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Old 08-16-2009, 01:38 AM #97
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Default Re: FS: MXDL Host & Heatsink Combo! (4171 or 3405)

Hey Jay, I was thinking about purchasing the host/heatsink combo from you, but I just had a couple of quick questions for you if you don't mind =)

1) How does the heatsink attatch to the aixiz module? Does it slide in, or do you have to clamp it and screw it together?

2) How many batteries does this host hold?

3) What size batteries?

Thanks and have a good one!

Edit - Hmm, I see a bunch of batteries mentioned on the first page. I'm looking to squeeze (3x) 3.0v batteries in there to accomplish 9 volts, for a blue ray I'm putting together. I plan on mounting a rkcstr drive inside of the aixiz module to keep things compact. Thanks again.



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The heatsink has a set screw that will hold the module in it's position...

You will need a 1.5mm Allen wrench for the set screw.

The 3405 host uses 3 X AAA sized batteries, so with a rkcstr/blu-ray build, you would use 3.6 volt 10440 rechargeable batteries.

I believe the rkcstr driver has a 12 volt max input recommendation, and at full charge, the 10440's would total 12.6 volts. But this voltage will soon drop below 12 volts under load.

But it is best to check with rkcstr on this. I'm just thinking out loud.

I believe people are using a blank, or a wire by-pass to set up the host for 2 X 10440's instead of 3. But then I would think that the batteries would not hold the needed voltage for a blu-ray build too long.

Another alternative is to use a FlexDrive in this host. This would mean that normal AAA batteries would be your supply... X 3.

In this case, you would also have the option of using normal 1.2 volt rechargeable AAA batteries if you wanted to.

Either way you go, it is a good host and a massive heatsink...
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The heatsink has a set screw that will hold the module in it's position...

You will need a 1.5mm Allen wrench for the set screw.

The 3405 host uses 3 X AAA sized batteries, so with a rkcstr/blu-ray build, you would use 3.6 volt 10440 rechargeable batteries.

I believe the rkcstr driver has a 12 volt max input recommendation, and at full charge, the 10440's would total 12.6 volts. But this voltage will soon drop below 12 volts under load.

But it is best to check with rkcstr on this. I'm just thinking out loud.

I believe people are using a blank, or a wire by-pass to set up the host for 2 X 10440's instead of 3. But then I would think that the batteries would not hold the needed voltage for a blu-ray build too long.

Another alternative is to use a FlexDrive in this host. This would mean that normal AAA batteries would be your supply... X 3.

In this case, you would also have the option of using normal 1.2 volt rechargeable AAA batteries if you wanted to.

Either way you go, it is a good host and a massive heatsink...
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To use the three batteries, I'm going to need to solder a 1N4001 diode to the driver. Will I be able to squeeze that diode in there? Thanks. (The two battery option don't seem like an option to me due to the fact that they'll die quick)
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Good idea using a silicon diode to drop voltage to less than 12...

There is room. It is a little tight with a full length module, but there will be room for sure. You may need to use fine, flexible wire though...

Also, I recommend a version 1 heatsink. This would give about .200 in. more room on the inside, than a version 2 heatsink. (see pictures at the first post)
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Good idea using a silicon diode to drop voltage to less than 12...

There is room. It is a little tight with a full length module, but there will be room for sure. You may need to use fine, flexible wire though...

Also, I recommend a version 1 heatsink. This would give about .200 in. more room on the inside, than a version 2 heatsink. (see pictures at the first post)
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Thanks a lot bro, I will definitely be in touch with you in roughly a week to place an order. Should I just send you a PM, or do you have a website I order through? Also, if I were to purchase the glass lens mod shown here

FS: 405-G-1 Glass Lens Mod-28% Increase vs AixiZ!!

Does it come ready to go and hollowed through the back this way all I do is swap your piece with the original aixiz piece, like shown in this picture?

http://www.sonic.net/~jayrob/Glass%20405nm9.jpg

If so, I'm definitely interested in a lens also

Also with your heatsink, will I still need a duty cycle, or can I leave it on constantly using a PHR-803T?

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Yes, just PM me... I don't have a shopping cart set up. Too many options and stuff for different kits and stuff, so I just communicate first, and then use PayPal...

About the 405-G-1 glass lens mod, yes, it just threads right into your AixiZ module!

About duty cycle, I have (out of habbit), always used about a 1 minute duty cycle, but I know that this may not always be completely necessary, especially with a massive heatsink and a PHR build. It obviously depends also on the current you use with your diode.

But I always say, 'it can't hurt to use a duty cycle'!
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jlemond, your 3405/AixiZ version 2 host/heatsink combo's got sent today with your other items. (Monday)

I have the drivers set to what we discussed, and the hosts are marked.

Should be some nice builds! Please post back with some pictures and/or comments!
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mkdive, your 3405/AixiZ version 2 host/heatsink combo, and 4171/AixiZ version 1 combo, are shipping today with your other items. (Tuesday)

I have the drivers set to what we discussed, and the hosts are marked.

Hope your builds go well!
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Your welcome!




Some combo's that shipped today: (Tuesday)

Jgreb65 - Your 4171/AixiZ version 1 with 'Hot' option set at 295mA's. (and other item)

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The 4171 looks hot. With the Red 20x DVD burner laser diode, how many MW's could I get maximum from this build? (Using the Flex drive V4 of course)
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Some are pushing the long open can diodes higher, but 420mA's is the norm...

At this current, you will have about 245mW's with an AixiZ acrylic lens. Multiply that by 20% if you use my Meredith glass lens mod fit for AixiZ. (294mW's)

If you wanted to be a little safer on the diode, you could set it lower. Like maybe 390mA's. This would still be about 260mW's with Meredith glass...
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Default Re: FS: MXDL Host & Heatsink Combo! (4171 or 3405)

bobhaha, I am shipping your silver 3405 host/heatsink combo (and other items) today. (Monday)

(My only silver one.... I only stock the black ones)

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Default Re: FS: MXDL Host & Heatsink Combo! (4171 or 3405)

A couple of 4171 Host/heatsink (version 2) combo's shipping today: (Tuesday)

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Default Re: FS: MXDL Host & Heatsink Combo! (4171 or 3405)

These host and heat sink combo's are a perfect match for my ready made modules.

FS: Modules, Modules, and More

With the 3405, you only need to remove the LED and solder the two wires to the module. Drop in two (or three) 10440's and you have a working laser putting out ~245mW of burning red light or 190mW of violet light. This project was Nikokapo's first laser

You can do almost the same thing with the 4171, but you need to remove the resistor in the white silicone as well. You might also have to "open up" the pill a bit to make room for the back of the module (IIRC).

That's a 245mW burning red laser (that you assembled yourself) for less than $80

OR

You build a 190mW burning violet (bluray) laser (that you assembled yourself) for less than $150. If you put out the extra cash to get a 405-G-1 low loss lens from Jay as well, you will have >220mW from this same set-up!

We can't make it much more convenient than this

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