Laser pointer discussion. Read/write reviews of laser pointers and laser pointer companies. Learn about all types of laser pointers and lasers





Welcome to Laser Pointer Forums! If you are looking for a laser pointer or want to compare different laser pointer companies, you may want to check out the LPF Laser Pointer Company Database.


Green Laser Pointers by Category Blue Laser Pointers by Category Red Laser Pointers by Category
Yellow Laser Pointers by Category Violet Laser Pointers by Category Orange Laser Pointers by Category
Top Laser Pointers by Power - 1 Watt+ Top Laser Pointers by Power - 500mW+ Top Laser Pointers by Power - 250mW+
Laser Pointer Database High Power Laser Pointers Laser Pointer Diodes


2.5 Watt Blue Thor M 2 Laser Pointer











Go Back   Laser Pointer Forums - Discuss Laser Pointers > Lasers > Drivers, Test-load, Power Supply, & Batteries

List of Laser Pointer Companies (link opens new window)



Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-02-2017, 11:05 PM #1
BlackOps's Avatar
Class 1M Laser
 
Join Date: May 2016
Location: Holland, Overijsel
Posts: 119
Rep Power: 396
BlackOps has a reputation beyond reputeBlackOps has a reputation beyond reputeBlackOps has a reputation beyond reputeBlackOps has a reputation beyond reputeBlackOps has a reputation beyond reputeBlackOps has a reputation beyond reputeBlackOps has a reputation beyond reputeBlackOps has a reputation beyond reputeBlackOps has a reputation beyond reputeBlackOps has a reputation beyond reputeBlackOps has a reputation beyond repute
BlackOps BlackOps is offline
Class 1M Laser
BlackOps's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2016
Location: Holland, Overijsel
Posts: 119
Rep Power: 396
BlackOps has a reputation beyond reputeBlackOps has a reputation beyond reputeBlackOps has a reputation beyond reputeBlackOps has a reputation beyond reputeBlackOps has a reputation beyond reputeBlackOps has a reputation beyond reputeBlackOps has a reputation beyond reputeBlackOps has a reputation beyond reputeBlackOps has a reputation beyond reputeBlackOps has a reputation beyond reputeBlackOps has a reputation beyond repute
Default 520nm diode driver

Hi, i was thinking of replacing the diode of my laser. I got a 405nm laser. I made it watertight, but at the same time, easy to swap diodes if it dies. But i want to get a 50mW PL520 osram diode.

Now, the driver board and BMS controll circuit is something hard to replace in this laser and something i don't want to replace as soldering that toghether and shaping it perfectly so everything fits takes days of hard work.

( Laser Driver Board for 5-250mW 405nm Blue-violet Laser Module | eBay )

My question is whether this driver is suitable for this Osram diode. It is a boost driver, and it could output 6.1 volts . I tested it. This driver is also no load protected and i could easily get 200mA out of it. It would be awesome if it is compatible so i could set the current for the 520nm diode, plug it in and seal it

Thanks

Edit, forgot to mention, i couldn't find any information about this anywhere


__________________
Pen/pocket laser builder

Last edited by BlackOps; 02-02-2017 at 11:06 PM.
BlackOps is offline   Reply With Quote










Old 02-03-2017, 03:25 PM #2
BlackOps's Avatar
Class 1M Laser
 
Join Date: May 2016
Location: Holland, Overijsel
Posts: 119
Rep Power: 396
BlackOps has a reputation beyond reputeBlackOps has a reputation beyond reputeBlackOps has a reputation beyond reputeBlackOps has a reputation beyond reputeBlackOps has a reputation beyond reputeBlackOps has a reputation beyond reputeBlackOps has a reputation beyond reputeBlackOps has a reputation beyond reputeBlackOps has a reputation beyond reputeBlackOps has a reputation beyond reputeBlackOps has a reputation beyond repute
BlackOps BlackOps is offline
Class 1M Laser
BlackOps's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2016
Location: Holland, Overijsel
Posts: 119
Rep Power: 396
BlackOps has a reputation beyond reputeBlackOps has a reputation beyond reputeBlackOps has a reputation beyond reputeBlackOps has a reputation beyond reputeBlackOps has a reputation beyond reputeBlackOps has a reputation beyond reputeBlackOps has a reputation beyond reputeBlackOps has a reputation beyond reputeBlackOps has a reputation beyond reputeBlackOps has a reputation beyond reputeBlackOps has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: 520nm diode driver

