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i have hooked up a recharg batt to my diode and it burns like crazy has been for probably few weeks now is there a safe voltage, is this safe for diode life, and what would be the correct voltage to run at max? the reason i ask is because i have a few of the flexdrives but they seem to not be supplying any power to the diode but when i hook it to a batt it burns like hell???
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i have hooked up a recharg batt to my diode and it burns like crazy has been for probably few weeks now is there a safe voltage, is this safe for diode life, and what would be the correct voltage to run at max? the reason i ask is because i have a few of the flexdrives but they seem to not be supplying any power to the diode but when i hook it to a batt it burns like hell???
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Those flexdrives limit the current so it doesn't burn the diode so when you hook a diode up to a battery directly it will give a ton of current and kill the diode very quickly but if you want a alot of power for 0.5-60 secounds go with the directly hook up to battery if you want that lasts 2-12 months use a driver with a loc and a heatsink set at 420ma.
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you have to adjust the current on the flexdrives. one you adjust it to a certain point it will burn but hooking straight to a battery is asking for trouble...
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Default Re: using only a battery 4 burning diode

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think of it like a kid give a kid coke or red bull the kid will super charge but after 20-60 minutes he will be super low power.

Give a kid a apple he will have average-good power for 5-6 hours then just needs to have another apple.

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think of it like a kid give a kid coke or red bull the kid will super charge but after 20-60 hours he will be super low power.

Give a kid a apple he will have average-good power for 5-6 hours then just needs to have another apple.
thats a bad analogy....

a diode may last 5 seconds or 5 weeks hooked straight up to a battery...
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[quote author=AusLasersSuck link=1233984302/0#3 date=1233995846]Simple version:

think of it like a kid give a kid coke or red bull the kid will super charge but after 20-60 hours he will be super low power.

Give a kid a apple he will have average-good power for 5-6 hours then just needs to have another apple.
thats a bad analogy....

a diode may last 5 seconds or 5 weeks hooked straight up to a battery...[/quote]

sorry I meant to write 20-60 minute for the "coke or redbull" but I wrote hours edited it

What I was trying so say was hook a diode directly up to batterys = 5-10 mintes

With driver with LOC with 420ma 6-24 months!
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