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Old 10-11-2008, 02:44 AM #1
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Default HELP What mA to run a 16x LD at?

I bought a 16x sony diode from Stone tek and i am not sure what mA to run it at.
Also i want a good host flashlgiht but dont want o spend a lot the dorcys are nice but i dont want to order anything else of the internet for a while. And i don't have a walmart near my house any suggestions?


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Default Re: HELP What mA to run a 16x LD at?

Go to a local Radio Shack and they have small project boxes you can use . Get a fixed Rkcstr driver at 250mA,and a Custom heat sink from jayrob to fit the small plastic project box.
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on one of the review for the 16x LD on stone tech said he was running it at 400mA thats a bit much but. i was thinking about like 250-350mA
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for a 16x diode i would run it at 250ma like i told wes to do on his laser,for an open can diode u can run thim at 350-400ma with no problem, for a host a mxdl light from dx is great, but if ur on a budget use a project box with some kind of heatsink hope that helps
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The sweet spot is 300-350mA
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