- Dec 30, 2016
I see a lot of talk about amperage this and amperage that but what about voltage, can a few watt blue laser be ran off 3.6 volts ?
Let me rephrase my question, could the laser diode that is in a cheap Chinese host run on 3.6 volts with a driver change ?
The laser is now running on 7.4 volts.....
I'm not sure about a blue laser but the 800mw Oclaro laser I have uses 3.6 and the 800mw 980 uses the same.
The reason I asked the question is I'm looking to power the most powerful blue laser diode/driver/boost I can get/afford and power it with a custom host that houses a battery which is rated at Ni-Cd 3.6V 1.8Ah, Is this possible ?
But it should be light years above 2 each 16340 3.7v 2800mAh batteries I would think ?
I had mentioned this not long ago and was told this is not correct. But I know I have read this before. I would definitely like our upper level members to clarify this.
I can believe that The very light Li-Ion batteries (2 cells) on the right have more capacity than the Ni-Cd battery (3 cells) on the left ? Is that correct ?!?Where are you getting that from? All Li-Ion batteries are going to perform a bit better than any Nickel Cells in both load performance and capacity. Nickel cells are mainly just safer and can be cheaper.
You said you were going to use a 1.8Ah battery. How is that supposed to be better than 2×2800mAh (5.6Ah)? Granted, you do need good cells to trust that rating, and it's probably a good bit lower.
No that would be 5600 mAh (mega Amp hours) with the Ni-Cd being 1.8 Amp hours
I can believe that The very light Li-Ion batteries (2 cells) on the right have more capacity than the Ni-Cd battery (3 cells) on the left ? Is that correct ?!?
How can that be ?