Hi-power lens arrived today! Thanks for the quick shipping Larry! I'm looking for a flexdrive and either I'll use it with PHR or GGW but I want to see a quite visible violet beam out of my diy host made on my lathe. Or maybe a very bright 650nm. Edit: I am assuming that most "150mW" blu-ray LD's are PHR's.
Yes, I will review it when my new LD/driver arrives. Edit: Just a heads up to anyone connecting their LD to a new circuit. Don't put the on/off switch on the output of the driver. Instant LD death. LOL
Sorry about off-topic. I tried the circuit with dummy load and got 122ma with a 9V battery. I'm thinking I'll add 30ohms in parallel with 10ohm sense resistor for 7.5ohms and see how close that gets me to 180ma.
Its a 6X, and I have a flexdrive on the way. I soldered on my leads to some very short pins on the GGW. Then I put a couple of drops of epoxy on positive and negative points for more connection strength. I'm nervous about using the DIY driver on a 6X. Too bad I don't have an expendable PHR to throw on it right now. A sacrificial lamb. I'm using a 2.2uf 50v cap and the regulator gets pretty warm. Not sure how well it would function at 180ma.