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MarioMaster

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u think i could get a complete laser for less? i saw his 100mw red modules on ebay but shipping to the US is $45 :eek:
 

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charleytown55il said:
i e-mailed them and got a reply today and it said that 5 amps is peak current draw.
I'm surprised by that really.. i figured it was a typo, that circuit doesnt look like it dissipates 45 watts of power just like that.
 

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Gazoo said:
It has been proven to be a great laser but you do need to hook up AC power to the circuit board.
Sorry for asking in this thread but how do u do this, is it hard to do or easy peasy?  :D
 

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I don't have one, but I understand it is a piece of cake. You need a plug for your AC outlet and you wire the cord to the circuit board.
 
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sambo5472 said:
[quote author=Gazoo link=1193454056/15#17 date=1193708838] It has been proven to be a great laser but you do need to hook up AC power to the circuit board.
Sorry for asking in this thread but how do u do this, is it hard to do or easy peasy? :D[/quote]


I'm the one who purchased one for $38.00 shipped. and yes its very easy to add the AC cord.
I have melted black plastic from about 12 feet with it.

It comes with 2 pigtails, one for the TTL the other for the AC cord. Just solder a lamp cord on and your good to go. Oh and use heat shrink tube over your solder joints. It saves you from those shocking moments. :eek:
 

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if i were you i'd either coat the bottom of the pcb or find an enclosure as there's line voltage exposed underneath the board
 

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For the price it doesn't suck. It is meant to be used as a lab laser. Besides, you could easily find out how much current it is drawing and make your own driver, therefore powering it with batteries.
 

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High Octane said:
[quote author=sambo5472 link=1193454056/15#21 date=1194392251][quote author=Gazoo link=1193454056/15#17 date=1193708838] It has been proven to be a great laser but you do need to hook up AC power to the circuit board.
Sorry for asking in this thread but how do u do this, is it hard to do or easy peasy?  :D[/quote]


I'm the one who purchased one for $38.00 shipped. and yes its very easy to add the AC cord.
I have melted black plastic from about 12 feet with it.

It comes with 2 pigtails, one for the TTL the other for the AC cord. Just solder a lamp cord on and your good to go. Oh and use heat shrink tube over your solder joints. It saves you from those shocking moments. :eek:[/quote]

Ok thanks for the anwser man, u see i'm looking into buying a module from langling myself. Unfortunately i have zero soldering skills and so i obviously don't have the equipment either. So i need to know all this stuff before i can buy one off these modules.

My question now is can i connect these wires in another way? Now this is very hard to explain for me cause i don't know the exact english word for the object i mean. We call it a sugar, yes like the sweetner, we call it this cause it looks like a little piece off sugar, what it does is it has 4 screws in it and 2 holes through it. So u cant put the wire on either side off the holes and than tighten the screws so they can't get out.
So can i use this to connect the lamp chord to the red and black thread in the unit or do i really need to get my hands on some soldering equipment?
I'm sorry for the long explanation but sugar is a dialect and i don't know the correct dutch word so i can't find the correct English word, couldn't find a picture either all i got was peace off actual sugar. I hope that somebody has an idea off what i am talking about and i am very sorry for making a mess in this thread.
 
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I don't see why your sugar wouldn't work, Just make sure there are no exposed metal areas that would shock or short.
I have used wire nuts before, But soldering and heat shrink is the safest.

MarioMaster said:
if i were you i'd either coat the bottom of the pcb or find an enclosure as there's line voltage exposed underneath the board
I bought a project box for it, but it was too small :mad: I guess using my tongue for a heat sink for the under side of the circuit board is out of the question. :p
 

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I think maybe you are referring to a terminal block.

land the line voltage wires into the wire socket and tighten down the binding screws.
 




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