Laser pointer discussion. Read/write reviews of laser pointers and laser pointer companies. Learn about all types of laser pointers and lasers





Welcome to Laser Pointer Forums! If you are looking for a laser pointer or want to compare different laser pointer companies, you may want to check out the LPF Laser Pointer Company Database. The link will open in a new window for your convenience.








Green Laser Pointers by Category Blue Laser Pointers by Category Red Laser Pointers by Category
Yellow Laser Pointers by Category Violet Laser Pointers by Category Orange Laser Pointers by Category
Top Laser Pointers by Power - 1 Watt+ Top Laser Pointers by Power - 500mW+ Top Laser Pointers by Power - 250mW+
Laser Pointer Database High Power Laser Pointers Laser Pointer Diodes
Laser Technology Laser Pointer Parts Lasers by Wavelength
Top 10 Laser Pointer Companies Laser Pointer Company Database Visible Beam Laser Pointers


One laser store meets all your needs

























Go Back   Laser Pointer Forums - Discuss Laser Pointers > Lasers > Tutorials, Help & Repairs



LPF List of Laser Pointer Companies (link opens new window)



Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-08-2010, 01:56 AM #17
jayrob's Avatar
Class 4 Laser
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Northern CA, U.S. Astrophotography! (Some of my Photos)
Posts: 9,851
Rep Power: 3922
jayrob has a reputation beyond reputejayrob has a reputation beyond reputejayrob has a reputation beyond reputejayrob has a reputation beyond reputejayrob has a reputation beyond reputejayrob has a reputation beyond reputejayrob has a reputation beyond reputejayrob has a reputation beyond reputejayrob has a reputation beyond reputejayrob has a reputation beyond reputejayrob has a reputation beyond repute
jayrob jayrob is offline
Class 4 Laser
jayrob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Northern CA, U.S. Astrophotography! (Some of my Photos)
Posts: 9,851
Rep Power: 3922
jayrob has a reputation beyond reputejayrob has a reputation beyond reputejayrob has a reputation beyond reputejayrob has a reputation beyond reputejayrob has a reputation beyond reputejayrob has a reputation beyond reputejayrob has a reputation beyond reputejayrob has a reputation beyond reputejayrob has a reputation beyond reputejayrob has a reputation beyond reputejayrob has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Strange Readings

Check the polarity of the silicon diodes...

See this write up:
Laser driver - It can be done


__________________
Personal lasers:
(just a few - too many to list) RPL 425, Sypder III Krypton, RPL 35 (473), GLP-473, GLP-593.5, HeNe 632.8,
Many DIY 445, red, blu-ray, green, 635, and 450 builds...


Looking for a DIY kit?


Take a look at some of my more popular kits linked in color...

* FS: 405-G-1 Glass Lens Mod for Blu-ray! 31% increase in power vs AixiZ acrylic!

* FS: New! 1000 Lumen XML-2 Maglite Modification With Voltage Monitor! - Parts or Complete Light! Must see!

* FS: Polished Stainless Steel Green Kit! Easy assembly in minutes!

* FS: Large Maglite Monster Kits! Side Button Forward Clicky! Custom Head Option! Gnarly...


Click here for a list of my build kits! Projects and tutorials too!

jayrob is offline   Reply With Quote







LPF List of Laser Pointer Companies (link opens new window)







Old 10-08-2010, 03:29 AM #18
Toaster's Avatar
Class 3R Laser
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 1,249
Rep Power: 0
Toaster is infamous around these partsToaster is infamous around these partsToaster is infamous around these partsToaster is infamous around these partsToaster is infamous around these partsToaster is infamous around these parts
Toaster Toaster is offline
Class 3R Laser
Toaster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 1,249
Rep Power: 0
Toaster is infamous around these partsToaster is infamous around these partsToaster is infamous around these partsToaster is infamous around these partsToaster is infamous around these partsToaster is infamous around these parts
Default Re: Strange Readings

When I test the test load under the diode setting, it gives me the proper reading. The test load seems to work adequately. I had an old diode that I knew worked so I twisted the pot to the stop (Clockwise) My reader read 2.5mV I hooked the diode to the driver and no light. Hmmm Didn't LED or anything.

