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It all depends on what host he's going to use and what batteries it will take. That will determine if he needs a buck or boost driver. I'm using a Guidesman host for my 405 build using 2 10440's in series using a buck driver


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Ok guys so what kind of driver is the one i have in the first post?
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Is this a boost/buck, boost or linear driver? because im planning to run it with a single 18650 battery, so im thinking if its linear, then its no good..
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Fair enough then a buck/boost or a boost driver will suffice then
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the question is
the EBAY driver he linked, is it a B-B driver?
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Has to be a Boost Driver since it takes 2.7-3.7V input, and has to supply ~4.5v for the diode.
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It acts the same way so, it don't really matters as the guy isn't going to use they.
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Default Re: First 405nm Build, Need Advice

Well from the looks of it, the driver that im looking at on ebay says that its for 405nm diode and we all know that 405nm diode require 4.5v to run but it also says that the input has to be 2.7-3.7V..so i would think its a boost driver..and not a boost/buck since the input voltage would have been 2.7 to something over 4.5v..
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From all the info you guys gave me i think i would be using the driver and diode i posted..driver set to 100mA-110mA and a single 18650 battery..i would let u guys know how it works out..Thanks to everyone here!
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