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I don't consider this a stability issue.
You're freaking kidding..right?!?!?!

Big bucks for a laser that drops 4/5s in power after the first minute, and that's not a stability issue?

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The thing is, it's a hand held laser with a single 18650!

I would like to see what the current draw is at that power! Especially since there is also a TEC installed that is taking some current as well...

Personally, I would love it if I could get even 90 seconds of stable power after maybe a 30 second warm up...

I mean, what can you expect from a single battery at that kind of power, with a TEC on top of it?
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I wouldn't expect any more, but saying its not a stability issue is BS. That's the main issue IMO. The design is obviously flawed.
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I wouldn't expect any more, but saying its not a stability issue is BS. That's the main issue IMO. The design is obviously flawed.
cause god forbid a handheld unit with a multi-watt pump diode and TEC wouldn't fluctuate... Who cares if it jumps, 99% of the time you wouldn't even be able to notice at those power levels. Plus, they're probably going to make it better in the new design.

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I wouldn't expect any more, but saying its not a stability issue is BS. That's the main issue IMO. The design is obviously flawed.
WL doesn't like it either...

And from what I understand, they are working to improve the performance!
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I have not gotten news from him lately, im getting worried. I know he had health issue in the past...
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As I posted, from a cold start, my laser would hold ~ 650 mW for a 90 second run. That's as far as I pushed it. Numerous 20 second runs without some cooling time would overheat it in 15 minutes. A cooling period of about 15 minutes seemed to restore it to full power. I don't think this is asking much from a portable. BUT -- It came on full power -- No warm-up. Nice

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I have not gotten news from him lately, im getting worried. I know he had health issue in the past...
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e-mail him, i talked to him about a week ago
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DLMB -- I just sent an emule about 30 minutes ago. It's too early there.

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By the way---- What good is a warm-up period with a portable? With a labbie, that's acceptable but with cells, I want power now. That's what I had but returned :-(

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DLMB -- I just sent an emule about 30 minutes ago. It's too early there.

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