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Old 05-13-2013, 03:59 AM #1
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Default First "Build"

Hey LPF,

I've been searching and reading quite a lot today and have decided that I want to build a 445nm laser as my first build. I own a few lasers ranging from 100-500mw currently so this will be a large leap forward, but I think I have been working with lasers long enough to know about high-power lasers' dangers. I already own a pair of safety glasses that cover 445nm so all I am asking of you guys is a confirmation of my build.
I'm hoping to order a JAD kit and options.
Here are my preferred options:
Output: 1.62A
Heat Sink: Copper
Focus Adapter: Plain Aluminum
GITD Mod: Blue
Copper Module: 5.6mm

I would like to know if it's safe to swing for 1.8A with the heatsinking and such. It's not a huge deal but it would be nice to squeeze a little more power out of it.

And lastly I'm looking to get this module from DTR: 2W 445nm M140 Blue Laser Diode | eBay

I believe I have all the tools I'll need except for something to press the diode into the module with. If anybody can give me a way to do that then I'm all set!

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Most people run their m140's on 1.8 amps, so that will be fine. I would just get the diode already pressed into a copper module with a glass or g2 len from here https://sites.google.com/site/dtrlpf...45-m140-didoes

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diode press can be bought HERE

but id get it pressed already with leads for your first build. its easy to kill a diode so take it step by step at first
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Most people run their m140's on 1.8 amps, so that will be fine. I would just get the diode already pressed into a copper module with a glass or g2 len from here https://sites.google.com/site/dtrlpf...45-m140-didoes

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Ohh that looks good. So I would buy the module with just a diode in it since the JAD kit comes with a driver already right?

Also, will there be any difference between the 3-element or the G-2 besides the end power result?

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They give slightly different dot characteristics but there have been many reviews on that here on the forum. Yes all you need is the diode and module if you have a JAD (Just Add Diode) kit
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