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While we are on the topic, gentlemen, should I run the sensor lead + to the DMM's 10A max port, or will the 400mA port work? This is assuming I am measuring lasers above 1W.

Thanks all for the help and cheering. I have the switch in. Pics to come.
The DMM should be in the voltage mode. The Ampere port 10A or 400mA doesn't apply here.


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I just noticed the image there is wrong

Yeah, put it in volts mode. the Amp mode will blow your Ophir head sky high.
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Thanks for chiming in, guys. Clearly, I was not going to risk my head w/o KNOWING.
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Here's the final product, with the switch installed!
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So did the Ophir made it home? Mine is on the way...
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No...dag nabit! UPS used the massive storms and tornadoes we had in the area as an excuse to reschedule it tomorrow. "Emergency conditions beyond UPS' control" my ass!
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No...dag nabit! UPS used the massive storms and tornadoes we had in the area as an excuse to reschedule it tomorrow. "Emergency conditions beyond UPS' control" my ass!
I would have liked to see a flying truck of UPS in the middle of a tornado and you screamming .... "give me my package, I want my sensor!!!"
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I'm not an unreasonable man. Their depot in Mesquite, TX is nowhere near where the tornadoes hit! Funny...I didn't see any news reports today, discussing the tragedy that struck UPS...come on!
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Well at least tomorrow as soon as you get it you will be all set up for the testing.
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Yeah, boredom does a lot to get prepared for such things.

I was struck with my noobness today when I was doing DMM checks on the PS box leads. I tested the Vout banana jacks on the box and the switch worked fine @ 19.3V reading. So, I flipped the switch..nothing, of course. Then, I checked V at the V+ banana jack and the common ground jack, and was surprised to read 9.6V. Well, duh...with the common ground tying the - on one 9V and the + on the other, and measuring voltage on the + side of that battery, through the jack, I was, of course, completing a circuit which included one battery. (Ya just have to put some thought into it)
As the Ophir is not using the common ground as a power source, it's of little concern, considering no circuit is being completed.

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So how is your ophir? I saw that you already tested your spada Verdi, just wondering how you like it. Have you tested all your other lasers?

Today I did a test on my data logging DMM to see how easy or difficult it actually was to transfer the data to the PC and to make a graph out of it, well it took me all night to learn now to do it but I am set to go. Unfortunately I still haven't been able to make such a nice graph as with the laserbee...
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Norbyx, I love the Ophir! Though, it's so much smaller than I imagined after seeing pictures.
I had to modify my PS box and put in a DPDT switch and wired to to the batteries' leads.
I'll post pics here, later today when I get to work.
Good luck w/ your DL on your DMM and getting it to work. I might consider that option, if a good DMM with datalogging wasn't as much as an ARGMeter! lol
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I shall wait and see with my own eyes... It doesn't look all that small...
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Here's a pic of my current setup and the PS in it's final form:
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Those Ophirs are small!!! I just want to pet it! I just woke up so pardon my crazy. I think I am going to sell my LaserBee A and use that money plus some extra to buy an Ophir.

PS - off topic but I recently reread the thread "naming your lasers" and saw where you claimed Firefly. You still want it? I can come up with another name for my gas laser.
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Well, I was gonna use Firefly for an MS V5 with a 30mw 515nm. But, if you want to name your gas one that, by all means. I chose Balrog for a 1W 638nm build though! Lol

Man, it's a bad week for LaserBee. Norbyx is selling his after just a couple of weeks for an Ophir.
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