Anyone who can explain?
__________________
Pen/pocket laser builder
BlackOps is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-2017, 04:55 PM #3
BobMc's Avatar
Class 3R Laser
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: Lancaster ca
Posts: 1,235
Rep Power: 6786
BobMc has a reputation beyond reputeBobMc has a reputation beyond reputeBobMc has a reputation beyond reputeBobMc has a reputation beyond reputeBobMc has a reputation beyond reputeBobMc has a reputation beyond reputeBobMc has a reputation beyond reputeBobMc has a reputation beyond reputeBobMc has a reputation beyond reputeBobMc has a reputation beyond reputeBobMc has a reputation beyond repute
BobMc BobMc is online now
Class 3R Laser
BobMc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: Lancaster ca
Posts: 1,235
Rep Power: 6786
BobMc has a reputation beyond reputeBobMc has a reputation beyond reputeBobMc has a reputation beyond reputeBobMc has a reputation beyond reputeBobMc has a reputation beyond reputeBobMc has a reputation beyond reputeBobMc has a reputation beyond reputeBobMc has a reputation beyond reputeBobMc has a reputation beyond reputeBobMc has a reputation beyond reputeBobMc has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: 520nm diode driver

Hopefully someone will chime in that knows. I can offer moral support but that's about it. Does sound like it would be much nicer if you could just swap the diode out. Hoping the best
__________________
My collection,adding to👍

Last edited by BobMc; 02-03-2017 at 04:55 PM.
BobMc is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-2017, 05:22 PM #4
BlackOps's Avatar
Class 1M Laser
 
Join Date: May 2016
Location: Holland, Overijsel
Posts: 119
Rep Power: 396
BlackOps has a reputation beyond reputeBlackOps has a reputation beyond reputeBlackOps has a reputation beyond reputeBlackOps has a reputation beyond reputeBlackOps has a reputation beyond reputeBlackOps has a reputation beyond reputeBlackOps has a reputation beyond reputeBlackOps has a reputation beyond reputeBlackOps has a reputation beyond reputeBlackOps has a reputation beyond reputeBlackOps has a reputation beyond repute
BlackOps BlackOps is offline
Class 1M Laser
BlackOps's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2016
Location: Holland, Overijsel
Posts: 119
Rep Power: 396
BlackOps has a reputation beyond reputeBlackOps has a reputation beyond reputeBlackOps has a reputation beyond reputeBlackOps has a reputation beyond reputeBlackOps has a reputation beyond reputeBlackOps has a reputation beyond reputeBlackOps has a reputation beyond reputeBlackOps has a reputation beyond reputeBlackOps has a reputation beyond reputeBlackOps has a reputation beyond reputeBlackOps has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: 520nm diode driver

Yea that would be awesome. If it isn't possible i will leave it the way it is. Maybe upgrading to a higher power diode but sure i won't change that embedded driver
__________________
Pen/pocket laser builder
BlackOps is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-2017, 05:44 PM #5
diachi's Avatar
Class 4 Laser
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Yellowknife, NT, Canada
Posts: 7,360
Rep Power: 9556
diachi has a reputation beyond reputediachi has a reputation beyond reputediachi has a reputation beyond reputediachi has a reputation beyond reputediachi has a reputation beyond reputediachi has a reputation beyond reputediachi has a reputation beyond reputediachi has a reputation beyond reputediachi has a reputation beyond reputediachi has a reputation beyond reputediachi has a reputation beyond repute
Send a message via Skype™ to diachi
diachi diachi is online now
Class 4 Laser
diachi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Yellowknife, NT, Canada
Posts: 7,360
Rep Power: 9556
diachi has a reputation beyond reputediachi has a reputation beyond reputediachi has a reputation beyond reputediachi has a reputation beyond reputediachi has a reputation beyond reputediachi has a reputation beyond reputediachi has a reputation beyond reputediachi has a reputation beyond reputediachi has a reputation beyond reputediachi has a reputation beyond reputediachi has a reputation beyond repute
Send a message via Skype™ to diachi
Default Re: 520nm diode driver

