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Dear Dr. Lava,

I am starting to hate you.

Just kidding. But all joking aside, when are you planning on restocking your flexdrives dude? You're killing me here


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I'm yet to encounter a host that can't be built without a flexdrive
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Well, can you suggest another boost driver that can run my sanyo 638nm with 2 NiMh batteries?
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This is one of those times that making a similar product
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That's linear, I need a boost. Thanks though.
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Those sanyos run at around 2.2 volt, you don't need a boost driver for that particular diode,
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He wants to use 2x nimh cells. That's just 2.4V.

He could use a buck, but not a linear. At best, linears seem to still drop 1.25 V
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Sounds to me like all he needs is a current limiting resistor if the diode requires 2.2 volts and the power supplied is 2.4 volts
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Yeah I've been lamenting this too.

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There are enough people on this board familiar with pcb design that this shouldn't be too monumental a task. An appropriate IC might be the logical starting point. Does anyone know what the flex, odicforce boosts, NJG18, etc drivers use?

Maybe this is an opportunity to develope a more capable (higher current) boost alternative.
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