyond reputephotonaholic has a reputation beyond reputephotonaholic has a reputation beyond reputephotonaholic has a reputation beyond reputephotonaholic has a reputation beyond reputephotonaholic has a reputation beyond reputephotonaholic has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Help...Solder which pin to what on the driver??? phr 803t

Welcome to LPF. Enjoy your time with us here.



I have compiled a list of "must read" information, it will make your time with us more productive and pleasant.

Laser Resources (for n00bs and veterans alike!)

http://laserpointerforums.com/f36/lo...-me-47684.html

Sam's Laser FAQ (The Laser Bible)

Sam's Laser FAQ - Preface, Introduction, What is a Laser?, Safety

RP Photonics Encyclopedia of Laser Physics and Technology

Encyclopedia of Laser Physics and Technology - an Open Access Resource of In-Depth Information, Free Articles, Nonlinear and Fiber Optics

I have included a handy guide to assist you in finding what you need.



__________________
Thanks for reading my post.
Kind regards, Wayne

------------------------------------------------------------------
"Disclaimer: all posts made by me are based on my own opinion only,
That opinion is subject to change without notice."


Too much knowledge is dangerous, not enough is worse.
Adapted from Einstein quote.
------------------------------------------------------------------
If you want to burn things, buy a lighter
------------------------------------------------------------------
My Pet Forums - for the animal fans Link
Dances With Reptiles - If you like snakes Link
photonaholic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2010, 06:36 PM #4
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Wirral, UK
Posts: 6
Rep Power: 0
jackh is on a distinguished road
jackh jackh is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Wirral, UK
Posts: 6
Rep Power: 0
jackh is on a distinguished road
Default Re: Help...Solder which pin to what on the driver??? phr 803t

thanks for that
jackh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2010, 06:41 PM #5
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Wirral, UK
Posts: 6
Rep Power: 0
jackh is on a distinguished road
jackh jackh is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Wirral, UK
Posts: 6
Rep Power: 0
jackh is on a distinguished road
Default Re: Help...Solder which pin to what on the driver??? phr 803t

I have read most of those diy laser guides and that's how I got this stuff and started making it, its just nowhere explains precisely where the pins are soldered to. I have everything else done like the double stacked 1R0 resistors using a 5mm soldering iron(that was tricky).
thanks for the help
jackh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2010, 12:13 AM #6
KiLLrB's Avatar
Class 3R Laser
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Lubbock, TX USA
Posts: 1,097
Rep Power: 49
KiLLrB has a reputation beyond reputeKiLLrB has a reputation beyond reputeKiLLrB has a reputation beyond reputeKiLLrB has a reputation beyond reputeKiLLrB has a reputation beyond reputeKiLLrB has a reputation beyond reputeKiLLrB has a reputation beyond reputeKiLLrB has a reputation beyond reputeKiLLrB has a reputation beyond reputeKiLLrB has a reputation beyond reputeKiLLrB has a reputation beyond repute
Send a message via MSN to KiLLrB Send a message via Yahoo to KiLLrB
KiLLrB KiLLrB is offline
Class 3R Laser
KiLLrB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Lubbock, TX USA
Posts: 1,097
Rep Power: 49
KiLLrB has a reputation beyond reputeKiLLrB has a reputation beyond reputeKiLLrB has a reputation beyond reputeKiLLrB has a reputation beyond reputeKiLLrB has a reputation beyond reputeKiLLrB has a reputation beyond reputeKiLLrB has a reputation beyond reputeKiLLrB has a reputation beyond reputeKiLLrB has a reputation beyond reputeKiLLrB has a reputation beyond reputeKiLLrB has a reputation beyond repute
Send a message via MSN to KiLLrB Send a message via Yahoo to KiLLrB
Default Re: Help...Solder which pin to what on the driver??? phr 803t

connections for a phr.
__________________
3 keychain <5mW red lasers
2 ~5mW HeNe (632.8) See my HeNe Disassembly tut HERE
BluRay Laser Pointer
1W+ 445 by Yobresal LINK
sold* OPTO +150mW Green Laser pointer Review Here

FS: Custom circuits and test loads


Quote:
Originally Posted by nikokapo View Post
"Does this rag smell like chloroform to you?"

