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Old 08-17-2015, 11:46 PM #1
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Default 6000mW laser driver

I'm new to lasers and I was wondering how do I build a laser driver for a 6000mW diode, such as this one 808nm 6w 6000mw Laser Pumping Laserdiodin - Buy 808nm 6w 6000mw Laserdiodin,Laser Pumping Laserdiodin,Laser Diode Laserdiodin Product on Alibaba.com, and use a standard Duracell 9v battery. I'm somewhat new to electronics and I tend to do things much harder than what they are supposed to be and overthink things so a easy to understand breakdown would be nice and a schematic would be nice. Also how am I supposed to know what resistor to use? P.S. Im trying to do this somewhat like a budget build so if you have a better 6000mW diode I should use that's cheap but dependable that would be nice



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There exists a driver that will do 6 amps, but you ain't gonna drive it with any 9 volt battery. They don't have the guts to pump that kind of power.

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There exists a driver that will do 6 amps, but you ain't gonna drive it with any 9 volt battery. They don't have the guts to pump that kind of power.

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Could you give me a link the the driver? Also what would I need to power it with?

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Yeah, no problem....the link is the white Search Bar at the bottom of the page.

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Thanks. My parents decided to tell me after 4 days of trying to plan a 6 w laser they said I should start with something small so I'm starting with a 2 w laser. Atleast it's still class IV if you want I can send you pictures when I get it done
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