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Finished 445nm 870ma (pics and video)

midias

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Just finished my first 445nm made it with
1 A140 diode
1 18650 battery
V5 flex drive set to 870 mA (going to be 1.1A later)
405nm glass lens
Cree Aurora host
Arctic ceramic thermal epoxy

Future plans
Get copper heatsink.
Go to 1.1 amp.

I LOVE THIS THING. It is redic so bright and blue I wish I could build 100 more so excited. Super visible beam even in lit rooms it will be sick at 1A

EDIT**************************Beam shots first post**************************




 
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XCreedX

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Re: Finished my first 445nm

Awesome man! I just finished one as well. Do you have any pics?
 

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Re: Finished my first 445nm

You know what they say, pics or it didn't happen :D
 

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Re: Finished my first 445nm

210mA 405 vs 400mA 445



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Re: Finished my first 445nm

Requesting pics of how you mounted the laser in the host. Custom made pill?

btw, nice keg ;)
 

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Re: Finished my first 445nm

Requesting pics of how you mounted the laser in the host. Custom made pill?

btw, nice keg ;)

It is an older Jayrob kit. I plan on upgrading to a copper heatsink soon and I will be taking it apart when I get some thermal epoxy today (turning up the current) I will take pics.

Thanks
 

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Re: Finished my first 445nm

WOW Just punched it up to about 870mA Holy shit this thing is amazing :evil:
 

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Re: Finished my first 445nm

looks impressive for 400mA. i thought thats not far above lasing threshold.
 

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Nice beamshots! Camera doesn't like the super bright spot :D
 

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Requesting pics of how you mounted the laser in the host. Custom made pill?

btw, nice keg ;)

Heatsink on flex drive and pill on left hand side




Flex drive thermal epoxied to the flashlight pill




 

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Re: Finished my first 445nm

Very cool!! what's the lens do you use?
 

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Re: Finished my first 445nm

Nice job... Check out the link in my sig, for the 18650 hack/mod... Pretty cool, I did mine a bit different!

:gj: -Adrian
 

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Re: Finished my first 445nm

Very cool!! what's the lens do you use?

I am using the aixiz Collimated glass lens. I did not know it was for red when I ordered it a while ago but I thought it would be safer than acrylic. I ordered some 405/445 lenses for my 3 blue / purple lasers so hopefully they will make a difference.
 

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Re: Finished my first 445nm (pics and video)

Just installed my aixiz AR lens and got rid of the standard 600nm glass lens the difference was night and day. Worth every cent of the $10 I just wish I knew it existed when I bought the other lens.
 




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