Last edited by KiLLrB; 03-08-2010 at 12:22 AM.
KiLLrB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-09-2010, 05:40 PM #7
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Wirral, UK
Posts: 6
Rep Power: 0
jackh is on a distinguished road
jackh jackh is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Wirral, UK
Posts: 6
Rep Power: 0
jackh is on a distinguished road
Thumbs up Re: Help...Solder which pin to what on the driver??? phr 803t

hi
thanks for the help people, have finally got batteries and my laser is working great, still need a spacer to move the lens further back but it burns stuff......including people who doubt the power of a photons
jackh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-09-2010, 05:44 PM #8
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Wirral, UK
Posts: 6
Rep Power: 0
jackh is on a distinguished road
jackh jackh is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Wirral, UK
Posts: 6
Rep Power: 0
jackh is on a distinguished road
Default Re: Help...Solder which pin to what on the driver??? phr 803t

actually, the push button switch at the back keeps getting stuck, when I strip it down, the actual switch doesn't jam so I'm guessing its the button, it seems pretty smooth but is there some kind of grease or lube that's good for this kind of thing?
jackh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-09-2010, 08:26 PM #9
Class 3B Laser
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Central New York State - Watkins Glen - planet Earth
Posts: 2,745
Rep Power: 101
photonaholic has a reputation beyond reputephotonaholic has a reputation beyond reputephotonaholic has a reputation beyond reputephotonaholic has a reputation beyond reputephotonaholic has a reputation beyond reputephotonaholic has a reputation beyond reputephotonaholic has a reputation beyond reputephotonaholic has a reputation beyond reputephotonaholic has a reputation beyond reputephotonaholic has a reputation beyond reputephotonaholic has a reputation beyond repute
photonaholic photonaholic is offline
Class 3B Laser
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Central New York State - Watkins Glen - planet Earth
Posts: 2,745
Rep Power: 101
photonaholic has a reputation beyond reputephotonaholic has a reputation beyond reputephotonaholic has a reputation beyond reputephotonaholic has a reputation beyond reputephotonaholic has a reputation beyond reputephotonaholic has a reputation beyond reputephotonaholic has a reputation beyond reputephotonaholic has a reputation beyond reputephotonaholic has a reputation beyond reputephotonaholic has a reputation beyond reputephotonaholic has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Help...Solder which pin to what on the driver??? phr 803t

molykote (I hope I spelled that right)
__________________
Thanks for reading my post.
Kind regards, Wayne

------------------------------------------------------------------
"Disclaimer: all posts made by me are based on my own opinion only,
That opinion is subject to change without notice."


Too much knowledge is dangerous, not enough is worse.
Adapted from Einstein quote.
------------------------------------------------------------------
If you want to burn things, buy a lighter
------------------------------------------------------------------
My Pet Forums - for the animal fans Link
Dances With Reptiles - If you like snakes Link
photonaholic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-10-2010, 04:05 PM #10
Morgan's Avatar
Class 3R Laser
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Bedfordshire, UK
Posts: 2,178
Rep Power: 243
Morgan has a reputation beyond reputeMorgan has a reputation beyond reputeMorgan has a reputation beyond reputeMorgan has a reputation beyond reputeMorgan has a reputation beyond reputeMorgan has a reputation beyond reputeMorgan has a reputation beyond reputeMorgan has a reputation beyond reputeMorgan has a reputation beyond reputeMorgan has a reputation beyond reputeMorgan has a reputation beyond repute
Morgan Morgan is offline
Class 3R Laser
Morgan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Bedfordshire, UK
Posts: 2,178
Rep Power: 243
Morgan has a reputation beyond reputeMorgan has a reputation beyond reputeMorgan has a reputation beyond reputeMorgan has a reputation beyond reputeMorgan has a reputation beyond reputeMorgan has a reputation beyond reputeMorgan has a reputation beyond reputeMorgan has a reputation beyond reputeMorgan has a reputation beyond reputeMorgan has a reputation beyond reputeMorgan has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Help...Solder which pin to what on the driver??? phr 803t

Quote:
Originally Posted by jackh View Post
hi
thanks for the help people, have finally got batteries and my laser is working great, still need a spacer to move the lens further back but it burns stuff......including people who doubt the power of a photons
A spacer... ?

This is not normally required. Particularly if you're using an Aixiz as they are designed for the job. How is the focus inadequate? Close up or infinity? If you are having a problem with focus I am supsicious that the diode may not be seated properly in the module. It's unlikely to be misaligned but, with BRs especially, if the diode isn't pressed completely into the module then the it ends up too far away from the lens, even when screwed all the way in. Difficult to rectify once everything has been soldered and assembled etc. but something to be aware of when you come to installing your own.

