yea sorry i meant 1N4001, yea theres 5 of them heres the picturres of the driver im going to be applying the test load to, theres the test load and the soldering om the test load, and the driver (sorry for the blurry vision again, its the best i can get)
im on my way to making a driver for my laser
but first i made the the test load, it consists of 5 N41001 diodes and 1 1ohm 1/2 watt resistor
i have read about test loads and wat they are meant to do
but im just want to run this by every1 that can tell me that ive done it correctly and...
im also on the same promblem as beantastic
i made my test load (first one) just some some one to check if the wiring is ok
sorry for the blurry vision on the photo
its 5 N41001 diode and 1 ohm 1/2 watt then the black and red wire
hi ive been having bit of trouble lately on how to find or measure how much mA i should feed the circuit i managed to find the current that travels through the resistors, can some1 show how to determine the mA that goes through a laser ive been using ohms law I=V/R but i still am having...
ahh now i understand completely, so i can use the any potentiometer but 1 that would be suitable for my project, yea i get the difference now, nah i should be fine with this project, this is the only promblem i have found with my driver
i just successfully extracted my first laser diode form a dvd burner
i just need help to identify what wavelength the diode it is or what color it is
the model of the dvd drive i got from is GCA-4166B