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First build: Building

kfriede

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First build, gonna be a blu ray.

Host: Arrived 11/5
JayRob's 18650 Host w/ Heatsink

Diode: Arrived 10/29
PHR-803T Blu Ray Diode - Hightechdealz.com

Driver: Arrived 10/29
DrLava's FlexDrive V5 Preset to 110mA

Battery: Arrived 10/26
Ultrafire 18650 Battery
Charger

Goggles: Arrived 10/26
Yellow Blu-Ray Blocking Goggles

In the process of putting it together. Me + Small Soldering = Headache. We'll see how it goes.
 
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Re: First build: Ordered Parts

good luck and remember to discharge your capacitors before hooking you diode up.
 

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Re: First build: Ordered Parts

Thanks. How do I discharge the capacitors?
 

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Re: First build: Ordered Parts

Short both pads of the driver (where you connect the diode) with a piece of wire.
 

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Re: First build: Ordered Parts

Oh okay. Thank you. I would not have done that otherwise. That might not have been good. :)
 

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Re: First build: Ordered Parts

But don't forget to disconnect the battery first.
Else you will kill the driver...
 

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Re: First build: Ordered Parts

Okay. So basically do that before I do anything with the driver?
 

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Re: First build: Ordered Parts

and before you hook the dide up, and before you take the dide off, if you ever need to for some reason.
:)
 

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Re: First build: Ordered Parts

Set the driver with the dummy load, disconnect the battery and dummy load, short out the caps, attach diode, have fun with your laser (after placing it in a heatsink).
 

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Re: First build: Ordered Parts

Oh you are you getting that driver preset?

Because you need what's called a dummy load to set the current on your driver. You also need a multimeter.

By what I remember, Rkcstr sells some.
 

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Re: First build: Ordered Parts

Yeah the driver is preset to 110mA based on Prototype's suggestion for the PHR-803T
 

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Re: First build: Ordered Parts

Ok then all you have to do is short out the caps, and connect the diode.
 

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Re: First build: Ordered Parts

Okay. I'll have to look when I get it, but the flexdrive fits into the host flat. Do I just connect it with a wire then?
 

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Re: First build: Ordered Parts

Yes, solder to wires to diode, and after shorting the caps, connect those to the driver.
 




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