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DVD Burner LED instead of LD??!?!?

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SenKat

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Most likely, yes ....it has been said MILLIONS of times on here that AA batts will KILL the diodes...I have no idea why folks continue to try it :(
 

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what kind of batts do u use for yours i was going to use aa but after hearing this is 3 aaa's better?
 
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If you are ONLY testing the output - use 2 AAA batts...only for abrief ammount of time. If you are using acircuit that is regulated, it is MUCH safer !
 

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SLOW DOWN ---- READ --- Don't use aa cells without limiting !!! Don't use 3 aaa cells without limiting. Don't push them without a module for heatsinking.
Wait for the right stuff and follow the posts here or you will have a crap LED :(

Science doesn't happen overnight here. Do it right the first time.

Mike
 

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i only used the AA for like 4-10 seconds at a time. it got way to hot to hold after that anyway. oh well. better luck *and carefullness* on the second diode i hope
 

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well im making a homemade driver i got all the stuff but now i got to change the power pack to what ever is safest for the diode will i have to get new stuff for the driver to? and also what batts do u use for yours for your homemade lasers? i will follow the forum but just wanted to find this out before i start working on my driver
 

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thehacker3 said:
i only used the AA for like 4-10 seconds at a time. it got way to hot to hold after that anyway. oh well. better luck *and carefullness* on the second diode i hope
::sigh:: nanoseconds of too much current can kill a LD. :'( AAs WILL supply too much current in many situations. Listen to Mike, and read the board. ;)
 

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00304 said:
well im making a homemade driver i got all the stuff but now i got to change the power pack to what ever is safest for the diode will i have to get new stuff for the driver to? and also what batts do u use for yours for your homemade lasers? i will follow the forum but just wanted to find this out before i start working on my driver
Good place to start. :)
http://www.laserpointerforums.com/forums/YaBB.pl?num=1185701612;start=all
 

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00304 what model of dvd drive is this? I am collecting pictures and info so I know what to keep away from or to GRAB
thanks and good luck!
 




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