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Old 06-22-2015, 03:17 PM #1
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Can anyone point me to a buck type driver that can produce upto 5.5amps? I did some searching and all I came across is boost drivers that go that high. So if some one can point me in the right direction that would be awesome thanks.


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Default Re: Buck driver at 5.5amps

Super Boost Drives (5.5+ amp capability!!)

EDIT: Oops, you said BUCK.... I think he can make one for you which will do that as a BUCK too. PM him. If not him, try member TheLightningStalker or Flaminpyro but he drives me nuts for not listing the ratings with them: For Sale V5 flex drives - Maybe he has a page with that info somewhere I haven't found.
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Thanks Alaskan I will try them out, I have a pm sent to flaminpyro already just wait for his reply.
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Default Re: Buck driver at 5.5amps

This seller in Poland has some 5 amp drivers, not cheap but good, this one on sale right now:

Sale Laser Diode Driver 0 5A 100KHz Analog TTL 405nm 445nm 635nm 650nm 3 12V | eBay

Only problem is for most pointers the size is fairly large @ 35 X 20mm, might be able to do more than 5 amps if you heat sink it enough and have the DC supply voltage as low as possible for the device drop out. This seller is always quick to answer technical questions and the device maximums he uses are often far more than they are listed to be good for. Keep the DC voltage at a minimum and the proper heatsink and I bet it will do more than 5 amps.
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Right on I will look into that as well thanks just spoke with dtr and he said he has super xdrives that do 5amps if heatsinked properly
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Yep the SXD is a great choice. I have some and you can get some from Flaminpyro.
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There's the page I needed to find, has current specs!
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