Old 12-27-2012, 11:21 AM #1
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Default Building a Portable 6" HeNe

G'day,

I ordered a 6" HeNe tube and mounts from Sam's Laser classifieds:



Now i need a 12VDC PSU, these 6" tubes run at 3 -3.5mA i believe.

I found these:

Aerotech LSS-05/FO HeNe Laser Power Supply 12V DC In / 1200 to 2000V DC Out | eBay



but i dont know the current they put out.

Anyone tried these before?

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Default Re: Building a Portable 6" HeNe

There is one seller on ebay who was selling these brick style power supplies just for the very same 6" tubes you are holding. They even had the ballast resistor and solder clips already attached to them. They were there last week and I think if you wait a bit longer he will probably relist them.

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Old 12-29-2012, 02:25 AM #3
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got a link?
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Yeah, here's a link: Helium Neon Laser Power Supply 5VDC HeNe Tube High Voltage He NE | eBay

The listing has ended, but I'm pretty sure he will relist these. He usually relists them so you can wait or just PM the seller.
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How much does it cost to construct one of these, OP?
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about 55 for this kit: Helium-Neon Laser Kit 1
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Btw, the pistol from the first Terminator film used one of these ~6" Helium Neon lasers as its laser sight. They had a lot of trouble making a power supply small enough to fit inside the grip of the pistol.
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