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for a
Pioneer DVR-115DBK 20x DVD±RW Drive - DVD-RAM/±R/±RW - 20x (DVD) - 40x (CD) - EIDE/ATAPI
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that is head synched and tec cooled

im looking for safe mA input and aprox mW output
this is lab style not pointer


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Default Re: whats a safe setting for this diode

This is DrLava's graph on the long open can diodes like yours:



Keeping it cool is the key. Safe is 420mA with a thick heatsink. If you have TEC for your labby, maybe push is up some. I have an open can running at 450mA's with TEC that seems like I can just let it run:
http://www.laserpointerforums.com/fo...272621/108#116

My MXDL lasers that I set at 448mA's with a heatsink, sould be used with a conservative duty cycle. Although I have heard of those who leave it on for 5 minutes or so, I always use a 1 min. on/30 sec. off duty cycle...
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thats what i was looking for.. thnx
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