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2 questions about DX 200mw red or "dilda."

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1. Why is it nicknamed dilda? is it the obvious reason of what it physically looks liike:whistle::thinking:, or is there another meaning.

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2. I unscrewed the end to check out the driver and noticed there was a potentiometer on it. is it already maxed out? or will turning it up give me a tiny increase in power? or will it make my laser asplode?

and before you say search, i searched for half an hour and couldnt find answers to either of my questions.
 

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Don't mess with it!!
Messing around with the pot will only harm it. If you want more power, buy a stronger laser.
And, yes, it's name derives from what you think.:D
 
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lol ok.
even though it is a red, it is still exciting to see it burn things on contact.

unfortunately, the spacebar on my laptop now looks like a map lol.
 
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If it's the oldstyle dilda, IE: roundnose, use 3.6V batteries. You will see a 30-50mW increase.(limit duty cycle to less then 1 min.):yh:
I've read the new style does not do this.(different driver?)
Also a Jayrob glass lens will bump it up another 25mW or so.
I've seen 270mW Max.out of mine.:drool:
 
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yea it is the semi-circle aperature.

i took it off and put on a axis collimator/lense, cause it focuses 10x better and is not wobbly and shitty.
 




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