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19$ casio 445 diode

APEX1

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Hey Lpf family, so as usual I was looking around on ebay and came across this listing LINK and bought it. I never buy diodes outside of here but I wanted to give it a go! It got here in 3days and I am very very surprised with the results. Now I haven't cranked it up on the bench and I'm probably not going to. I am happy with it @ 1002ma Here's some pics of the build process. The divergence is not bad at all!!! I'm using a 3ele lens but will be putting my S1 or G2 on it once my new host gets here from Budget Beams :)
And I will be using the famous X-Drive with it! That'll be all for now.. Thanks for looking.........CARRY ON
EDIT: IT JUST DIED hahahahah well, live and learn!
SELLER IS SENDING ME ANOTHER DIODE at half price... :)

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Re: 19$ casio 445 diode (never mind it died)

Glad you got a good one!
1002ma eh?
 

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Re: 19$ casio 445 diode (never mind it died)

Already bought a diode from that seller, works very nice so far.

I'm running mine at 900ma.

I asked the seller and he claims they're extracted from the old A130 Projectors.
 

APEX1

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Glad you got a good one!
1002ma eh?
Lol Google voice is a bit**

And it died already! Lol I'm not shocked though. 19$ what can one expect.? I did message the seller so maybe we can work something out.

EDIT: seller is sending another diode at half price :)
 
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you can easily run these at 1.25 A and get a good 1.2 W out of them. they will also have a long lifetime.
 

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you can easily run these at 1.25 A and get a good 1.2 W out of them. they will also have a long lifetime.
Thanks, I'll do some more with it when I get the other diode! I'm honestly a little worried running it that high being as how fast this one just died out of nowhere.
 

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Here's the new (replacement) diode!


 
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