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Default how to install diode into aixiz?

hey I am building my first laser and am wondering how I should attach my diode into the aixiz module. Should I solder the sides of the diode to the edges if the aixiz module? Thanks for the help fellas!


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Default Re: how to install diode into aixiz?

This was asked a couple days ago again. I can't find it but it had pictures.
DO NOT solder the diode to the housing. Use the rear housing as a fixture to press it into the pocket. Heat sink grease helps but keep it off the lens. Use a small vice for pressure and use wood pieces to protect the threads.

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Default Re: how to install diode into aixiz?

rog1188 posted a great picture on how to do it, this question is asked a lot so it should be in the FAQ. I'll edit this post if I find it.
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Thanks Ill look up rog1188.thanks for the help.
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This is the pic.

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There's the picture again ---- Protect the threads with wood blocks.

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Default Re: how to install diode into aixiz?

....also recent Aixiz modules that I have received recently have been a very tight fit on the LD (I used to get the 5mw out without damage on the tight ones they are destroyed) so go carefully, you could consider using a piece of tube with a thicker wall than the module back end.

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