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- Oct 14, 2012
Well hell, that does suck big time, hopefully you guys can work something out.
Did BB insure the shippment? If not, it should have been insured.I contacted Billy and asked if i could send it back for a refund, but no luck there. He swears it was working when he mailed it off.
I feel cheated.
So, now I have a very tiny and very expensive heater. Another way to look at it is I paid $250 for a copper module, 3 element lens, and a driver... the dead rare diode was free.
It sucks to be out the money, but I think I'm more bummed that such an awesome diode is dead.
So kids, the moral of this story is: NEVER EVER, UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES, PAY FOR AN ITEM USING FRIENDS AND FAMILY.
Err.. Anthony, not AD ^--^Damn! I was afraid this was going to happen. He asks for money to be sent by friends and family, but ArcticDude would have been in a mess if he had done so from this same person. He received a less than working Opt Lasers module and drivers. I still use friends and family, but only with members I know and especially never with someone who has done this before. I am so sorry that you got screwed out of $250, Ted.
its not exactly "no matter what" because when a driver is boosting to make the extra volts on the output it draws more current than the output current to make that job, if the curent on input and output was the same then it can't magically makes the volts and the actuall total watts output higher.It likely has a Nano Boost driver on it. I have tested these drivers with anywhere from 6 diodes in series to 10 diodes and at voltages from 4.2 VDC to 2.9 VDC and they remain rock steady at 275 mA or around whatever current it pushes. They are a very nice boost driver in this respect. No matter what the battery voltage or the load, the current remains the same.
It was likely blown by either putting it in a pen with no heat sink, or run for way too long. It seems that when BillyBob has a laser sale, it is because he has blown a diode or cause damage in some other way.
Not alot.For curiousity just how much does someone save getting payed by friends and family paypal thing?
All this to save $5???Not alot.
Paypal takes 3% of the total amount sent for Domestic and International transactions. This is neglecting currency conversion fees. (so USD to USD)
If sending via f&f, its free for Domestic transactions, if its international then Paypal charge 1% of the total. And again neglecting currency conversion fees.
So you save 2% on International, 3% Domestic using f&f, but sacrificing the buyer protection.