Really don't know what It isn't lighting, or at least blowing up.

Last edited by Toaster; 10-08-2010 at 03:31 AM.
Toaster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-08-2010, 03:33 AM #19
Kevlar's Avatar
Class 3R Laser
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Mass
Posts: 1,353
Rep Power: 101
Kevlar has a reputation beyond reputeKevlar has a reputation beyond reputeKevlar has a reputation beyond reputeKevlar has a reputation beyond reputeKevlar has a reputation beyond reputeKevlar has a reputation beyond reputeKevlar has a reputation beyond reputeKevlar has a reputation beyond reputeKevlar has a reputation beyond reputeKevlar has a reputation beyond reputeKevlar has a reputation beyond repute
Kevlar Kevlar is offline
Class 3R Laser
Kevlar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Mass
Posts: 1,353
Rep Power: 101
Kevlar has a reputation beyond reputeKevlar has a reputation beyond reputeKevlar has a reputation beyond reputeKevlar has a reputation beyond reputeKevlar has a reputation beyond reputeKevlar has a reputation beyond reputeKevlar has a reputation beyond reputeKevlar has a reputation beyond reputeKevlar has a reputation beyond reputeKevlar has a reputation beyond reputeKevlar has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Strange Readings

Are these the red drivers that AixiZ sells?

http://cgi.ebay.com/2pcs-constant-cu...27762529926596
Kevlar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-08-2010, 03:38 AM #20
Toaster's Avatar
Class 3R Laser
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 1,249
Rep Power: 0
Toaster is infamous around these partsToaster is infamous around these partsToaster is infamous around these partsToaster is infamous around these partsToaster is infamous around these partsToaster is infamous around these parts
Toaster Toaster is offline
Class 3R Laser
Toaster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 1,249
Rep Power: 0
Toaster is infamous around these partsToaster is infamous around these partsToaster is infamous around these partsToaster is infamous around these partsToaster is infamous around these partsToaster is infamous around these parts
Default Re: Strange Readings

Yes that is the same ones I purchased.
Toaster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-08-2010, 03:45 AM #21
comradmax's Avatar
Class 1M Laser
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Boston, MA USA
Posts: 215
Rep Power: 13
comradmax is a name known to allcomradmax is a name known to allcomradmax is a name known to allcomradmax is a name known to allcomradmax is a name known to allcomradmax is a name known to all
comradmax comradmax is offline
Class 1M Laser
comradmax's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Boston, MA USA
Posts: 215
Rep Power: 13
comradmax is a name known to allcomradmax is a name known to allcomradmax is a name known to allcomradmax is a name known to allcomradmax is a name known to allcomradmax is a name known to all
Default Re: Strange Readings

Quote:
Originally Posted by Toke View Post
"So the machine is full of water ... there should be a small hatch on the lower front of the machine ... yes the thing in there is a filter to protect the drain from cloging up with cloth bits. ... it unscrews.
This is just like that, only with electricity and lasers. Or troubleshooting computer hardware problems over the phone with family.

Toaster, what is the voltage drop of the linear driver that you bought?
comradmax is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-08-2010, 03:50 AM #22
Kevlar's Avatar
Class 3R Laser
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Mass
Posts: 1,353
Rep Power: 101
Kevlar has a reputation beyond reputeKevlar has a reputation beyond reputeKevlar has a reputation beyond reputeKevlar has a reputation beyond reputeKevlar has a reputation beyond reputeKevlar has a reputation beyond reputeKevlar has a reputation beyond reputeKevlar has a reputation beyond reputeKevlar has a reputation beyond reputeKevlar has a reputation beyond reputeKevlar has a reputation beyond repute
Kevlar Kevlar is offline
Class 3R Laser
Kevlar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Mass
Posts: 1,353
Rep Power: 101
Kevlar has a reputation beyond reputeKevlar has a reputation beyond reputeKevlar has a reputation beyond reputeKevlar has a reputation beyond reputeKevlar has a reputation beyond reputeKevlar has a reputation beyond reputeKevlar has a reputation beyond reputeKevlar has a reputation beyond reputeKevlar has a reputation beyond reputeKevlar has a reputation beyond reputeKevlar has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Strange Readings

Quote:
Originally Posted by Toaster View Post
Yes that is the same ones I purchased.
I'd like to see if anyone else here has worked with these drivers.

