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m3vuv

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hi all,ive just got a nubm08 ld with a ball lense,any views on decanning these,ie an estimate of how much % decrease in lifetime can be expected etc,cheers m3vuv.
 



RedCowboy

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Estimate over 90% reduction in working lifespan with the GBall can removed when driven at max current, however shelf life ( off time ) appears to cause no harm, if you drove it at very low current it may not degrade at the accelerated rate, but I have killed them in 2 months of daily use with the can removed.

I just pop the can off with a screwdriver with the diode in a module with a full copper back half.
 
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m3vuv

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cool thanks for that,i need a fl of about 50mm so may be ok as is.its for a homebrew cnc mill.
 

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Here's an old video by lazerer if you want to do it this way, it also helps to give a little twist.

 




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