This issue is just one of the many facets of the hobby and should in no way discourage you. Once learnt, they things become engrained.

Glad you got it up and running though. Well done.

M
__________________
Do you want to build a laser? But, you know nothing about what is needed, right? Then you need to try the, "I Want to Build a Laser", thread! Everything you wanted to know to get started and more! An easy guide as to what you need and why!

Another good guide can be found here from goninanbl00d - "First Build Guide"
(Temporarily Unavailable)

" ... Lasing on a sunny afternoon." The Kinks.

"Lasing on a Sunday Afternoon." Queen.

" Lase-y Sunday afternoon, I've got no mind to worry... " Small Faces.

"... Yes. It died during the night... So I cooked it! It was very nice." My Dad

Assembly services, parts machined and consultations for specialist builds available. PM me if you need something. Thanks.
Morgan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-10-2010, 08:14 PM #11
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Wirral, UK
Posts: 6
Rep Power: 0
jackh is on a distinguished road
jackh jackh is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Wirral, UK
Posts: 6
Rep Power: 0
jackh is on a distinguished road
Default Re: Help...Solder which pin to what on the driver??? phr 803t

hi,
The diode is all the way in the case it's just that when the lens is fully screwed in it is too far away from the diode, (the case is built for a red laser) so I struggle to focus on very near targets, I now leave it only partially screwed in and a little piece of tape stops any wobble.
And I discovered that when the spring on the switch is cut it reduces pressure on the switch and it works fine.
thanks for all the help!

ps: the diode is labelled as being 405nm with a difference of +or- 10nm, I think mine is minus as it causes things to light up in a way UV light would, however it is still very visible to me, Should my diode be giving out only one wavelength as this seems to be giving out a small span of different wavelengths.
jackh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2010, 10:50 PM #12
Morgan's Avatar
Class 3R Laser
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Bedfordshire, UK
Posts: 2,178
Rep Power: 243
Morgan has a reputation beyond reputeMorgan has a reputation beyond reputeMorgan has a reputation beyond reputeMorgan has a reputation beyond reputeMorgan has a reputation beyond reputeMorgan has a reputation beyond reputeMorgan has a reputation beyond reputeMorgan has a reputation beyond reputeMorgan has a reputation beyond reputeMorgan has a reputation beyond reputeMorgan has a reputation beyond repute
Morgan Morgan is offline
Class 3R Laser
Morgan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Bedfordshire, UK
Posts: 2,178
Rep Power: 243
Morgan has a reputation beyond reputeMorgan has a reputation beyond reputeMorgan has a reputation beyond reputeMorgan has a reputation beyond reputeMorgan has a reputation beyond reputeMorgan has a reputation beyond reputeMorgan has a reputation beyond reputeMorgan has a reputation beyond reputeMorgan has a reputation beyond reputeMorgan has a reputation beyond reputeMorgan has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Help...Solder which pin to what on the driver??? phr 803t

Hmmm, I have seen BR diodes that sit flush with the module when installed and still turn out to be not fully pressed in. Without seeing the module itself it is hard to say, (any pics? Is it an Aixiz?), but I wouldn't have thought that being, "built for a red laser", would have much affect. PTFE tape works well on the threads to reduce that wobble you mention. (Anybody know what PTFE stands for, BTW? I always knew it as the acronym Plumbers Tape For Everything! )

Yes, it should only be outputting one wavelength. (Correct me if I'm wrong readers but isn't that what defines it as coherent light? I know there are multiline argon lasers out there but each line has a specific wavelength, right?)

Even a 415nm Bluray will fluoresce like UV lights. It's close enough to the UV range to be lumped in with UV.

M
__________________
Do you want to build a laser? But, you know nothing about what is needed, right? Then you need to try the, "I Want to Build a Laser", thread! Everything you wanted to know to get started and more! An easy guide as to what you need and why!

Another good guide can be found here from goninanbl00d - "First Build Guide"
(Temporarily Unavailable)

" ... Lasing on a sunny afternoon." The Kinks.

"Lasing on a Sunday Afternoon." Queen.

" Lase-y Sunday afternoon, I've got no mind to worry... " Small Faces.

"... Yes. It died during the night... So I cooked it! It was very nice." My Dad

Assembly services, parts machined and consultations for specialist builds available. PM me if you need something. Thanks.
Morgan is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
blue-ray, odicforce, phr-803t, soldering, violet laser





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 12:04 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