Old 04-07-2012, 04:18 PM #1
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i have a first generation kryton host i've been wanting to build with for some time. i'm a big fan of rhd's "ancient light" series and it inspired me plan a "new" diode in this "ancient" host.
i want to put a 3.8mm osram pl-450 into this host. but im not sure how.
what i've come up with so far is to drill out the head of the kryton to accept the ~12mm module i have to press the diode into. with close enough machining i'd get a snug fit. i see no good place for a set screw so the module would have to be epoxied into the head.
i don't like the idea of permanently attaching the module to the head, or drilling it for that matter.
so i ask if any y'all out there have an idea how to put this diode into my kryton?


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Default Re: kryton mod

How about a small spacer ring [ID 3.8mm x OD (to fit Kryton pocket)]. height = the depth of the Kryton pocket?

Press ring into pocket
Press diode into ring

Should be fully reversible, if desired

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Old 04-07-2012, 05:07 PM #3
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Default Re: kryton mod

that sounds good dave. i'll have to look around the workplace monday to see if i can find something.
would you have anything in mind that could adapted to work?
edit: a tiny lock washer maybe...


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Old 04-07-2012, 05:21 PM #4
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I would think you would want this machined out of aluminum or brass

You want the metal to deform slightly to ensure a good contact and good heat distribution

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my mind naturally turned to quick and dirty first
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Osram pl520 in an sh-032 host
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this may not be the best place to ask, but is there a member who would machine a ring to fit the kryton pocket and the diode for me?
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405,445,450,458,473,488,532,543,594,612,632,635,650,685,780
I'm rebuilding my collection:
Skyray 405 12x
kryton groove gitd 445
B&W Tek 473 lab laser
JDSU 2214-40 multiline argon ion
Osram pl520 in an sh-032 host
Skylaser HL532-300
543 HeNe
632 HeNe x3
Opnext 638 single mode in c6 host
Rayfoss 650 150mW
Laserbee II Deluxe lpm w/ Peregrine
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You may get away with drilling a hole through a dead 5.6mm diode, either a press fit or if you can't get it that exact you will probably be fine securing it in with thermal epoxy.
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