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my 200mw red DX (or dilda) burnt out... so i had to fix it...

i used this sled from a sony


made a ddl driver.. it glitched to around 500mA... but it works awesome



put together

beam with some smoke



comparing with green and blu ray

comparing with 5mw..


doesnt look like much but i burnt through a cd case in 2 seconds from about 2 feet away
 

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mmykle said:
thats freaking intense. wont last long though  ::)

yea... u never know how long theyll last...

ive probly used this for about 2 hours already... recharged the batteries about 5 times.. lol
 

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Not enough info... I'm not in your kitchen... ;D

Still have no specs..... ::)

What LD... :-?
What Voltage.... :-?
What Current.... :-?
What mW output... :-?


Jerry
 
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hah... well... ur half in my kitchen... on the screen.... ive burnt up half the stuff on the kitchen table... lol


most likely a 20x sony...
7.2V
about 500mA
not sure of the mw.. but a lot if it can burn through a cd case focused to infinity from a foot away in about 8 seconds
 
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oo yea... i forgot to take a picture with the wire tape on it... even tho theres too many pictures already... i figured out the wire tape after i put it together for the 1st time... it got really hot with no light... then i noticed there was noting on the inside keeping it from short circuting

the driver gets hot faster then the diode
 
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i used two 10 ohms... but i think it glitched up to 500mA... because before with the two 10 ohms it was at about 250mA
 
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UPDATE


it FINALLY died

i retested the lil driver i made... it was putting out 592mA...lol... so over 300mw

before my '50mw' DX green laser broke.. my red laser was brighter


R.I.P. 1st DIY red laser

lased 2 months and 20 days
 

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I'm surprised it lasted that long at so much current - did you use it very often?

That lm317 could run very hot like that... especially at 500 mA when dropping about 2 volts in an enclosed space with even its little flange removed. It will go into thermal shutdown and reduce current when it overheats though, so perhaps your LD was saved by that...
 
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I'm surprised it lasted that long at so much current - did you use it very often?

That lm317 could run very hot like that... especially at 500 mA when dropping about 2 volts in an enclosed space with even its little flange removed. It will go into thermal shutdown and reduce current when it overheats though, so perhaps your LD was saved by that...
i used it every day for at least 5 minutes and i could feel the heat from the driver before i could ever feel any heat from the diode..
 




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