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Old 10-22-2010, 02:42 AM #1
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Default High output laser design

hi all i am kinda new to this forum and have built my own diy laser in the past. i do have a backround in electronics and was wondering if anyone has thought of making a High output laser ie 1w+ and using a Maglite or simmilar flashlight as a shell. i have two mag's and one is a 4D the other a 6D cell. So depending on the voltage input you were looking for 4D = 6v or 6D=9v would imho be a strong base for a high output laser. what are your opinions?


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You could try to do something similar to my 2W unit with that host.

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I am not sure the D's would be able to drain fast enough...
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that is a good point i was mainly thinking of the capacity not the mA output with the driver and load in place.
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Plenty of Nickel Cadmium chemistry D cells out there for high current designs. They'd be different voltages than standard but a linear driver would suit here just fine.

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Could they handle 1.7-2.0A? Making a 1W mag light would not be as fun as a 1.8-2W.
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