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Old 02-27-2014, 08:14 AM #1
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Default Which host to use?

Hey evrébody I am saving for a 500mw 405nm handheld with this
500mW 405nm S06J Blu Ray Copper Laser Module w Microboost Driver Aixiz Glass | eBay
And I don't know which host to use. I tinkered around a bit and all I found was the "zero lasers chunk" and 501bs that support that DTR module with internal driver. So I wanted to see if anyone more knowledged might know of other hosts. I can't do any soldering. I was thinking of a host 30$ or under
That I could just attach the leads from the module to the hosts wires. I was thinking a 1 or 2x18650 host but am open to others. It would need to require no soldering. Just twisting the wires and electrical taping them then setting the module with the set screw.


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Hey evrébody I am saving for a 500mw 405nm labby with this
500mW 405nm S06J Blu Ray Copper Laser Module w Microboost Driver Aixiz Glass | eBay
And I don't know which host to use. I tinkered around a bit and all I found was the "zero lasers chunk" and 501bs that support that DTR module with internal driver. So I wanted to see if anyone more knowledged might know of other hosts. I can't do any soldering. I was thinking of a host 30$ or under
That I could just attach the leads from the module to the hosts wires. I was thinking a 1 or 2x18650 host but am open to others. It would need to require no soldering. Just twisting the wires and electrical taping them then setting the module with the set screw.


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Your not making sense here. You say labby and then talk about hand held hosts, a labby is built in some kind of box and plugs into the wall, and that module can't use a 2x18650 host, you would fry it instantly. You will almost have to do some soldering and don't use electrical tape, use heat shrink. Also you need a DMM to figure out why it doesn't work the first time you turn it on. Mrcrouse has some good single battery hosts with prewired battery contact boards. Look here: Prices Drop! 501B Kits (Plug-N-Burn add a Module w/ Driver!) Starting at $20ea and here: Clearance: A Few Hosts for Sale

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Your not making sense here. You say labby and then talk about hand held hosts, a labby is built in some kind of box and plugs into the wall, and that module can't use a 2x18650 host, you would fry it instantly. You will almost have to do some soldering and don't use electrical tape, use heat shrink. Also you need a DMM to figure out why it doesn't work the first time you turn it on. Mrcrouse has some good single battery hosts with prewired battery contact boards. Look here: Prices Drop! 501B Kits (Plug-N-Burn add a Module w/ Driver!) Starting at $20ea and here: Clearance: A Few Hosts for Sale

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I'm with Pi R Squared. The best option for you (the least amount of work required) will be to get the Plug'n'Burn from Mrcrouse.

All you'll have to do is connect the module wires to the wires coming out of the host. The best method is soldering but I guess if you ABSOLUTELY CANNOT SOLDER, then twisting them will be alright but you can't use electrical tape. Use heatshrink, it's just heat-shrunk tube that will protect the joints.

Hope that helps. And this thread is kind of old so not even sure if you needed help anymore, but I saw it and thought I'd throw in my 2 cents
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Btw you NEED to solder. If you can't solder you CAN'T build a laser. Twisting wires and taping them is the most ghetto ridiculous thing I've ever heard. Soldering is not hard when it comes to wires. Yes soldering components of a driver is tricky but there is stuff called flux. If you want to twist and tape then good luck with your laser surviving. You will take it apart daily to deal with connection issues

Edit: you cab use a C6 host with dtrs driver on the diode. Just need to get a contact blank for the pill
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Btw you NEED to solder. If you can't solder you CAN'T build a laser. Twisting wires and taping them is the most ghetto ridiculous thing I've ever heard. Soldering is not hard when it comes to wires. Yes soldering components of a driver is tricky but there is stuff called flux. If you want to twist and tape then good luck with your laser surviving. You will take it apart daily to deal with connection issues

Edit: you cab use a C6 host with dtrs driver on the diode. Just need to get a contact blank for the pill
Yeah... Livinloud is right. Soldering is probably the best way to go and just twisting them will result in frequent connection issues.

If you don't have a soldering iron, I'm sure if you had the parts shipped to a trusted forum member they'd be happy to solder them together and send it on your way just for the cost of shipping. I'd even be willing to do it if you want; I've got a fair bit of experience soldering. I've done many DIY electronics project and just the other day I soldered some leads to a diode for the first time and it went successfully. If I can do that, a few wire-to-wire connections are effortless (with the right equipment of course).

And, like mentioned, a C6 would be an easy option too. Just get a C6 host and heatsink and add on a battery contact board; all these parts are relatively cheap from SurvivalLaser: {links}
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With shipping it's a bit more than the $20 Mrcrouse plugnburn host but IMO the C6 looks much nicer

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When using one of DTR's modules with driver in a C6 host you also have to use the drilled pill, otherwise it wont quite fit. Also a C6 is the smallest host you would want to use for this, you would get a better duty cycle with a larger host.

I have just built a 405 in the last few days and I used a host from Mrcrouse, I was planning it since late December, I will post a build thread soon, I took about 50 photos. It meters at 590mw. I can tell you it is the easy way to build a laser. Be careful when you build this thing, I was very impressed with its power, I have accidentally left a few scorch marks in places.

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