Old 10-20-2008, 03:27 AM #1
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Default fan or no fan

Ok so i making a another laser and i am putting it into a preety big project box 5x2x2 and i already have installed the two swiitches for laser and fan but my dad doesnt think i need a fan. I am going to be runniny my 16x stonetech diode around 250mA

so what do u think fan or no fan :-/? I am kinda leaning towards using a fan to keep my diode nice and cool. [img]E:\DCIM\100MEDIA\PICT0031.JPG[/img]
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Old 10-20-2008, 03:30 AM #2
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i am sorry guys i dont kno why my picture turned so weird when i put it on
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Old 10-21-2008, 12:37 AM #3
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Default Re: fan or no fan

you shouldn't need a fan for at that current, but you could take the temperature without it and see if thats considered a safe temp.

But a fan wouldn't be neccesary AFAIK, maybe just some heatsinking.
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Old 10-21-2008, 01:44 AM #4
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so do u think i could puch som more mA?
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