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    Optotronics RPL-II 532 nm +1400 mW - opinions and experience?

    Hi Shankenawake, If you want to buy an adjustable tailcap, contact me by email and it can be arranged. Don't worry about what their warning sticker says about visible and invisible radiation, they have always said this as far as I know. If only 5mw of IR is getting thru, I think that's pretty...
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    Optotronics RPL-II 532 nm +1400 mW - opinions and experience?

    Hi Shakenawake, Your replacement was shipped and will be to you on Friday. I do want to make some clarifications. It was never an RPL-450. Let me explain to the forum: This is a long story, longest and most number of emails in our history and hopefully over now. In the summer of 2014 I was...
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    Optotronics RPL-II 532 nm +1400 mW - opinions and experience?

    Yes, for 100% duty cycle nothing beats a lab laser. Quick story: One of my best customers who uses the RPL & RPLII for geese control has also recently started using our OEM 532nm 2W lab system for this purpose as well. The OEM units don't have cooling, so a big heat sink must be provided by the...
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    Optotronics RPL-II 532 nm +1400 mW - opinions and experience?

    Hi Everyone, I need to make some comments to clear a few things things up on the RPL/RPLII and let everyone know what's going on as there are very few hobbyists with the RPLII. Only one forum member as far as I know and I'm not sure if he still even visits here or not; so a review may be hard to...
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    Optotronics problem(fixed)

    Hi Dden, I'm not sure how this turned into such a long thread, but i will tell you that I emailed an upset customer named Alex within about an hour or so of his email to me and offered the better replacement and would do it as quickly as possible. In his email he mentioned he had not "pushed the...
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    Optotronics problem(fixed)

    Part of the reason for the replacement with 10mw one is for the cost and trouble of returning it. I think I mentioned to Alex that it would for sure be well over 10mw. The reason for no refunds goes way back to a time when people were getting them to use for a weekend camping trip and returning...
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    Optotronics problem(fixed)

    Re: Completely unacceptable Optotronics! Exactly, I do feel bad as I pride myself on what I send out and his replacement will be as bright as that 14mw blue. High IR can mean damage in shipping that can even be caused by excessive vibration, but this kind of failure is pretty rare. More often...
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    Optotronics problem(fixed)

    Re: Completely unacceptable Optotronics! Hi Alex/Hap, Just got and replied to your email. When 5mw pointers are ordered, they are as close to 5mw as possible because many of my customers require them to be very close. to the rated power or they actually complain. When this one is returned a...
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    Optotronics Premium +10mW green laser (55mW on LPM)

    Hi Kmitch, I wanted to replay to warn you that using an over-voltage lithium source will void your warranty. These lithium cells say 3.7V, but are more like 4 to 4.2V when fully charged. This is way too much voltage (more than 20% overspec) and the driver is designed for no more than 10%...
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    Apparently most lasers don't have polarity protection *SOLVED*

    Re: Apparently th Sci-Fi Lasers 501B doesn't have polarity protection Hi Alex, This is Jack with Optotronics. I don't recall any conversation with you about a failed laser due to reverse polarity. In fact no one has ever called trying to get a warranty replacement after telling us that they put...
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    DIY 473: Picture Heavy Build Thread!!!! Take a Look!!!!

    Re: RPL-E 473: Picture Heavy Build Thread!!!! Take a Look!!!! Now that's the saddest thing I've heard all day:( wonder why the owner didn't want to get it fixed? Hi ZRaffleticket, No, I don't have plans to just sell RPL hosts. I feel it would devalue the RPL brand as they would be easily...
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    DIY 473: Picture Heavy Build Thread!!!! Take a Look!!!!

    Re: RPL-E 473: Picture Heavy Build Thread!!!! Take a Look!!!! You're welcome, I'm glad you like the RPL design, to me each RPL is a work of art and I take great pride in each one. Thank you for changing the name and your host looks very nice too. Jack
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    DIY 473: Picture Heavy Build Thread!!!! Take a Look!!!!

    Re: RPL-E 473: Picture Heavy Build Thread!!!! Take a Look!!!! Hi Isaac, Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery or so they say. I have no problem with the building hosts that resemble butare not too identical to the RPL; however I do have a problem using my RPL brand name in the marketing...
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    Hello from Colorado

    Hi Mike, Welcome, Thought I would add to the Colorado thread. I'm in Longmont as well. When you mentioned the D7000, it made me hope it wasn't yours that was recently stolen from the Safeway parking lot @ 17th & pace. I saw the fliers around and to listed a D7000 as well as lenses and mentioned...
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    looking to buy a Beam Expander for Rifle v2.

    Hi Joe, I don't remember if it was on ebay or not....maybe it was. Anyway Dimitri talked the company down on the price and I bought it from them to add to his RPL. I looked at my records and I paid $413 for it. It was a steal and easily worth twice that. I think Dimitri is low balling the retail...




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