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    IMREN IMR 26650 Batteries, are these the biggest tubular batts?

    :crackup: Ok. I've missed this place. You still make me laugh. :) If Alaskan hadn't sent me a PM with a link to this thread I would have missed that. Thanks to both of you :beer: I made a New Years resolution to stop working my life away and find a balance. Hopefully it works out for me and I...
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    OPEN SOURCE: The "Heavy Load" - REALLY high current (10 Amp) test load

    I agree there should be more interest. It can be built as heavy duty as your imagination. The one I have is the most universal load I have. This one could have some nice features. Put me down for 2 boards please. Personally I like the original black, but I'm not prejudice, I'll take white in a...
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    OPEN SOURCE: "CC-Boost" - 2.4 Amp boost driver - RC1

    Thanks for the heads up. Looks like I'm back to working 7 days a week, probably be a minute before I have time to devote to assembling a drive. I'm thankful I'm busy and my health allows it. :beer:
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    OPEN SOURCE: "CC-Boost" - 2.4 Amp boost driver - RC1

    HA ! My first toaster oven drive :) Thanks rhd, I used so little solder paste I thought no way that will work. It was so cool to watch it melt and flow. This one works too :)
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    OPEN SOURCE: "CC-Boost" - 2.4 Amp boost driver - RC1

    Oh cool ! I didn't know you sent one to rhd. Problem solved. Be interesting what he finds. I hope I don't have to issue a recall on my lasers. :crackup:
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    OPEN SOURCE: "CC-Boost" - 2.4 Amp boost driver - RC1

    That's true. My thought was with heat sinking the drive may function long enough to figure out what's wrong. Maybe not. :) Edit: I'll try and find time this weekend to play with the one I have. See if I can figure out something. Worse that can happen is I let the smoke out of it. :)
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    OPEN SOURCE: "CC-Boost" - 2.4 Amp boost driver - RC1

    I was thinking most drives at these currents were recommended to be heatsinked. It's really not that big of a deal to me. I wouldn't want to try and fit it in a really small host but something like the "Big Chunk" host works great. I just stick the inductor to the module heatsink and a strip of...
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    OPEN SOURCE: "CC-Boost" - 2.4 Amp boost driver - RC1

    I wish you were a mechanic at a car dealer. Auto repair would be a lot cheaper. :) Sorry the parts didn't help. I was hoping they would. :beer: Here is a link to where I got mine. http://www.aliexpress.com/store/525597 If the drive still works, try heatsinking it and see what happens.
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    OPEN SOURCE: "CC-Boost" - 2.4 Amp boost driver - RC1

    Glad you got the pieces :) Sorry it didn't help :( I wish I would have had time to assemble one, test it and send you a known working one. I started to send you the one I've been playing with but it's already glued to a heatsink and the heatsink and drive was too big to fit in the envelope. That...
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    Why do we like lasers?

    Thanks for the idea. :beer: I'm not going to use a glass cylinder under vacuum. :) A build I'm working on has a short barrel the beam exits. I was going to use aluminum and anodize it black. Think I'll try acrylic.
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    OPEN SOURCE: "CC-Boost" - 2.4 Amp boost driver - RC1

    Okay. Progress. This is pretty spooky. When I first found this thread I was wondering what in the world is rhd talking about. Now I'm "starting" to understand what your talking about. Soon I will crossover and be a full fledged geek. :)
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    DO NOT BUY FROM laserpenshop.com

    I think it was around $600. It will definitely do two minutes. I'll time it tonight and shoot you a PM. It's a great laser. Very impressive. :beer:
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    DO NOT BUY FROM laserpenshop.com

    I have a 700mw 532nm from Jetlasers and as far as the way the beam looks it is my favorite laser. The thing is insanely bright, a nice tight beam and good run time. Gray offers great customer service also.
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    OPEN SOURCE: "CC-Boost" - 2.4 Amp boost driver - RC1

    That figures. Now I'm not sure if it was the ZXCT or it's proximity to the sense resistor. :o Seems like a non issue anyway, the extended run time came from heatsinking the IC :D The important thing is, CC Boost lives ! If I can't kill it, well, I started to say nobody can kill it, that doesn't...
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    OPEN SOURCE: "CC-Boost" - 2.4 Amp boost driver - RC1

    Not for long. You will have some new pieces in about 3 days. :na: OK. If anybody is still watching this channel. :) I played with CC Boost some more. I got out my stopwatch and my IR temp gun. I took the drive and embedded the inductor in a blob of thermal adhesive on a heatsink and fired it...




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