6.1V may not be enough to get to even specified power levels. Typical operating voltage at specified current (50mW, 125mA) is 6.9V, but can be up to 8V for the PL520-B1 (Varies depending on batch/temperature etc) according to the datasheet. If the maximum driver output is 6.1V you likely won't be able to reach full specified power.
__________________


445nm | Sanwu Laser Pocket Series | 400mW Metered
445nm | NDB7242E Pen Build | 60mW Metered | >>Build Thread<<
488nm | Spectra Physics 163 Argon | ~30mW Metered
515nm | PL515 Pen Build | 50mW Metered | >>Build Thread<<
520nm | Laserlands 520 | 5mW | For Review Awaiting arrival
532nm | Gearbest 303 Pointer | 50mW Metered
532nm | Gearbest JD.850 Pointer | 30mW Metered (I think, need to re-test).
633nm | HeNe | 6mW
633nm | Spectra Physics 155 HeNe | <1mW >>Thread<<
650nm | Sanwu Laser Pocket Series | 200mW Metered
808nm | Melles Griot 532nm Lab Unit | No Crystals >10W | X2



Check out my Reddit Subreddit! >>/r/laserpointers<<

diachi is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-2017, 05:47 PM #6
BlackOps's Avatar
Class 1M Laser
 
Join Date: May 2016
Location: Holland, Overijsel
Posts: 119
Rep Power: 396
BlackOps has a reputation beyond reputeBlackOps has a reputation beyond reputeBlackOps has a reputation beyond reputeBlackOps has a reputation beyond reputeBlackOps has a reputation beyond reputeBlackOps has a reputation beyond reputeBlackOps has a reputation beyond reputeBlackOps has a reputation beyond reputeBlackOps has a reputation beyond reputeBlackOps has a reputation beyond reputeBlackOps has a reputation beyond repute
BlackOps BlackOps is offline
Class 1M Laser
BlackOps's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2016
Location: Holland, Overijsel
Posts: 119
Rep Power: 396
BlackOps has a reputation beyond reputeBlackOps has a reputation beyond reputeBlackOps has a reputation beyond reputeBlackOps has a reputation beyond reputeBlackOps has a reputation beyond reputeBlackOps has a reputation beyond reputeBlackOps has a reputation beyond reputeBlackOps has a reputation beyond reputeBlackOps has a reputation beyond reputeBlackOps has a reputation beyond reputeBlackOps has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: 520nm diode driver

Quote:
Originally Posted by diachi View Post
6.1V may not be enough to get to even specified power levels. Typical operating voltage at specified current (50mW, 125mA) is 6.9V, but can be up to 8V for the PL520-B1 (Varies depending on batch/temperature etc) according to the datasheet. If the maximum driver output is 6.1V you likely won't be able to reach full specified power.
hi, thanks for your reply. The 6.1v output was without load. It is a constant current driver. Do you think the voltage will rise when a 520nm diode load has been detected? It is not fixed voltage tough.

This driver can handle power without load so i decided to test voltage without load. Anyway thanks!
__________________
Pen/pocket laser builder
BlackOps is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-2017, 06:00 PM #7
diachi's Avatar
Class 4 Laser
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Yellowknife, NT, Canada
Posts: 7,360
Rep Power: 9556
diachi has a reputation beyond reputediachi has a reputation beyond reputediachi has a reputation beyond reputediachi has a reputation beyond reputediachi has a reputation beyond reputediachi has a reputation beyond reputediachi has a reputation beyond reputediachi has a reputation beyond reputediachi has a reputation beyond reputediachi has a reputation beyond reputediachi has a reputation beyond repute
Send a message via Skype™ to diachi
diachi diachi is online now
Class 4 Laser
diachi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Yellowknife, NT, Canada
Posts: 7,360
Rep Power: 9556
diachi has a reputation beyond reputediachi has a reputation beyond reputediachi has a reputation beyond reputediachi has a reputation beyond reputediachi has a reputation beyond reputediachi has a reputation beyond reputediachi has a reputation beyond reputediachi has a reputation beyond reputediachi has a reputation beyond reputediachi has a reputation beyond reputediachi has a reputation beyond repute
Send a message via Skype™ to diachi
Default Re: 520nm diode driver

Quote:
Originally Posted by BlackOps View Post
hi, thanks for your reply. The 6.1v output was without load. It is a constant current driver. Do you think the voltage will rise when a 520nm diode load has been detected? It is not fixed voltage tough.

