Yes, the Lasorb chip would be a great improvement for drivers. One limitation might be the recommended 10mm maximum distance from the laser diode as mentioned above. Many drivers are located further away from the laser diode than 10mm. Of course, they can make some drivers with the Lasorb...
According to the Lasorb website:
1) Lasorb is 10mm wide x 9mm tall with 7 mm long legs
2) Maximum distance to locate Lasorb from laser diode is 10mm to prevent stray inductance.
Lasorb also sells a small chip (3mm x 4mm) to incorporate onto driver board. Are there any drivers which...
1) How wide is the Lasorb device?
2) Can the Lasorb be attached with wires going to the diode pins rather than attaching the Lasorb directly to the diode pins?
In this way, the Lasorb can be hanging out the back of the DTR module and out of the way?
Hi WizardG - thank you for your answer!
1) So for the above diode, if I buy a single battery driver set to 1.2 Amps, I do not need to be concerned with the voltage since it should be within the spec of the diode?
2) I also assume the seller, when setting the current, has already connected...
I am looking at this diode on ebay.
In this case below, I assume the "Operating voltage" of this diode is the same as (V out) to the diode (Max 2.3V) from the driver.
So this is a one battery setup. 1x18650.
Some driver sellers today will set the current (I out to the diode) for the buyer but...
Alaskan, a BIG THANK YOU for taking the time and effort and patience to answer my questions!
Now I just need to take it all in and let all the info digest for some time.
Great information from your past experiences which clears up many questions I've had for a while.
For question #6, is the...
I have 2 threads under Drivers, Heatsinks, etc. - both have over a hundred views each but no answers.
One is titled General Driver Heatsinking Tips.
The other is titled Maglite side clicky - can it handle 4.5 amps?
At this point, I think I have formulated my own answers so...
The simple audio plug with a silicone blob backing is more in line with what I had in mind - a simple safety mod for a simple host.
A reed switch, on the other hand, will be on my wish-list for my next-next-next level futuristic 22nd Century host, lol.
Do some laser pointers have a 'safety pin' which acts like a 'key' so that when removed or pulled out of its hole/port, the circuit is broken, rendering the laser pointer without power?
1) What type of 'pin' can be used? What is it called when looking at the Mouser catalog?
2) Can the hole...