- Jan 11, 2009
I already know that a driver cicuit is desired to be used to protect the diode itself and provide a longer diode life span ,but can a 20x dvd red long open can diode survive being "straight wired" to a regular 9volt battery say a typical energizer battery using a simple momentary switch to cycle on and off for very short duty cycles say 5-10 seconds with 30 seconds off and very good heat sinking? Also what milliamperage would a 9volt send to the diode without a driver/regulater circuit and what kind of mw output do you think it would produce with a good nonreflective merideth glass lens? If you have ever tried this let me know how the diode did please and it's typical life span too. THANKS!