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Complete 445 build specs,if you've built your own 445 post the specs here

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This thread is for everyone who has built their own 445nm laser so that those who haven't yet built one can find all the information they need on one thread.
I would like the successful builders to post the following information:
laser host: hand held ,labby ,other (in all cases describe it and how to get one like it if possible and the cost paid for it)
lens assembly: brand,lens type,cost
driver: brand,style,voltage in/out,current draw when running,cost
power source: type,voltage/current output,brand,where to buy one,cost
laser safety glasses used: OD,brand,where to buy several,cost
Laser diode: a130,a140,a150,other specify
laser diode volt/amp requirements: needed,maximum known,what you are currently using.
over all build: total cost
unique,requirements,tools,methods,etcetera
anything I missed: details,cost,where to find
 



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reserved space for future use:

The post below this one has a really helpful link.
 
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Hmm. a150.. Those were discontinued. Wonder if casio ran in to trouble with the diodes at that high of power.
 

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Hmm. a150.. Those were discontinued. Wonder if casio ran in to trouble with the diodes at that high of power.

Were the a150s rated brighter overall? I know the a240s and the like were just a resolution increase (I think you told me that..)

Talking about just the B/G component of the lasers; aren't they going to have to raise the current on the Phlatlight LED too (color balance issues) - or is it possible that that's not the bottleneck in the system...
 

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Hmm. a150.. Those were discontinued. Wonder if casio ran in to trouble with the diodes at that high of power.
The A150 series was discontinued at the first of the year. The A150 series had a laser array rated at 3000 lumen. They probably just couldn't get enough of them that binned at 3000 lumen

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a130 = 2000 lumen
a140 = 2500 lumen
a150 = 3000 lumen

The fact that the a150's vanished yet the 130's and 140's are still around.. It was certainly something in the light source that was problematic, since otherwise, they should have been no different than the 130's and 140's
 

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A130 diode

Microboost @ 1A

18650 Host with copper heatsink.

Aixiz 445 lens.

Total cost: ~$100
 

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a130
flex v5
18650 set to 810ma
new aixiz 445 ar coated full threads
dorcy led host (takes 3AAA batts, retro-fitted to hold 18650)
my neighbor made me a custom heat sink
final output is 670mw

michael
 

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A130 diode

Microboost @ 1A

18650 Host with copper heatsink.

Aixiz 445 lens.

Total cost: ~$100
a130
flex v5
18650 set to 810ma
new aixiz 445 ar coated full threads
dorcy led host (takes 3AAA batts, retro-fitted to hold 18650)
my neighbor made me a custom heat sink
final output is 670mw

michael

Hi Guys, you may have missed the other thread but this info should be passed on to Grix who already has a spreadsheet going. Pointless posting in two threads. Grix's one has been going a while longer so best put it there. Dave posted it earlier but here's the link again -

http://laserpointerforums.com/f65/list-445nm-diodes-51897.html

M
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MXDL 3405 Host Massive Heat-Sink

Flexdriver set to 1.5Amp W/Aluminum Heat-sink on driver

Meridith module with glass lens coated for red

Burn video

Pics

cost around $250


18650 Host

Copper Heat Sink

405-G-1 Lens

Flexdrive set to 950mA

Burn Video+Pics

Cost Around $230
 




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