Old 03-07-2011, 08:19 AM #1
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HI,

I am wondering why members use 2 flexdrives or microboost drives.
And how do I use a microboost drive in a host ?


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AND do i have to load a driver before using it ?
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Some people use two drivers at the same time when they are building around a diode
that can handle more current than a single driver can provide.
Also, waste heat production is distributed over two ICs instead of one.

What do you mean "load a driver"?
People commonly use a TEST LOAD to correctly adjust the current the driver delivers before soldering it
to the diode.
That what you meant?
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YEah , thanks for the quick reply !
So , if i would get a driver set to 800ma , i do not need a test load ?
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If the person who sells you the driver explicitly does the adjusting for you, then no you
don't need one.
Might I ask what diode this is for?
The ones I'm aware of that can take 800ma can take much more than that, too!
Are you planning a "medium-powered" 445nm?
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