- Oct 3, 2011
I was able to get Ava to agree to sell me a 589nm module by showing her pictures of the handheld I had built using a Lasever 473nm module. She said "since you are professional, we sell you module only". Wish I had actually managed to buy it. Would have made a great handheld.
I believe it may be more along these lines they are possibly reluctant to go down that road.
@RHD- I tend to use a little more of a colorful description of my conversations with CNI here than actually occur. I could see where it might be easy to read into it that I am being pushy or even loosing my cool. The actual conversations are less emotionally charged than I would lead you to believe here. I'm really just painting a picture of my frustrations more than I am being factually accurate.
I can see where they may have a concern about selling me something that I would end up using in a way where they might be held responsible for a failure on my part. After reviewing what Wannaburnstuff said and then going back to my actual conversation with Ava I think this is precisely where they are coming from. She doesn't know, as far as I understand, I really have any association with LPF. I haven't mentioned it and I use my email signature from my Med tech R&D business in all my discourse with them. As far as she knows I am just some random Joe Blow off the street. All I have said was it was going to be used in a handheld flashlight like device which could cause some conclusions to be made I suppose.
In the interim I finally got a response back from Lasever. He appears to have the 473 module available as well. I can't remember the exact prices he quoted for me right this second but they seemed to be around what I would expect CNI to charge. It's on an email at my office which is not accessible at the moment.
Hopefully my last respinse to Ava was descriptive enough but if not I may use your approach Wannaburnstuff. It makes much more sense framed in that light. The fact is they keep perseverating on the heat sink and temp control and seem to be very concerned with that. I think if I could show them a good description of how it would be used and the plan to even use a TEC may help. I bet I have an answer around 1am when they are back at work Monday morning.
Appreciate all the insight here, have a great day!