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Default Help on first build: DDL driver

I though I might as well build my own driver for my first build, so I went out and bought the required parts today. My local electronics parts shop did not have the 1N4001 diodes that are used in this link,Laser driver - It can be done
so I bought some 1N4004 diodes as they were the closest thing they had and were not that expensive. Can I still use these for the Driver? How about the test load? or should I go and buy some online? Any help is appreciated.

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Yes, 1N4004's can easily replace 1N4001's for this because the only difference is the PIV (maximum blocking voltage). It should do fine.
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They are just fine as Sigurthur said, would also work as test load
for red use 1Ohm 5W resistor and 4x 1n400x's in series.
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