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  1. Pluxx

    Is my diode dead?

    OK what i did to check the current was just use the positive and negative leads and turned the laser on and used the leads to check the current. Without hooking up the diode. Then I hooked it up and tested it. Also the connection is soldered and wrapped around electrical tape As for the...
  2. Pluxx

    Is my diode dead?

    Ok first of all thanks to all of you for your great help :) MUCH appreciated! :D:D:D Now i just have 1 last question. Would it be fine if i use the same driver and just get a new diode? Since there is a very high chance i killed the current ones beforehand with the adjustable driver from SL...
  3. Pluxx

    Is my diode dead?

    Changed them still the same problem :/
  4. Pluxx

    Is my diode dead?

    Ok ill try getting new batteries in the following days and tell u the results. Hopefully it works :P
  5. Pluxx

    Is my diode dead?

  6. Pluxx

    Is my diode dead?

    Yup 2 18360 batteries both in a series for a total output of around 8 V and yes they are fully charged.
  7. Pluxx

    Is my diode dead?

    Here are some pictures and if you guys want i can send you the video of the lasers behavior NOTE: I used another diode (the one with the black heatsink, 1.8W) to see if it was the diodes fault but they both behaved the same way. Also the Copper heatsink diode is the original 2W diode that i was...
  8. Pluxx

    Is my diode dead?

    I dont know tbh.. I'm guessing its because of the first driver i used which was a variable current one which was set to 1.9A but it shouldn't have killed it. When I hooked it up at first it flashed a bright light but then i disconnected it and for some reason when i turned it off and tried...
  9. Pluxx

    Is my diode dead?

    Ok so recently i have tried building a new 2W laser using the M140 diode from dtr's laser shop. Even though i killed 1 driver and had to order a replacement, it seems that mi diode may have died as well :( The only sad part about it is that i lost a lot of money prob over 70 USD without...
  10. Pluxx

    What kind of a driver is this and will it work for this laser?

    Ok so i was going through the SurvivalLaser website and found that they have a new type of driver (linked bellow). Its current adjustable and has an efficiency of ~90% my question is can i use it with the M140 diode and set it to 2A of current so its more powerful. Also would the power be...
  11. Pluxx

    Is a heatsink needed for a 1.8 driver?

    Thanks a lot. Also i hope im not annoying you with anything or so but is there an equation as to how you calculate the output power of the diode? Andwill this laser go over 2W if i use the 1.8A driver?
  12. Pluxx

    Is a heatsink needed for a 1.8 driver?

    So just to make sure i can use the 1.8A driver without a heatsink correct?
  13. Pluxx

    Is a heatsink needed for a 1.8A driver?

    This is the driver i want to use for my M-type M140 diode(link bellow). my question is do i need a heatsink? since i know i gotr the 1.5A version and it may have overheated or possibly from physical damage. But thats beside the point. Does this driver need a heatsink?? Thanks a lot for any help...
  14. Pluxx

    Is a heatsink needed for a 1.8 driver?

    Ok so i've started working on a new laser. Its a 445nm using the M-type m140 Module. However the problem is i dont know how many amps my driver should be and what is the maximum i can do without heatsinking the driver. I want to go for a 1.8 A driver as shown below however am not sure if it...
  15. Pluxx

    Will this aluminum heatsink be enough?

    I know this is a bit out of context but from going down powerful lasers I've seen on youtube and in general I've never seen any 445nm that's over 6W from a single diode why is this so? is advancement going really slow or there's no demand for higher outputs? (Note: i know IR 40W lasers exists...
  16. Pluxx

    Will this aluminum heatsink be enough?

    Ok now i undersatnd thanks a lot for the help. Just one more question, how long should the laser be off after the 70 sec mark?
  17. Pluxx

    Will this aluminum heatsink be enough?

    Well i've decided to get this host instead DIY Stainless Steel Host Assembly, Extended Heat Sink, Unmarked Will this one be enough for continuous operation? Also i got a small aluminium heatsink for the driver just in case since 1 dollar dint make too much of a difference.
  18. Pluxx

    Will this aluminum heatsink be enough?

    I bought the driver from survival laser on their website its stated that due to high efficiency of the driver no heat sinking is required is this true?? I have mine set to 1.5A if it helps Here's a link as well: Survival Laser Driver
  19. Pluxx

    Will this aluminum heatsink be enough?

    Can i use it for longer if i use thermal paste??
  20. Pluxx

    Will this aluminum heatsink be enough?

    Ok so im making a 2 W laer and have stumbled on a potential problem. I got a 1.5A driver and a M140 M-Type 2W laser. I also happen to have a survival laser C6 host assembly and was planning on using that however will this heat sink be enough fot the diode? HeatSink: Black Anodized Aluminum Heat...




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