I bought these drivers myself and can't get them to work properly either. I talked to Chuck at AixiZ and he refunded my $. He also doesn't know anything about them. I asked him a few questions and he had to ask the manufacturer and got back to me. I asked him who the manufacturer was so I could talk to them directly and I haven't heard yet, that was over a week ago so I'm just chalking it up to "you get what you pay for". I doubt I will ever use them

I've used rckstr drivers, flexdrives, LM317's, microdrives and have NEVER had a problem. Only with these "red drivers" or whatever they are have I had issues.
Kevlar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-08-2010, 03:53 AM #23
comradmax's Avatar
Class 1M Laser
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Boston, MA USA
Posts: 215
Rep Power: 13
comradmax is a name known to allcomradmax is a name known to allcomradmax is a name known to allcomradmax is a name known to allcomradmax is a name known to allcomradmax is a name known to all
comradmax comradmax is offline
Class 1M Laser
comradmax's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Boston, MA USA
Posts: 215
Rep Power: 13
comradmax is a name known to allcomradmax is a name known to allcomradmax is a name known to allcomradmax is a name known to allcomradmax is a name known to allcomradmax is a name known to all
Default Re: Strange Readings

Maybe the pinout is just wrong on it?
comradmax is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-08-2010, 04:05 AM #24
Kevlar's Avatar
Class 3R Laser
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Mass
Posts: 1,353
Rep Power: 101
Kevlar has a reputation beyond reputeKevlar has a reputation beyond reputeKevlar has a reputation beyond reputeKevlar has a reputation beyond reputeKevlar has a reputation beyond reputeKevlar has a reputation beyond reputeKevlar has a reputation beyond reputeKevlar has a reputation beyond reputeKevlar has a reputation beyond reputeKevlar has a reputation beyond reputeKevlar has a reputation beyond repute
Kevlar Kevlar is offline
Class 3R Laser
Kevlar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Mass
Posts: 1,353
Rep Power: 101
Kevlar has a reputation beyond reputeKevlar has a reputation beyond reputeKevlar has a reputation beyond reputeKevlar has a reputation beyond reputeKevlar has a reputation beyond reputeKevlar has a reputation beyond reputeKevlar has a reputation beyond reputeKevlar has a reputation beyond reputeKevlar has a reputation beyond reputeKevlar has a reputation beyond reputeKevlar has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Strange Readings

Could be. I tried messing around with it a few weeks ago so I don't have the figures but if I remember correctly I could only get about 30mA out of of and the pot did nothing to change the current.

I haven't had time to try different things with it but in the future I'm sticking to a linear drivers I build or good ol' drlava's stuff
Kevlar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-08-2010, 04:16 AM #25
Toaster's Avatar
Class 3R Laser
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 1,249
Rep Power: 0
Toaster is infamous around these partsToaster is infamous around these partsToaster is infamous around these partsToaster is infamous around these partsToaster is infamous around these partsToaster is infamous around these parts
Toaster Toaster is offline
Class 3R Laser
Toaster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 1,249
Rep Power: 0
Toaster is infamous around these partsToaster is infamous around these partsToaster is infamous around these partsToaster is infamous around these partsToaster is infamous around these partsToaster is infamous around these parts
Default Re: Strange Readings