This driver can handle power without load so i decided to test voltage without load. Anyway thanks!

If it got to 6.1V without load then that's probably going to be the maximum output... It may even be unstable when running like that.

With no load it'll up the voltage trying to reach the set current, but it will be unable to as there is no load. It'll keep going until it reaches the maximum output voltage, which in this case sounds like 6.1V.

Build/buy a test load and try it out to be sure, but I don't think it'll work, at least not at full power.
__________________


445nm | Sanwu Laser Pocket Series | 400mW Metered
445nm | NDB7242E Pen Build | 60mW Metered | >>Build Thread<<
488nm | Spectra Physics 163 Argon | ~30mW Metered
515nm | PL515 Pen Build | 50mW Metered | >>Build Thread<<
520nm | Laserlands 520 | 5mW | For Review Awaiting arrival
532nm | Gearbest 303 Pointer | 50mW Metered
532nm | Gearbest JD.850 Pointer | 30mW Metered (I think, need to re-test).
633nm | HeNe | 6mW
633nm | Spectra Physics 155 HeNe | <1mW >>Thread<<
650nm | Sanwu Laser Pocket Series | 200mW Metered
808nm | Melles Griot 532nm Lab Unit | No Crystals >10W | X2



Check out my Reddit Subreddit! >>/r/laserpointers<<


Last edited by diachi; 02-03-2017 at 06:00 PM.
diachi is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2017, 09:56 PM #8
BlackOps's Avatar
Class 1M Laser
 
Join Date: May 2016
Location: Holland, Overijsel
Posts: 119
Rep Power: 396
BlackOps has a reputation beyond reputeBlackOps has a reputation beyond reputeBlackOps has a reputation beyond reputeBlackOps has a reputation beyond reputeBlackOps has a reputation beyond reputeBlackOps has a reputation beyond reputeBlackOps has a reputation beyond reputeBlackOps has a reputation beyond reputeBlackOps has a reputation beyond reputeBlackOps has a reputation beyond reputeBlackOps has a reputation beyond repute
BlackOps BlackOps is offline
Class 1M Laser
BlackOps's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2016
Location: Holland, Overijsel
Posts: 119
Rep Power: 396
BlackOps has a reputation beyond reputeBlackOps has a reputation beyond reputeBlackOps has a reputation beyond reputeBlackOps has a reputation beyond reputeBlackOps has a reputation beyond reputeBlackOps has a reputation beyond reputeBlackOps has a reputation beyond reputeBlackOps has a reputation beyond reputeBlackOps has a reputation beyond reputeBlackOps has a reputation beyond reputeBlackOps has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: 520nm diode driver

Quote:
Originally Posted by diachi View Post
If it got to 6.1V without load then that's probably going to be the maximum output... It may even be unstable when running like that.

With no load it'll up the voltage trying to reach the set current, but it will be unable to as there is no load. It'll keep going until it reaches the maximum output voltage, which in this case sounds like 6.1V.

Build/buy a test load and try it out to be sure, but I don't think it'll work, at least not at full power.
Hi, thanks for your help. I tested it and it unfortunately didn't go higher then 6

this driver could push 250/300mA. Would it be possible for me to install a M140 diode and underpower it? I don't need 1W. Something like 100 or 250 mW would be awesome
__________________
Pen/pocket laser builder
BlackOps is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2017, 09:56 PM #9
Accutronitis's Avatar
Class 2M Laser
 
Join Date: Dec 2016
Location: Las Vegas
Posts: 831
Rep Power: 2382
Accutronitis has a reputation beyond reputeAccutronitis has a reputation beyond reputeAccutronitis has a reputation beyond reputeAccutronitis has a reputation beyond reputeAccutronitis has a reputation beyond reputeAccutronitis has a reputation beyond reputeAccutronitis has a reputation beyond reputeAccutronitis has a reputation beyond reputeAccutronitis has a reputation beyond reputeAccutronitis has a reputation beyond reputeAccutronitis has a reputation beyond repute
Accutronitis Accutronitis is online now
Class 2M Laser
Accutronitis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2016
Location: Las Vegas
Posts: 831
Rep Power: 2382
Accutronitis has a reputation beyond reputeAccutronitis has a reputation beyond reputeAccutronitis has a reputation beyond reputeAccutronitis has a reputation beyond reputeAccutronitis has a reputation beyond reputeAccutronitis has a reputation beyond reputeAccutronitis has a reputation beyond reputeAccutronitis has a reputation beyond reputeAccutronitis has a reputation beyond reputeAccutronitis has a reputation beyond reputeAccutronitis has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: 520nm diode driver

