- Oct 5, 2019
...resistors and capacitors that look exactly alike.
Hey if you're trying to drain the capacitor(s?) between the regulator and the laser diode, that can usually be accomplished by simply turning the unit off.. if you want to drain all of the capacitors including the ones in the power supply (if it has one), disconnect the power source (unplug or remove the batteries) while the unit is on (lasing) then, once the unit is "off" due to having no power, switch the unit off and don't connect it to power until you're done working on it (to keep the caps from being recharged that are in the circuit prior to where the power switch is placed).True, I understand that, but just no need to be like that about it. Just ignore it and keep scrolling if he has nothing positive to offer. And my son posted it with my profile. I believe he's trying to learn how to set current on his driver and make sure his capacitors are discharged afterward. Apparently he hasnt read up on it enough yet. Wish hed do it when I get back in town... Impatient kids lol