I can cite a couple reasons why not to make drivers.
0 inquiries for an entire year prettymuch qualifies as no interest
The DFN chips used are a real pain to reflow and very expensive.
Flak from interests who do not wish to see the proliferation of handheld lasers
So many beautiful hosts! :eek: +rep and
just saw thread featuring my drivers :) !
They have grown up now gone out into the
world on their own to exotic places and all
still working AFAIK, feel like a proud father
685nm diodes have such tight divergence and
Have another Super...
No. Looking at this picture here
The small black IC right of the yellow
arrow is the part that needs heatsinking.
Also it is shorter than the diode and
inductor so many design challenges not
really sure what the round ones are good for
That is good you can machine parts for it,
Depends on the exact C6 in hand, really but
ideally the heatsink also contacts the host
outer casing to get the heat out, else it gets
hot internally with no external indication
A good heatsink nearly fills the empty space
inside the host.
Running @1.7A needs decent heatsinking
16.8mm has trouble fitting a heatsink inside
the C6, but I think what most people do is
thermal epoxy a rectangular X-Boost to the
pill with Arctic Alumina or else use the
Survival Laser driver
Shame I don't have a rectangular X-boost
else I would check...
Re: PERMANENT THREAD: Ebay& other internet FINDS of interest- read all the OP please
Go down to Radio Shack and pick up one of
the red solder sucker bulbs and use it only
for blowing dust off optics, if they still sell