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 02-01-2009, 05:32 AM #1
Tw15t3r's Avatar
Class 2 Laser
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Singapore
Posts: 266
Rep Power: 18
Tw15t3r is a splendid one to beholdTw15t3r is a splendid one to beholdTw15t3r is a splendid one to beholdTw15t3r is a splendid one to beholdTw15t3r is a splendid one to beholdTw15t3r is a splendid one to beholdTw15t3r is a splendid one to behold
Tw15t3r Tw15t3r is offline
Class 2 Laser
Tw15t3r's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Singapore
Posts: 266
Rep Power: 18
Tw15t3r is a splendid one to beholdTw15t3r is a splendid one to beholdTw15t3r is a splendid one to beholdTw15t3r is a splendid one to beholdTw15t3r is a splendid one to beholdTw15t3r is a splendid one to beholdTw15t3r is a splendid one to behold
Default What current should I run my 18x red diode at?

Well, yes I know many people have asked what's the current to run a 16x (300ma) and 22x (420ma), but how about an 18x that I got? It is not so common... so what current should I run it at, and roughly, what mW would I be expecting?
I'm planning to use a good heatsink (something like Jayrob's) My diode is a closed can. (what does it mean by long or short anyway?)


__________________
445nm 2800mW (9mm,X-drive) "Starlight Breaker" (link)
532nm 52mW (O-like module) MXDL (link)
532nm 25mW pen pointer
532nm 20mW pen pointer
532nm 6mW keychain pointer
650nm 18x DVD <in progress>
650nm 4mW Sure module in penhost
650nm 2mW pen pointer
Tw15t3r is offline   Reply With Quote







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







Old 02-01-2009, 02:43 PM #2
Bionic-Badger's Avatar
Class 4 Laser
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Oregon, USA
Posts: 5,478
Rep Power: 3157
Bionic-Badger has a reputation beyond reputeBionic-Badger has a reputation beyond reputeBionic-Badger has a reputation beyond reputeBionic-Badger has a reputation beyond reputeBionic-Badger has a reputation beyond reputeBionic-Badger has a reputation beyond reputeBionic-Badger has a reputation beyond reputeBionic-Badger has a reputation beyond reputeBionic-Badger has a reputation beyond reputeBionic-Badger has a reputation beyond reputeBionic-Badger has a reputation beyond repute
Bionic-Badger Bionic-Badger is offline
Class 4 Laser
Bionic-Badger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Oregon, USA
Posts: 5,478
Rep Power: 3157
Bionic-Badger has a reputation beyond reputeBionic-Badger has a reputation beyond reputeBionic-Badger has a reputation beyond reputeBionic-Badger has a reputation beyond reputeBionic-Badger has a reputation beyond reputeBionic-Badger has a reputation beyond reputeBionic-Badger has a reputation beyond reputeBionic-Badger has a reputation beyond reputeBionic-Badger has a reputation beyond reputeBionic-Badger has a reputation beyond reputeBionic-Badger has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: What current should I run my 18x red diode at?

I'd stick to the 16x's current rating, or maybe go a little higher to 35ma or something. The long/short stuff just pertains to the types of diodes that were harvested. One was longer than the other, and it had better output and current chracteristics. Now people just get the sleds that have them directly, not from drives.
__________________
You must spread some Reputation around before giving it to <person> again.
Bionic-Badger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2009, 12:39 PM #3
Tw15t3r's Avatar
Class 2 Laser
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Singapore
Posts: 266
Rep Power: 18
Tw15t3r is a splendid one to beholdTw15t3r is a splendid one to beholdTw15t3r is a splendid one to beholdTw15t3r is a splendid one to beholdTw15t3r is a splendid one to beholdTw15t3r is a splendid one to beholdTw15t3r is a splendid one to behold
Tw15t3r Tw15t3r is offline
Class 2 Laser
Tw15t3r's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Singapore
Posts: 266
Rep Power: 18
Tw15t3r is a splendid one to beholdTw15t3r is a splendid one to beholdTw15t3r is a splendid one to beholdTw15t3r is a splendid one to beholdTw15t3r is a splendid one to beholdTw15t3r is a splendid one to beholdTw15t3r is a splendid one to behold
Default Re: What current should I run my 18x red diode at?

Oh ok, thanks for the advice. I shouldn't push it too much since it's a closed can right?
__________________
445nm 2800mW (9mm,X-drive) "Starlight Breaker" (link)
532nm 52mW (O-like module) MXDL (link)
532nm 25mW pen pointer
532nm 20mW pen pointer
532nm 6mW keychain pointer
650nm 18x DVD <in progress>
650nm 4mW Sure module in penhost
650nm 2mW pen pointer
Tw15t3r 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 10:47 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