ok, So its not just Me
How can I get ahold of Chuck

Last edited by Toaster; 10-08-2010 at 04:23 AM.
Toaster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-08-2010, 06:38 AM #26
Vaporizer's Avatar
Class 2 Laser
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Northern Hemisphere(Ohio,USA), Earth
Posts: 382
Rep Power: 25
Vaporizer has a brilliant futureVaporizer has a brilliant futureVaporizer has a brilliant futureVaporizer has a brilliant futureVaporizer has a brilliant futureVaporizer has a brilliant futureVaporizer has a brilliant futureVaporizer has a brilliant futureVaporizer has a brilliant futureVaporizer has a brilliant futureVaporizer has a brilliant future
Vaporizer Vaporizer is offline
Class 2 Laser
Vaporizer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Northern Hemisphere(Ohio,USA), Earth
Posts: 382
Rep Power: 25
Vaporizer has a brilliant futureVaporizer has a brilliant futureVaporizer has a brilliant futureVaporizer has a brilliant futureVaporizer has a brilliant futureVaporizer has a brilliant futureVaporizer has a brilliant futureVaporizer has a brilliant futureVaporizer has a brilliant futureVaporizer has a brilliant futureVaporizer has a brilliant future
Default Re: Strange Readings

I have 2 I'm gonna try tomorrow. Here are the specs Chuck sent me.

1.Suitable for 20mw-250mW 650nm,660nm,808nm,980nm
laser diode.
2.Constan current output to assure a stable power output by
4.0V-5.0Vinput.
3. Has outlet for connecting TTL device.
4.Size:10mmx19mm(WxL)
6.Recommended Power Supply: 3.7V-4.2 Li battery such as
16430,18650,14500 and 18500 or Pre-set lab power.

Darn cat swiped my test load as a toy and played soccer with it I guess. Have make another.......

When I worked with you in the other thread you said you got it working when I told you the adjustable LD- is the Null pad.
__________________
Experience is what you get when you didn't get what you wanted.

Helpful Links:
Ohm's Law Calculator
Parallel Resistance Calculator
LM317 Current Calculator
LM317 Voltage Calculator

Building your 1st Laser?
I Want to Build a Laser
First Build Guide

Last edited by Vaporizer; 10-08-2010 at 06:42 AM.
Vaporizer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-08-2010, 06:47 AM #27
Toaster's Avatar
Class 3R Laser
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 1,249
Rep Power: 0
Toaster is infamous around these partsToaster is infamous around these partsToaster is infamous around these partsToaster is infamous around these partsToaster is infamous around these partsToaster is infamous around these parts
Toaster Toaster is offline
Class 3R Laser
Toaster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 1,249
Rep Power: 0
Toaster is infamous around these partsToaster is infamous around these partsToaster is infamous around these partsToaster is infamous around these partsToaster is infamous around these partsToaster is infamous around these parts
Default Re: Strange Readings

I know That ONE did but I cant replicate it with any of my other ones.

I know the specs. I am saying that some worked and some didn't. They don't work. Can someone tell me how to get ahold of Chuck?
Toaster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-08-2010, 06:48 AM #28
Vaporizer's Avatar
Class 2 Laser
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Northern Hemisphere(Ohio,USA), Earth
Posts: 382
Rep Power: 25
Vaporizer has a brilliant futureVaporizer has a brilliant futureVaporizer has a brilliant futureVaporizer has a brilliant futureVaporizer has a brilliant futureVaporizer has a brilliant futureVaporizer has a brilliant futureVaporizer has a brilliant futureVaporizer has a brilliant futureVaporizer has a brilliant futureVaporizer has a brilliant future
Vaporizer Vaporizer is offline
Class 2 Laser
Vaporizer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Northern Hemisphere(Ohio,USA), Earth
Posts: 382
Rep Power: 25
Vaporizer has a brilliant futureVaporizer has a brilliant futureVaporizer has a brilliant futureVaporizer has a brilliant futureVaporizer has a brilliant futureVaporizer has a brilliant futureVaporizer has a brilliant futureVaporizer has a brilliant futureVaporizer has a brilliant futureVaporizer has a brilliant futureVaporizer has a brilliant future
Default Re: Strange Readings

Did you have it on the 9v battery too?
__________________
Experience is what you get when you didn't get what you wanted.

