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10 prong diode??

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i recently extracted a strange looking 10 prong diode from a cd player, can anyone enlighten me as to how i can hook this up or what it is?
 

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Ok I had one of these.

the pins look like this

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the only ones that mattered on mine there these

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check it with an Multi meter, you should be able to measure resistance across it

if so test with LESS than 75ma
 
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I've seen one of those. It's an IR diode and IR pickup in one can. Totally useless too... as it's probably ~1mW of 780nm
 

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yeah i have one of those sitting on my desk. too lazy to take the PCB board off of it since there are two layers that the prongs go through. i pulled mine from an old cd burner
 

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the one I got was a red and it was powerful. I say was because I killed it just before I got my host light. it was NOT pure IR, it was a red, yours "should" be also.

http://www.laserpointerforums.com/forums/YaBB.pl?num=1190105559

was my post, it was my first diode I salvaged.

it will work but in order to use an axixz module you will have to use a dremel to grind down the casing to make it fit. I don't have pics of mine anymore. if you don't grind down the casing the lens won't get close enough to focus the beam.

don't give up =)
 
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ugh ive been looking for it for the past few days, but then my mom told me she threw it away while cleaning! dammit....
 




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