Wow.Gazoo said:The diode in the second one is an open can diode....one of the best! The inside is very fragile because it is open. Also it looks exactly like the one I harvested two months ago (it is still going strong), and the last time I attempted to remove one from the heatsink I ruined it because my cutters slipped and went into the open part.
This is what the diode looks like when removed:
Great.Gazoo said:YES, the open can is red, the other one is infrared. You can hook a single AA battery up to the open can to test it before you attempt to remove it. It is a big pain to get it out of the heat sink. But it is one hell of a diode..and burner. The polarity of the open can is the same as the GB diodes.
What do you suggest for me to do?Gazoo said:I would not even think of putting it in a minimag. It deserves much better and you do not want to ruin it if you can help it.
That diode can safely run on 250 ma's as long as you don't let it get hot. I have run mine as high as 400ma's with TEC cooling! But with 250ma's you are looking at a little less than 150mw's of power...still very powerful.