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Old 03-12-2011, 10:14 PM #1
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Default What driver to use?

I was wondering, because I can not find and (lavadrive2) aka flexmod v5's anywhere that ARE in stock I was wondering where I could find one or similar to drive my 445@ 800mw-1w. any help will be appreciated


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$1.99 - 18V 5W Cree Circuit Board for Flashlights (16.8mm*5.5mm) - Flashlight Parts and Tools
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Default Re: What driver to use?

is this a joke?, or can you seriously power a 445 with a p6 led buck driver?

and what mW could i expect from it?
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Default Re: What driver to use?

it runs at 1A i heard from 2x3.0V cr2 batteries, $2 not a bad investment
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it runs at 1A i heard from 2x3.0V cr2 batteries, $2 not a bad investment
nice, what about 1x 18650? (running at 3.7v)
would i have a drastic drop in A from the lower voltage?

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huh do you realy want to trust your $50.00 diode to a $1.99 driver
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Look on E-bay they're ~$39.00 + shipping.
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Default Re: What driver to use?

they also sell the SAME board for like 10$
1A 1.2A 1 WATT 445nm Laser DRIVER Circuit Board 1W - eBay (item 220752572254 end time Apr-09-11 14:59:53 PDT)

I am a bit skeptical about the flashlight "driver" but then again, I can't find anything close to the v5....
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I ment you can get the Flex drive on Ebay
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Default Re: What driver to use?

Only problem is- I want to run my 445@ a little under/over 1w and the one on ebay is preset@ 1.5A and a little expensive :P
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Default Re: What driver to use?

No they are not pre-set. Here You go

Micro FlexDrive Tiny 9mm x 12mm Laser Diode Driver 1.5A - eBay (item 260720076101 end time Apr-10-11 11:22:48 PDT)
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