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  1. PineyTinecones

    i selling my laser with big disscount

    Yeah dude! I’ve been a happy customer! This has me thinking. I might have to try this 7w beast out on some hornet/wasp/Yellowjacket nests… 🤔 💭 🐝 🔥 And no, I won’t feel bad about it either. I leave them alone when I’m in the woods, obviously, because I’m not a doofus. But at home, in the yard...
  2. PineyTinecones

    i selling my laser with big disscount

    I know there’s been the occasional question in the past about Trinh’s trustworthiness and/or reliability, or at the very least a question of whether he lacks a certain propensity for promptness (which seems to occasionally cause anxiety in buyers, who might subsequently question the dealing...
  3. PineyTinecones

    Harbor Freight Tactical light.

    I was just perusing the forums and saw this necro’d old thread. Since it’s already up at the top anyway (not sure why), I thought I’d share an extremely useful website. Maybe it’ll help someone else save a few extra bucks here or there (though it’s probably more likely to indirectly cause...
  4. PineyTinecones

    Hello all! New here, Just got around to an intro..

    Haha. The hobby-jumping and hyperfocus combo is real. It makes it natural to become really skilled/knowledgeable at/about a lot of things, but actual mastery is nearly unattainable. Still, most people don’t know that the expression “Jack of all trades, master of none” (which is most often...
  5. PineyTinecones

    i selling my laser with big disscount

    😂😂😂 I have to ask, in what scenario do you need to do this? I need more context.
  6. PineyTinecones

    i selling my laser with big disscount

    I am interested in a 7w blue! That seems like a really sweet deal on a sweet host and sweet diode. PM for more details? I have a lot of questions, but I’m very interested!
  7. PineyTinecones

    i selling my laser with big disscount

    Which laser do you have left? Edit: cool hosts, diode choices, and beam shots, btw
  8. PineyTinecones

    525nm NUGM03 1W in custom Lifetime17 host

    You guys are all awesome. Thank y’all so much! It’s really coming together now. I also just heard back from Francis and he confirmed that an 8A battery should be good. I was advised by @WizardG to shoot for at least double what I think I would need, which I feel like I read elsewhere in some...
  9. PineyTinecones

    The batteries' struggle

    Thank you, thank you— a million times, thank you
  10. PineyTinecones

    The batteries' struggle

    Ah, that makes sense! I should’ve thought of that. I just learned from another thread that… V • A = W (like you just explained) …Which should’ve made me realize that if you’re supplying double the voltage, the laser should need half the amperage (Like you just explained). I don’t know why I...
  11. PineyTinecones

    The batteries' struggle

    Thank you, @icecruncher ! That was very helpful. So, if using 2x 18350’s instead of 1x 18650 doubles the voltage, it wouldn’t seem like they’d be interchangeable? @nmbusa said “if 18650 fits get yourself high drain 18350 cells”. How does that work? Edit: You would only get the capacity of a...
  12. PineyTinecones

    525nm NUGM03 1W in custom Lifetime17 host

    So, I see that A • V = W (forgive my ignorance, electricity is not my strong suit). Looking at the specs for the NUGM04 (and the NDG7D75T, which is likely the same diode I think, just not in a relay), the max forward current is 2.3A, and the max operating voltage is 5.5V (4.7V average), which...
  13. PineyTinecones

    525nm NUGM03 1W in custom Lifetime17 host

    Hey @Hyperion , awesome laser! I love the copper. I’m trying to learn about batteries right now. The 18650’s you chose have a pretty high continuous discharge rate (10A and 20A). I just order a 1.6w 525nm Ranger from Sanwu, which I’m assuming has a NUGM04 diode (although I don’t know that for...
  14. PineyTinecones

    The batteries' struggle

    Gotchya. Soooo… let’s take Sanwu’s Guardian, for example. The spec sheet says it will draw anywhere from 0.5A - 2A. So does that mean as long as the 18350 I choose has a CDR of at least 2A, I’m good to go? And at that point I should be looking to maximize my mAh? If that’s the case, I just need...
  15. PineyTinecones

    The batteries' struggle

    How am I supposed to know what discharge rate I need to shoot for in a battery for a given laser? The higher the discharge rate the lower the mAh, right? So I assume that if I choose a cell with an unnecessarily high discharge rate that’s more than what my laser will ask of it, I’m sacrificing...
  16. PineyTinecones

    The batteries' struggle

    They (Vapcel 18350’s) may be good now, I dunno. I think there was an inconsistency issue at one point, which I thought was currently, but after reading further I saw that the reviews were from 1-2 years ago. Apparently inconsistency is kind of common with 18350’s. No idea why that would be...
  17. PineyTinecones

    🔋Battery Help, Please!🔋 I ordered a Sanwu 1.6w 525nm Ranger and 492nm Red Guardian!🤘😆

    Guys, I am in major need of assistance with ordering some batteries for these two lasers I just purchased! Please help! There’s a lot more to these batteries than I first realized. So I need an 18350 for my Guardian, and an 18350 and an 18650 for my Ranger (in case I want to use the extension...
  18. PineyTinecones

    Sanwu Lasers - Offical thread

    @Podo, I’ve read elsewhere in the LPF (as well as in a review on the Sanwu website) that the Red Guardian does NOT have reverse polarity protection. I’m assuming this still holds true, but I wanted to be really sure that this was the case, as I have just purchased a 492nm 150mw Red Guardian...
  19. PineyTinecones

    🔋Battery Help, Please!🔋 I ordered a Sanwu 1.6w 525nm Ranger and 492nm Red Guardian!🤘😆

    I finally said “screw it” and placed the order! Got the Sanwu 1.6w 525nm Ranger in host style #8, and the Red Guardian 150mw 492nm. I also the X3 Beam Expander and one green tritium vial for my Ranger. Oh yeah, and I also got some PPE to make sure I’m safe while operating that Ranger: Can’t...




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