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Default Video: Fun W/ 510mA LCC

Hello all,
Just a little thrown together video of me with one of my Red labbie's.
This one is set at 510mA.
On this diode, I followed Dave's advice and slowly "ramped" the current up.
Ran it for 1 hour at 320mA, then 2 hours at 420, finally bumping it up to 510mA.
It has >6 hours run time as of now. If it dies soon (which would not surprise me) I've had way more then $10 worth of fun out of it. I make all my builds now, with out any glue of any kind. Everything is screwed, snap-ringed,or other non-glue means.
I can swap the diode out on this build in less then 5 minutes.
I don't know the mW output, because all of my meters will only measure up to 300mW.
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Thats awesome. I cant wait to see the power output.
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awesome video man!
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WOW-- unbelievable!!!for sharing.HZ
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Need power testing NOW? If you want, PM me
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Awesomeness. I wonder what the power is
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That's insane thanks for sharing!
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wondering if this can be done with other diodes too

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Thank You all for your heartwarming comments.
It makes all the aggravation of (some) builds worth it, to hear + comments like these.
I too, am dying to know the mW output.
As I stated, my meter(s) only go up to 300mW, but this build will peg the analog meter, with a loud "boing"
Maybe >300?
These meters are calibrated for 632.8nm,
so they could be off by quite a bit.(15-20 years old also)
Could be off by several "Quite a bit's"
All I know for now is, This LCC is "smokin'"


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wondering if this can be done with other diodes too

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Very nice build, the awesomeness of lab builds

I've got a few small TEC's lying around from a failed LPM project, I might try and get one hooked up to cool a LOC.

I look forward to seeing the output also, keep us all updated!
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