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i just recently ordered this from HTD and after reading this post i am wondering how many mA i actually need to run to this diode if it is a small open can. i can only find info on blu ray diodes when i search the sled it came from... i still trust kendall i just want to know how many mA to run to it i am not that interested in it burning i want it to last for a while and be nice and bright for a project i am working on...

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i run most sf-aw210 diodes at 170mA.. if you run it at 130-150 it will still have okay burnning power and will last a good while
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i run most sf-aw210 diodes at 170mA.. if you run it at 130-150 it will still have okay burnning power and will last a good while
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If so, check this graph of the short open can...



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thnx for the quick replies and yes i am talking about the red ld (short open can) so you think 200-250 will give it a long life?
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I would take a guess and say that 250mA's would be a great place for the short open can. It should be in the 140mW neighborhood. (AixiZ acrylic)
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ok i have now fried TWO of these freaking things and just ordered my third and i DO NOT want to fry it too i have used a test load both times and it was at 200 mA both time i fried them is 200 mA too much or do you think i probably shorted them out or something with i hooked them to the driver? using homemade ddl circuit
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ok i have now fried TWO of these freaking things and just ordered my third and i DO NOT want to fry it too i have used a test load both times and it was at 200 mA both time i fried them is 200 mA too much or do you think i probably shorted them out or something with i hooked them to the driver? using homemade ddl circuit
200mA is actually conservative for the SOC. Something else is going on here.

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all right then.. if the mA is not the problem then i will strip apart the driver build a new one and try again...
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did u short de capacitor?? before hooking up the laser?
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are you talking BE specific about the open can on these or not...

I'm suggesting that if you went thru three of these then you need to make sure you have the pin orientation correct

405nm are these
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I might suggest also that you start out with the PHR-803T sleds or stop by a computer repair shop to get some sleds to practice on it helped me.

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I know I have the pin orientation correct, I think I probably just forgot to short the capacitor or didn't do something simple like that...
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