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    Still thinking on getting a 520nm......

    Oh I know the feeling- 2 summers ago when I first got into lasers I paid $80 for a ~15mW 532 Wicked Nano. Then I decided to "step it up" to a 100mW 532 from Lazerer for only $60. Aah, "Lazerer" that name rings all sorts of sweet & sour bells. I also dropped $80 on a barely-100mW 445. Mmmm...
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    1W 520, NDG700, host & battery questions

    The seller says the driver is set at 1.8. I've also seen 1.8 on DTR's page for this diode so I know it's not outrageous, although it's interesting to see such a high draw...the largest I've seen for non-DPSS is about 900mA :)
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    Thanks for rep. :)

    Thanks for rep. :)
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    1W 520, NDG700, host & battery questions

    Interesting...I know voltage adds with batteries in series, but it's interesting total capacity doesn't. So two 650mAh 16340s, there's still only a "total" of 650mAh available. That makes runtime only about 21 minutes at 1.8A. It's like my 300mW 532 HL which pulls 1500mA and runs on one 16340...
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    1W 520, NDG700, host & battery questions

    Looking for a high-power 520. I have a SKYLASERS 532 300mW. Great laser but time to change from DPSS. Found this 520. Nichia NDG700. Questions: 1. Anyone know what host this is? Seen it before. Looks similar diameter to 501B. 501B fits 18350s perfectly. Will this fit 18350s? 2. Drawing 1.8A...
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    Still thinking on getting a 520nm......

    Interesting what people say about 532 vs 520. People say 520 is a more "pure" green. Does "pure" mean more comfortable and agreeable to view? IMO, pure green means lime-green. 520 in photos looks a touch more blue-ish and a cooler, more natural looking green. I think that's why people say...
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    303 Laser's Testing

    Sorry if it's an old reply. But yes the green 303's are a great value. I've bought about 7 of them and only had one that really mode hopped. And a name-brand 18650 will give you plenty of run-time. Perfect "everyday" use laser (for people that know safety). Perfect "beater" lasers. The flip-side...
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    650nm BEST LENS FOR LOWEST DIVERGENCE?

    True- I was nervous about anything getting close the diode...my 650nm has the open-can LPC...and I can see the lasing chip, looks like a tiny iridescent grain of sand...I know how sensitive they are :P Luckily the tape is a score for me. My 445 has a closed can but I'm still paranoid about...
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    650nm BEST LENS FOR LOWEST DIVERGENCE?

    Sorry for the triple post. I own 3 501B lasers, 2 have G lenses and 1 has a 3-element. In my experience the lens barrels all need tape and/or a spring. The G's seem less loose but it's still a problem. Lens barrels of course are not a tight fit (understandable since you'd have too much...
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    650nm BEST LENS FOR LOWEST DIVERGENCE?

    I got a roll of teflon tape on Amazon for 45 cents, free shipping. It's gone now from the site. But what a STEAL. Just taped the lens for my 2 501B lasers, it is PERFECT! Focus is so smooth yet firm. Took a while to learn how to wrap the threads but I got my own method down now. I noticed the...
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    650nm BEST LENS FOR LOWEST DIVERGENCE?

    1. So with a 150-250mW single mode 650...is it worth trying the 3 element glass? Will the dot get noticeably smaller? 2. FYI, the "mystery lens" looks like it only has one optic in the barrel. I also noticed wrapping teflon tape on the threads is tough. I got some cheap tape and it easily falls...
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    Laserbtb PL445 2W For Sale

    I'm glad for you guys & good luck with the sale. Not to get off-topic but I just got a 650/660 open-can LPC diode 501B. The divergence on this thing is unreal low. From 30 feet away the dot is still pinpoint! :)
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    650nm BEST LENS FOR LOWEST DIVERGENCE?

    How would a lower powered single mode diode have more splash? My 1.6W 445 has diode output that covers a backyard but my 650 is a bulging oval that's not even visible after 20 feet...hmm Focused, it's got a super small dot even 25 feet away...but it's got a line on the dot. What do you think a...
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    650nm BEST LENS FOR LOWEST DIVERGENCE?

    Hey DTR! I had a 240mW 520 which had a lens that looked exactly the same. It was a G lens. So makes sense. But...I thought G are used for getting more power while having a worse beam. But this is a lower power (less than 250mW) red. I bought it strictly for low divergence and beam quality...
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    650nm BEST LENS FOR LOWEST DIVERGENCE?

    Just got a single mode 650/660nm laser. Uses one of the open-can LPC diodes. Amazingly tight beam. The divergence is insane low! Using the lens on the left which I don't know what kind it is?....(on the right is a 3 element lens for comparison). Anyone know what kind of lens is on the left? The...




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