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Old 05-28-2012, 12:33 AM #81
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Default Re: GB: $2.46 Ben Boost Drivers

As it stands, if this doesn't happen, I plan to get all the parts to build my own in groups of 10. I found sources of these parts in less than 1000 bulk minimums. As a matter of fact, in the original thread for these drivers, there is a parts list, all those parts have a 1 piece minimum.


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I have component sources through work that can supply single components but I though the idea of the 1000 buy was to get the costs down?

I suspect switching spikes from the inductor are making it through the shokity causing damage to the diode, I'm not sure. I had a CREE flashlight driver take out a laser diode and I suspect it was the same thing. I'll put a scope on it when I get a chance.
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That's exactly the point, but buying parts at less than a 1000 only bring the cost per driver to around $4.50-$5 dependent on shipping costs.
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