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Old 03-10-2009, 03:11 AM #1
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Default Pot modding a LG Galileo

Hi, i was wondering if i should pot mod my Galileo? i know what a pot mod is and all that but i don't know why it kills you diode, is it the heat, because if it is i think the Galileo can withstand it, but is it just the heat that kills the diode in a pot mod? or is there something else that contributes to killing it?


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Default Re: Pot modding a LG Galileo

You have to consider current, heat and COP.

Any one will kill you diode. High current can kill you diode fast. Heat and COP takes a while to destroy you diode slowly.

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Default Re: Pot modding a LG Galileo

Although most lasers can't handle the extra power, the Galileo should be able to handle a pot mod. Heat isn't the only thing that kills laser diodes, the extra current going into the laser diode is what fries it, the Galileo has a bigger pump so it should be able to handle the extra power.
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Default Re: Pot modding a LG Galileo

The Galileo has a fairly good reputation around here I think... Personally, I would leave it as is, since its a perfectly fine laser. But as others said, you can try, it should handle it.

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Default Re: Pot modding a LG Galileo

Thanks for the info!! i think ill leave it alone, i don't want to mess it up since its such a good laser already.




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