Old 06-21-2013, 07:19 PM #1
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Default First 638nm Build

So here is my first 638nm build

The host is a Trustfire Tr-801 both heatsink & Host supplied by Moh quite a while back





The Mitsubishi 300mW diode Module, and X-Drive driver set at 850ma was supplied by DTR and opted for the 3 element glass lens. I did ask for the leads to be soldered to the diode and driver separately but he totally forgot (just kidding )

So I de soldered the driver from the diode and attached the leads



The heatsink was a bit too small to have the driver attached to the diode

I threaded the wires through the pill and soldered on the driver







Fitting the driver in the pill was a tight squeeze but just managed it



I cut down the leads from the driver and attached them to the contact board



and then screwed it all together





And now for a couple of beamshots !!






Don't worry I've got french doors and the leftside was open so no risk of reflections

This is the smallest build I've done so far and I'm totaly pleased with the outcome
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that's a really nice build! Plus 1!
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Thanks, a 445 was going to go in a couple of years ago but i fudged a couple of diodes and got a bit disheartened, but i've found another host for a 445 and decided to throw a 638 in instead
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Indeed, good job on your 638nm, sounds like everything came along fairly smooth. +1
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Had a bit of a problem getting a ground, I had to put a bit of solder from the contact board to the pill and also to keep the board in place too
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You didn't just leave the driver in there flopping around on the inside, did you? I know it's a very small and tight fit in there, but if it's not secured down, it could cause a short and kill something.

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it's all taped to prevent shorts, i do have thermal apoxy on it's way so will secure it properly
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Oh mi, I hope you don't plan on using it much till then just to be safe, and hopefully save your laser..

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it's all good, it should be here in a day or so, so i'll wait until then
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