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Astral Driver For Sale - Boost, Buck, Buck-Boost, Linear, & Etc

paul1598419

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Glad to hear you have some new drivers for sale now. I may be ordering some in the near future too.
 



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Yeah..
It is indeed a long progress in this driver, mainly because of the customs process involved :(
Now i'm currently looking for another driver (IC) to try :D
 
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Forgot to add information:

Superdrive HV SOLD OUT
Superdrive LV SOLD OUT
Generic Boost H/L SOLD OUT



Upcoming driver:
SuperDrive LV - new design, improved, now can do buck/boost 5A+
PicoDrive - Boost - up to 2 A
Superdrive V - Buck - up to 5.5A


Avaliable driver:
OmniDrive - buck/boost (120-500mA boost; 500-800mA buck)
 
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Thanks for the info A :beer:
+rep :D

EDIT: O and the new Superdrive LV?
 
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EDIT: O and the new Superdrive LV?

Design completed, but haven't had any time to fabricate and look for the reseller of the components. :D

Post above edited!
 
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How much is the Omni buck/boost? The last driver listed. I need the boost for 120 mA to 500 mA. Also, + rep.
 
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Hi paul, the Omni is $19.9 each.

I suggest to use PicoDrive for boost, because the current setting range at low current is better on PicoDrive. :beer:

Also it costs less, only $14.9 each :beer:
 

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Thanks, astralist. I will wait for those, so don't forget to let me know when they are available and I will send the $35.80(?) to you then.
 

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Thread updated!

New driver available:
PicoDrive


Designed for those high Vf laser diode like:
405nm, 477nm, 480nm, 488nm, 490nm, 495nm, 505nm, 510nm, etc





SPECS:
  • Topology: Boost (When operating, Vin must be below Vout/diode Vf)
  • Vin: 2 - 24V (tested up to 18V input)
  • Vout: 2.5 - 28V (tested up to 32V output)
  • Iout: 70 - 1500mA+ (depends on Vout)
  • Size: 12*9mm
  • Features:
    • Current regulated
    • Adjustable current
    • Soft start (internal)
    • Thermal shutdown
    • Thin PCB with lots of vias, maximizing heat transfer from top side to bottom side.
    • Component mounted and soldered using automated assembly machine, minimizing human error.
    • Continuous ground/negative
Test data: at discussion thread

Price: $14.9 per unit, quantity discount available, PM me!
 
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Perfect for my multiple diode strings!
 

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I'll need some right away. I have a whole bunch of diodes headed my way, from supposedly 487nm to 495nm. Several members have asked it I could set them up for them. :thanks:
 

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Any chance you can make that driver with pins for an external pot for analog modulation between 0-100% of the set current?
 

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I'm not sure
The modification itself is easy, but due to the minimum cost of production and final size of the driver,
I can say that there will be no analog modulation for these driver, for now.

But i have some plan to create those type of driver you mentioned, but the size of the driver might not be compatible with portable build :D
 




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