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Dimensions on Sanwu 3X and Jetlaser 10X expanders?

Lildutchboy7

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Hey I'm sorry if this was asked already but I was wondering if anyone knew the dimensions of the Sawnu 3X and Jetlasers 10X beam expanders?

I think I have a project coming up and I would like the expander to fit inside, or mostly inside, the host. I don't really like that the expanders do not fit well with most hosts excluding the ones they where designed for :p
I'd really love if I was able to conceal the expander within the top portions on my host.
If anyone has any info on this I would appreciate it very much :D
 



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I do have the SW 3x expander -- but not with me -- so I will have measurements tomorrow.
However, I advise against concealing an expander within a host. This is because beam expanders like the Sanwu expander have internal focusing - which means that both the beam expander and the lens underneath it are focusable.

And I actually think that the Sanwu beam expander looks pretty nice with almost any host. Here is a picture of it on my Revan lightsaber build:

 
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Diachi posted this a little while ago on the forums, it`s straight from JL website:
(its the 10x expander)

Also here are the measurements I wrote down for the sanwu BE, I also posted this on Sanwu's FS thread:

Measured with digital calipers

Top segment diameter: 29.16mm
Middle segment diameter: 27.45mm
Bottom segment diameter: 24.75mm
 
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There are lots of specs on the sites and I can't find my measurement pics, but here's a few quick visuals.

Jet input opening is 5mm the sanwu opening is 8.5mm, exits are 25 and 35mm.
Height is 1.75 inches and 3 inches.

 

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There are lots of specs on the sites and I can't find my measurement pics, but here's a few quick visuals.

Jet input opening is 5mm the sanwu opening is 8.5mm, exits are 25 and 35mm.
Height is 2 and 3 inches.
Hey thanks a ton man! This will really help! +rep!(when I can)
 
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I do have the SW 3x expander -- but not with me -- so I will have measurements tomorrow.
However, I advise against concealing an expander within a host. This is because beam expanders like the Sanwu expander have internal focusing - which means that both the beam expander and the lens underneath it are focusable.

And I actually think that the Sanwu beam expander looks pretty nice with almost any host. Here is a picture of it on my Revan lightsaber build:

I've been thinking about ways to overcome the focusing issue. I have a few ideas but I'll need some time to iron them out and test them. I might keep the expander set at a certain focus anyways. Thanks for the info and the picture!!:D
 

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Also, @redcowboy, How do each of these of these expanders fair with a NUBM44? I know you've done a fair bit of testing with these diodes and I was just wondering if I need to worry about any damage to the expander if I choose to use a 44?
 

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Re: Proper 16340 Batteries for my 445nm 4W Laser

Also, @redcowboy, How do each of these of these expanders fair with a NUBM44? I know you've done a fair bit of testing with these diodes and I was just wondering if I need to worry about any damage to the expander if I choose to use a 44?
I'm not RCB, but the Sanwu 3x has been entirely undamaged by my 44 regardless of lens. :beer:mad:
 

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Re: Proper 16340 Batteries for my 445nm 4W Laser

I'm not RCB, but the Sanwu 3x has been entirely undamaged by my 44 regardless of lens. :beer:mad:
Sweet! That's exactly what I wanted to hear!:D
 

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Diachi posted this a little while ago on the forums, it`s straight from JL website:
(its the 10x expander)

Also here are the measurements I wrote down for the sanwu BE, I also posted this on Sanwu's FS thread:

Measured with digital calipers

Top segment diameter: 29.16mm
Middle segment diameter: 27.45mm
Bottom segment diameter: 24.75mm
Hey thanks! That's exactly what I needed!
 




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