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Old 06-17-2011, 06:33 AM #1
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Default 445nm dilda=amazing first build. (pics)

Just finished my first build! Thought maybe you guys would like to see!

My V1 Dilda died within a week of me receiving it, so i figured why not give it a try...lets throw a 445 diode in it!

I put in an XJ-A140 diode with a Groove 2 pushing all it can give (I don't have a multimeter with current or a test load to test the mA's its pushing out). I am guessing this puts out around 600mw.

It's focused to infinity(had to mod the head) with an AR coated lens.

Its awesome. Honestly I am in love. Might I add blue is my favorite color to begin with.

Surprisingly, it does not heat up too fast. It takes around 1 minute to get pretty warm. Then soon after that the Groove 2 starts blinking because it is running a little too hot.

Thanks to everyone who helped make this happen for me!

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Default Re: 445nm dilda=amazing first build. (pics)

Nice .. didn't know you can change the lens, but you're right, they fit nicely ! What battery do you use ? Single 3V ?
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Default Re: 445nm dilda=amazing first build. (pics)

Thanks guys but yeah, the lens was rediculously hard to take out. And the new lens is longer so I had to mod the head with a peice of a sharpie I cut as a spacer...and its using a groove 2 driver so I am using 2 cr2's...I have 3.6 and 3.0's....my next build is going to be A LOT more powerful....I'm using one of jibs 1.3a linear drives in a coleman cr2 host with a decent heatsink...I'm just waiting for the host to get here!
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does anybody have a xj-a140 diode for sale or know where one is
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Looking good! The dilda host is neat and at the same time funny to work with ( if you know what I'm saying ^^ )
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