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Old 02-06-2014, 08:05 AM #1
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Default X-drive v6 questions

This may sound like the most stupid question but better safe than sorry.

I have an x-drive v6 driver installed into an MS-SSW pill and am about to solder the drivers wires to the 9mm diode
so I can finally turn this beast on

My question is that, do I need to short the driver prior to soldering the driver wires to the diode wires?
If so, how do I short the driver?

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Simply touch the 2 output wires together. Without power being applied of course.
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Is that all Should have guessed something as simple as that

Thank you so much jander

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Another stupid question obviously the red wire on the 9mm diode module is the positive lead, correct?

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Yes, always discharge the output of any driver or power supply before connecting a LD to prevent spikes

And yes, standard color code is red=positive and black=negative

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Thanks Zeebit and Jander for your help
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Don't forget to post pics of your build as soon as you finish it!

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Check my sig Finally completed my first build

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Its not the clearest shot but it will do for now,

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Looks like 473nm on my iPod. Looking forward to see more.
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It does look quite blue, On my monitor it looks more like 455-460.

In person it looks much more violet.
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Very cool beamshot!
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Will, Congrats on your 1st build!
Nothing better than seeing that beam for the first time on a new build, especially when it's your 1st!
That beam looks a lot like 473nm from my small screen also.
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