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Old 07-04-2010, 02:02 AM #1
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Default No driver yet.

Its ok if I use a way underpowered battery with my 300mW blu-ray right? I got it today and the driver is going to be another 2 weeks.


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Default Re: No driver yet.

Silly question. Absolutely not if you want your diode to survive. Why do you not know this already?

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Default Re: No driver yet.

Lol, well, I'm not sure... Thanks though!

I guess I don't know the purpose of it, explain please?
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Default Re: No driver yet.

It regulates current going to the diode.

Without a driver, the diode will try to draw as much current as it can.

And it will burn out as a result.
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Default Re: No driver yet.

Alright, thanks! I would hate to spend another $17.
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Lol, well, I'm not sure... Thanks though!

I guess I don't know the purpose of it, explain please?

Lol? My a$$! None of us should need to explain, (but please thank Goninandbl00d). The information is here in many, many threads. Maybe a little time spent using the search box and google instead of waving your arms about haplessly would help. It's at the top of each page if you missed it. LPF truly likes to help those who help themselves.

I vacillate between trying to pass on the knowledge gained here and tiring of people who have enough posts but still clearly don't know the basics.

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Alright, thanks! I would hate to spend another $17.
You would hate to spend another $17?

Drivers can be had for free in some cases and at the most 5 bucks from local stores.
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Default Re: No driver yet.

DIY Homemade laser diode driver

Aha,
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Easy when you try isn't it? No need to thank me.

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Default Re: No driver yet.

I have such a warm, fuzzy feeling inside! :3
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* runs to bathroom
Nevermind...
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