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1.5 watt violet mini

laserdreads

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This is, as he called it, the Violet Mini built for me by Thanhtung 😎 I've had it about a week now and I gotta say these violet Sharp diodes are pretty amazing! I don't know the exact output, but Tung told me he set the driver to 1000mA so I'm gonna guess it's doing over 1.5 watts. Needless to say it burns everything lolol I definitely watch the duty cycle though especially with the driver being set a little high. Actually I'm not sure how bad/good 1000mA is for these diodes 😆 when the host gets warm, I give it a rest & fingers crossed I get a good life. Divergence is way better than I thought it would be. I've read some comments on here assuming divergence would be terrible because the diode is multi mode but I'm gonna disagree now that I know first hand. Of course my 600mW single mode violet laser has better divergence than my new violet mini, but the mini seems to diverge at only half the rate of my M140 multi mode diode build. It's still so weird seeing a line instead of a dot on a 405 beam at a distance 🤣 (this is my first multi mode purple laser). I thought g7's were the newest lens still and Tung goes "want a g8?" so I got to see how amazing those are too 😁 they even get rid of bat wings which blew my mind a little. I'm using Efest 10440 cells (runs on one; case negative) and get superb battery life. This is definitely a quality build from a very trustworthy member and I recommend doing business with Thanhtung!! I chose between this and the 405nm 500mW Sanwu pocket and haven't looked back yet. Sacrifice a lil duty cycle time for 3x the power and a pocket clip? I'll take it 😂 Thank you again so much Thanhtung!! I love this host and couldn't believe you had one with a violet diode in already. I've posted on here looking for a laser like this for literally years. Shout-out to Sharp too cuz I have the WORST luck with violet diodes and it's my favorite practical wavelength so they hit my spot when making such a powerful multi mode one!!! Thanks for reading, all ☺ Happy Memorial Day!!!
 
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Shmackitup

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I actually just built one of those tonight! Probably my favorite diode right now.

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laserdreads

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I actually just built one of those tonight! Probably my favorite diode right now.

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Bro that host is boss of tiny!! I'm a side button guy who loves pen and/or small sized hosts so that's obviously amaze balls looking to me 😍😍 wicked awesome build my guy! I'm jelly!! You really do have to see the beam from this diode to appreciate it to the max. Where did you get that host though???
 

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This is, as he called it, the Violet Mini built for me by Thanhtung 😎 I've had it about a week now and I gotta say these violet Sharp diodes are pretty amazing! I don't know the exact output, but Tung told me he set the driver to 1000mA so I'm gonna guess it's doing over 1.5 watts. Needless to say it burns everything lolol I definitely watch the duty cycle though especially with the driver being set a little high. Actually I'm not sure how bad/good 1000mA is for these diodes 😆 when the host gets warm, I give it a rest & fingers crossed I get a good life. Divergence is way better than I thought it would be. I've read some comments on here assuming divergence would be terrible because the diode is multi mode but I'm gonna disagree now that I know first hand. Of course my 600mW single mode violet laser has better divergence than my new violet mini, but the mini seems to diverge at only half the rate of my M140 multi mode diode build. It's still so weird seeing a line instead of a dot on a 405 beam at a distance 🤣 (this is my first multi mode purple laser). I thought g7's were the newest lens still and Tung goes "want a g8?" so I got to see how amazing those are too 😁 they even get rid of bat wings which blew my mind a little. I'm using Efest 10440 cells (runs on one; case negative) and get superb battery life. This is definitely a quality build from a very trustworthy member and I recommend doing business with Thanhtung!! I chose between this and the 405nm 500mW Sanwu pocket and haven't looked back yet. Sacrifice a lil duty cycle time for 3x the power and a pocket clip? I'll take it 😂 Thank you again so much Thanhtung!! I love this host and couldn't believe you had one with a violet diode in already. I've posted on here looking for a laser like this for literally years. Shout-out to Sharp too cuz I have the WORST luck with violet diodes and it's my favorite practical wavelength so they hit my spot when making such a powerful multi mode one!!! Thanks for reading, all ☺ Happy Memorial Day!!!
I need to get one NOW! XD Well... I will have to wait a bit since I blew all of my 'laser fund' On a 488 copper 10440 pen host from Rich and a 505 diode. Also about that host I have the same for my 1.6w 450 and I also made a custom focus ring for it(Ill attach pics at the bottom) And also did you know that PKcell 10440s are actually better are providing high current over time than the efests? I found out the hard way so I got a 525 build single 10440 and set it at 1.5A the tiny little bats cant handle it well at all and are causing me kind of a huge issue. See the green draw so much current it causes the battery voltage to drop resulting in the driver trying to pull more current to mitigate that, overheating both the driver and the battery. Generally just a big OOF and it's kinda sad since I cannot for the life of me get my hands on pk cell 10440s because they don't ship to Greece.


PS: I need to find where to get this host reliebly I got 2 of them as part of a spare parts bin.
 

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Thanks your trust dude! Have fun with it , and save your eyes! ;) because it is really so strong!
thanks so much!
 

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I would keep the duty cycle short at that PO. These can go pretty high, but the reduced life span is probable. Good luck.
 




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