Quote:
Originally Posted by BlackOps View Post
Hi, thanks for your help. I tested it and it unfortunately didn't go higher then 6

this driver could push 250/300mA. Would it be possible for me to install a M140 diode and underpower it? I don't need 1W. Something like 100 or 250 mW would be awesome
From the sounds of it if you keep the diode that's in it now you should probably get what is called a boost driver that can drive the diode at the full voltage it requires using the power you have available but somebody that knows more than I do (almost anyone here) should help set you on the right path......
__________________
The Accutron Resource Forum your source for the best & most up to date Accuton 214 info On The Web Please Visit http://accutronfacts.freeforums.net/

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
My very short laser collection (for now)

Thor "Saber" Americanised Thor M II - M462 2.2 Watt 462mn Diode W/Super X-Drive @ 1.8 Amps - DTR G-2 lens - JL 10X Beam Expander Class IV

"Thor's Hammer" Americanised TLY-L201 Host Build W/Old School NASA Type Safety Switch - DTR NUBM44 7+ Watt 450nm Diode In 25mm Copper Module W/Driver - DTR G-2 lens - "Milos" Triple Cylindrical Lens Fast Axis Correction Class IV

303 Prome Star Series Green Laser 532nm 80mW DPSS Class IIIb

Last edited by Accutronitis; 02-13-2017 at 09:57 PM.
Accutronitis is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2017, 12:15 AM #10
dden4012's Avatar
Class 2M Laser
 
Join Date: May 2016
Location: Saint Lucie County Fl, USA
Posts: 654
Rep Power: 4603
dden4012 has a reputation beyond reputedden4012 has a reputation beyond reputedden4012 has a reputation beyond reputedden4012 has a reputation beyond reputedden4012 has a reputation beyond reputedden4012 has a reputation beyond reputedden4012 has a reputation beyond reputedden4012 has a reputation beyond reputedden4012 has a reputation beyond reputedden4012 has a reputation beyond reputedden4012 has a reputation beyond repute
dden4012 dden4012 is offline
Class 2M Laser
dden4012's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2016
Location: Saint Lucie County Fl, USA
Posts: 654
Rep Power: 4603
dden4012 has a reputation beyond reputedden4012 has a reputation beyond reputedden4012 has a reputation beyond reputedden4012 has a reputation beyond reputedden4012 has a reputation beyond reputedden4012 has a reputation beyond reputedden4012 has a reputation beyond reputedden4012 has a reputation beyond reputedden4012 has a reputation beyond reputedden4012 has a reputation beyond reputedden4012 has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: 520nm diode driver

Quote:
Originally Posted by BlackOps View Post
Hi, thanks for your help. I tested it and it unfortunately didn't go higher then 6

this driver could push 250/300mA. Would it be possible for me to install a M140 diode and underpower it? I don't need 1W. Something like 100 or 250 mW would be awesome
PLT5 450B is what you want with a Nano or Flexdrive. DTR has a module. SL has a cheap host to put it in. It doesn't need much heatsinking at all.

M140 Nano @1.1a 10440 cell.
Attached Thumbnails
520nm diode driver-tmp_11774-20170213_200913-resized-800-999454685.jpg  
__________________
Dan's collection thread
http://laserpointerforums.com/f76/dd...ion-98797.html

Last edited by dden4012; 02-14-2017 at 12:18 AM.
dden4012 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
driver pl520





Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On











Loading












Privacy Policy | Advertising Disclaimer | Terms of Use


 


All times are GMT. The time now is 06:33 PM.


Powered by: vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO
Privacy Policy | Advertising Disclaimer | Terms of Use
Copyright (C) 2017 Laser Pointer Forums, LLC