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Old 12-10-2012, 07:57 AM #33
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Default Re: LEDing a diode

You want to follow the little diagram that is marked "10A MAX FUSED" at the bottom near the terminals. Put your leads on the corresponding terminals and set your dial to "10A". That will read off amperage through a running circuit as long as you set it up in series with the circuit.

EDIT: The red lead goes in a red terminal only and the black lead goes in a black terminal only. Just make sure they are in the right ones for the diagram. For my Multimeter my black lead has only one terminal and never moves. Your multimeter might be the same way with red but I cant tell unless you take a picture with your leads pulled out of the terminals.


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Yeah, Eneloop is a very good brand (as all Panasonic cells). I bought even cheap Trustfires in order to use them as "specimen" eheh. Even though they are cheap they won't make my laser blow up (probably). The difference is so noticeable? How much in term of output power?
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Well i tried again with checking the amps drawn.

On my multimeter i got.

0.018 max
0.015 average

Does that mean. 1.8Amps?
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Default Re: LEDing a diode

Hmmm I'm missing something... If your driver isn't a linear driver, I don't think you can hook your dmm up to it directly. You need a dummy load. Or you risk frying your driver.

Also... Led'ing a diode is just as it sounds. You won't lase when your diode LEDs.

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Default Re: LEDing a diode

i found out my problem. in the picture i uploaded, both terminals needed to be moved over to the left by one.
when mesuring amps there is no + or -
anyways.. i connected it up again, with dummy load and wolaa.. 0.500A
i then took the end cap off one of my lasers and put the multimeter on the case and the battery and was reading. 1.500A so its working right.

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