Helpful Links:
Ohm's Law Calculator
Parallel Resistance Calculator
LM317 Current Calculator
LM317 Voltage Calculator

Building your 1st Laser?
I Want to Build a Laser
First Build Guide
Vaporizer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-08-2010, 07:04 AM #29
Toaster's Avatar
Class 3R Laser
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 1,249
Rep Power: 0
Toaster is infamous around these partsToaster is infamous around these partsToaster is infamous around these partsToaster is infamous around these partsToaster is infamous around these partsToaster is infamous around these parts
Toaster Toaster is offline
Class 3R Laser
Toaster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 1,249
Rep Power: 0
Toaster is infamous around these partsToaster is infamous around these partsToaster is infamous around these partsToaster is infamous around these partsToaster is infamous around these partsToaster is infamous around these parts
Default Re: Strange Readings

It was with the 9v. But YOur specs say that is WAY too much. I also got it to work with the 18650s. Bu then the next time I turned it on the driver "Reset"

Will you please tell me how to get ahold of Chuck?
Toaster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-08-2010, 02:29 PM #30
Vaporizer's Avatar
Class 2 Laser
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Northern Hemisphere(Ohio,USA), Earth
Posts: 382
Rep Power: 25
Vaporizer has a brilliant futureVaporizer has a brilliant futureVaporizer has a brilliant futureVaporizer has a brilliant futureVaporizer has a brilliant futureVaporizer has a brilliant futureVaporizer has a brilliant futureVaporizer has a brilliant futureVaporizer has a brilliant futureVaporizer has a brilliant futureVaporizer has a brilliant future
Vaporizer Vaporizer is offline
Class 2 Laser
Vaporizer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Northern Hemisphere(Ohio,USA), Earth
Posts: 382
Rep Power: 25
Vaporizer has a brilliant futureVaporizer has a brilliant futureVaporizer has a brilliant futureVaporizer has a brilliant futureVaporizer has a brilliant futureVaporizer has a brilliant futureVaporizer has a brilliant futureVaporizer has a brilliant futureVaporizer has a brilliant futureVaporizer has a brilliant futureVaporizer has a brilliant future
Default Re: Strange Readings

Excuse me? Those aren't MY specs. That is whats on the pdf that Chuck sent me.
They have a toll free number on their website and I'm sure a link from their ebay'd store.
__________________
Experience is what you get when you didn't get what you wanted.

Helpful Links:
Ohm's Law Calculator
Parallel Resistance Calculator
LM317 Current Calculator
LM317 Voltage Calculator

Building your 1st Laser?
I Want to Build a Laser
First Build Guide
Vaporizer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-08-2010, 04:46 PM #31
Toaster's Avatar
Class 3R Laser
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 1,249
Rep Power: 0
Toaster is infamous around these partsToaster is infamous around these partsToaster is infamous around these partsToaster is infamous around these partsToaster is infamous around these partsToaster is infamous around these parts
Toaster Toaster is offline
Class 3R Laser
Toaster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 1,249
Rep Power: 0
Toaster is infamous around these partsToaster is infamous around these partsToaster is infamous around these partsToaster is infamous around these partsToaster is infamous around these partsToaster is infamous around these parts
Default Re: Strange Readings

Don't be sassy. I Your specs as in the ones you gave me. it says 4-5v. 9v is almost double the maximum.
Toaster is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply





Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On











Loading








Green Laser Pointers by Category Blue Laser Pointers by Category Red Laser Pointers by Category
Yellow Laser Pointers by Category Violet Laser Pointers by Category Orange Laser Pointers by Category
Top Laser Pointers by Power - 1 Watt+ Top Laser Pointers by Power - 500mW+ Top Laser Pointers by Power - 250mW+
Laser Pointer Database High Power Laser Pointers Laser Pointer Diodes






Privacy Policy | Advertising Disclaimer | Terms of Use


 


All times are GMT. The time now is 05:14 AM.


Powered by: vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO
Privacy Policy | Advertising Disclaimer | Terms of Use
Copyright (C) 2017 Laser Pointer Forums, LLC