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Old 03-05-2011, 09:18 PM #1
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Default 445nm laser using a 650nm red driver??

is it safe or will it work if i power a 445nm laser using a red lab laser driver? or does the driver have to be specific for a 445nm laser? i am thinking about using a 1w 445nm laser diode.

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Default Re: 445nm laser using a 650nm red driver??

We need more details about this driver in order to help you like what current and voltage it takes and what voltage it supplies.
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Default Re: 445nm laser using a 650nm red driver??

Still it is unlikely. 445nm needs higher voltage, and also generally higher current.
I tried feeding 445nm diode with red dilda driver .. it worked .. but not very well. The driver overheated soon, and it only gave about 100 mW.
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Default Re: 445nm laser using a 650nm red driver??

hmm ok thnx i think ill just go with the 445nm driver here is the driver i was thinking about running one off tho.

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im guessing that its the same with a green driver as well?
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Default Re: 445nm laser using a 650nm red driver??

What you have in the link is a red module, not a driver. If you were going to spend $31 anyways, I would recommend just getting a Flex drive V5 with the current preset to 1250 mA. That will cost you $27 + $3 for shipping, and is a proper and safe driver for 445 diodes.


Here is a link to the Flex drive. http://hacylon.case.edu/ebay/laser_d..._FlexDrive.php
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What you have in the link is a red module, not a driver. If you were going to spend $31 anyways, I would recommend just getting a Flex drive V5 with the current preset to 1250 mA. That will cost you $27 + $3 for shipping, and is a proper and safe driver for 445 diodes.


Here is a link to the Flex drive. http://hacylon.case.edu/ebay/laser_d..._FlexDrive.php

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sweet thnx guys, i guess ill be buying a flex drive then.
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