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Driver (From DTR STORE) for NUGM03 Recommendation?

Kyle L

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Looks like I'm most likely going to picking out a driver myself, my host takes 2x18650 and I use Samsung 35E Cells, (3500mah 8A Max Continuous)

Id like to prefer reliability if possible, and softstart would be a big plus.

From my very basic understanding, seems like linear is the most reliable, but I'd like other people's input on this.

And one question also,
1: when turning the pot to desired Current, could you simply break the positive connection from the board to the diode and in-line a multimeter on the conductors going to the laser to set correct current?

Thanks alot ! :)
 
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Anthony P

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Yes and no. Nearly all of my diode builds are lab style, and all of them have permanent built in current meters. I have never had any problems driving diodes through a meter. That being said, I always preset the driver to safe specs using a dummy load. Even though the drivers are adjustable, I always configure them so as to be impossible to exceed manufacturer specs for the diode.
 

Kyle L

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Yes and no. Nearly all of my diode builds are lab style, and all of them have permanent built in current meters. I have never had any problems driving diodes through a meter. That being said, I always preset the driver to safe specs using a dummy load. Even though the drivers are adjustable, I always configure them so as to be impossible to exceed manufacturer specs for the diode.
Thanks alot! I unfortunately do not have any fancy stuff..... Yet... So I'll try to run it through a meter.

Do you know much about drivers? And what would be a suitable candidate for this diode? Seen alot of superx out there, but I have nada a clue. I'd like to run the diode around 1.9-2A (input 2x18650) to get all I can out of it. Also, I assume not all drivers have softstart?
 

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If you are going to set your own driver, a dummy load is vital. You can build one for less than 5 bucks.
As far as drivers go, wait a couple days for other members to respond. I am sure you will get some good advice.
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This is basic idea. You will need larger diodes for 2A, and the number of diodes in the string depends on Vf of your diode.
 




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