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Old 08-06-2011, 07:02 PM #1
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ok im sitting here with a 445nm 1 watt diode with a rckstr driver im trying to power it with 4 AA and i use a multi meter to test the voltage and its 5+ volts out of the driver i was wondering is that to much



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Are you using a test load or just measuring the driver directly?
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Are you using a test load or just measuring the driver directly?
im measuring the voltage directly is that the problem?
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Yep you will want to test the drivers current using a test load.
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ok thanks so i make a test load with 6 .7 volt drop diodes and a resistor and then measure the current what if the voltage is still too high how would i know?
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You will want to simulate about 4.5V-5V. You will just need to worry about reading the current with the test load dropping the right voltage.
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