: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...
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...
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. :)
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...
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.
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.
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.
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. :)
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.
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...
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...