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Default Ebay laser

Hello guys,

I just got my very first laser and it is just a 5mW laser from ebay just to try out whether I like it etc.

But when I tried it, I see quite a big beam while after reading a lot on this forum I thought 5mW didn't have a very big beam. Is this one very overspec?



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Yes it is most likely overspec. How overspec exactly, you would only be able to tell with an LPM. I have a green that has good divergence and does around 40mW with fresh batteries, and the module came from a cheap ebay laser.

It's all luck. Especially since I ordered 2 other greens with that good one, and one was half dead and the other mode hopped and then died as well. Good one is still going great.
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If you REALLY want help and answers to your questions you really should add your location to your personal profile page- by doing that- you just might get a PM from a LPM owner willing to meter your new laser-- its not maniditory but IMO it should be-- laws are different everywhere-- so if we have no clue where you are do not expect many to offer help-- lots has been posted on what to expect these days from Ebay lasers-- their 'no HH lasers over 5 mW' rule has really changed things -- so to avoid getting their listing pulled the simply say the pointers they are selling are 5mW-- there are hundreds of sellers but AFAIK only a few BIG places where all pointers are made--
before the ban these were 'binned' - the best were sold for more and the lowest were sold a 5 mW but now that has changed-- they do NOT 'make' 10mw- 20mW -30mW etc green pen pointers-- they meter them and THEN they become the higher powered and lower ones-- -- I have a +5 rep bump for you AFTER you add your true location


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-if you say you are 18 when you are 16 you will be possibly be trading 2 years of membership for a life-time AFTER you turn 18--

----------- DLotus has it right- if you want a nice RGV '5mW' trio (3 lasers for 12$-free ship) - in reality all three could add up to > 250mW-- but if you win several auctions you have a much better chance of always having at least one each working RG or V--

here are 4$ ebay pens with nature's fogBRB with pics)


you may as well try to win auctions for more as its very common for one to arrive DOA or have a short life (especially if to run it TOO long w/o a cool-down cycle)- your should NEVER be ran for much more than 2 min--
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If you REALLY want help and answers to your questions you really should add your location to your personal profile page- by doing that- you just might get a PM from a LPM owner willing to meter your new laser-- its not maniditory but IMO it should be-- laws are different everywhere-- so if we have no clue where you are do not expect many to offer help-- lots has been posted on what to expect these days from Ebay lasers-- their 'no HH lasers over 5 mW' rule has really changed things -- so to avoid getting their listing pulled the simply say the pointers they are selling are 5mW-- there are hundreds of sellers but AFAIK only a few BIG places where all pointers are made--
before the ban these were 'binned' - the best were sold for more and the lowest were sold a 5 mW but now that has changed-- they do NOT 'make' 10mw- 20mW -30mW etc green pen pointers-- they meter them and THEN they become the higher powered and lower ones-- -- I have a +5 rep bump for you AFTER you add your true location


BTW
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UNDER 18?

yeah that sucks


BUT it WILL will pass- lie about this and you will have a hard time staying a member of this forum-- read the LPF Terms of Service-- add your date of birth in your profile-- we will send you birthday cards-- and best wishes-
-if you say you are 18 when you are 16 you will be possibly be trading 2 years of membership for a life-time AFTER you turn 18--

----------- DLotus has it right- if you want a nice RGV '5mW' trio (3 lasers for 12$-free ship) - in reality all three could add up to > 250mW-- but if you win several auctions you have a much better chance of always having at least one each working RG or V--

here are 4$ ebay pens with nature's fogBRB with pics)


you may as well try to win auctions for more as its very common for one to arrive DOA or have a short life (especially if to run it TOO long w/o a cool-down cycle)- your should NEVER be ran for much more than 2 min--
Profile updated, thanks for the tip
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that looks like a 30mw or even more green laser pen...
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