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Default Test Load Help (Newbie)

Guys I need help with basically what a test load is. I understand its uses and why it's important, but no matter how much I look at different websites, forum posts and diagrams I simply don't understand what I need to do to build one of these.

I already have a plan in mind for a laser (40mW red laser, DVD burner diode and driver off a cheap green laser...the driver is what I want to reset to about 100mA of power, according to a friend) and most of the materials ready to build it, but I don't want to fry my diode just because I didn't use the test load.

Can someone please explain to me in general terms about what I need to do to build a test load, and what materials I'll need to go around and make it (or at least direct me to something)? I'm just completely lost when it comes to this part.



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Default Re: Test Load Help (Newbie)

ok heres a fantastic tutorial How to make a selectable Dummy Load - VERY in depth

or you can buy one here Laser driver dummy load (test red or blu-ray) [M0001] - $10.99 : Modwerx Shop
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