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jayrob

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Nice work! :cool: + rep
 



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Trevor;

Good job on pulling all the data together.

It should save a lot of time in comparing drivers.

Now all a builder needs, is the efficiency of the switching circuits.

If any of the designers have actual efficiency specs,

please post the relevant data @ typical operating points.

Thanks & Rep added;

LarryDFW
 
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Thanks for doing this.....+ Rep, I measured a Mohgasm driver with a digital caliper....came out to: 7.95mm x 17.00mm :beer:
 

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Hey Trevor just a thought:
It would be helpful to also list whether a driver is continuous ground or positive too. eg Moh's linear is cont gnd but an AMC (which we should also add ;)) is cont pos. It would help people with different diodes ie case neg, neutral and pos. :beer:
 

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Hi I'm new and i really need help :)
If were to use a 445nm M140 diode which driver, and which battery should I use?
 

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Hi I'm new and i really need help :)
If were to use a 445nm M140 diode which driver, and which battery should I use?
This is a necro post. The last post was over 10 months ago. Also, this question has been answered countless times already. Just use the search button.

-Matt
 

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Hi I'm new and i really need help :)
If were to use a 445nm M140 diode which driver, and which battery should I use?
There are a lot of different driver/battery combinations you can use with the M140. Your host you have picked out can also be a factor as well assuming you want to build a portable laser. Do you have a host picked out yet or is this not a portable build?
 
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Trevor

Believe it or not - I still have a half a dozen rkstr drivers :)

I need more time - - - -

BTW, nice thread...
 
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Trevor

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:bumpit:
There are a few new drivers on the scene. :cool:
I'm off in graduate student land these days... if you can fill in one of the lists of specs for those drivers, either I or a mod can add it to the OP. :)

Trevor

Believe it or not - I still have a half a dozen rkstr drivers :)

I need more time - - - -

BTW, nice thread...
Now those are a blast from the past! :D

Trevor
 

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These are just the ones I had a part in.
Builders beware. PM incoming!

CC-Boost RC1




15A Line Drive™ r2




Super Miniar™ r2



 
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Lo-D Drive




  • Vin (V) - 3 - 10
  • Vout (V) - 2.5 - 10
  • Io (A) - 0.02 - 3.3
  • Mode - Linear
  • Ripple (%) - Under 0.01%
  • Current Setting - Pot adjustable
  • Dimensions - 10.35 mm by 21.87 mm
  • Documentation - http://laserpointerforums.com/f39/lo-d-drivers-92673.html
  • Notable Features - Continuous ground, thermal protection, blank copper pad for heatsinking on back, low dropout (typically 1-2 volts), soft start, parallelability, low cost, zero ripple

MicroDrive SLR



  • Vin (V) - 3 - 4.2 v
  • Vout (V) - 3 - 8 v
  • Io (A) - 0.02 - 2 (depending on output voltage)
  • Mode - boost
  • Ripple (%) - ~ 1.62% (again, depends on output voltage & current)
  • Current Setting - Pot adjustable
  • Dimensions - 8.82 mm by 8.64 mm for V1 | 8.82 mm by 8.82 mm for V2
  • Documentation - http://laserpointerforums.com/f39/fs-microdrive-slr-boost-driver-93248.html
  • Notable Features - Continuous Ground, thermal protection, small size, driver disconnect protection, extremely low ripple output, soft start


I also have a really powerful boost driver currently in the works... I'll add it to this thread once I get it done and ready.
 
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kastymizilian

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Dear All,

First of all, super cool forum, lots of useful info. Im new here - building my first laser and digging for clues so please be merciful on my stupid questions :thanks:

Im reading through glued posts regarding drivers and have very simple (i hope question)

Why different drivers are described as appropriate for certain laser diode wavelength type? Is it only about providing proper Vout and Io? or is there something more? My knowledge of electrical engineering is poor so I need simple explanation.

:thanks:
 




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