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Heatsinks and another question.

ImStillCaden

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Hey, so I'm building my first handheld laser soon. I ordered an Oclaro 700mW 638 Diode from DTR, I plan on doing this build in an Altoids tin, and I had a few questions. First off, will I need a heatsink? Second, what voltage battery would be best for this? Thank you all in advance, you guys have been so helpful to me while I'm working on this project!
 

GSS

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That's alot of mW's for a Altiods tin build.. Your going to need probably at least 25mm width of heatsink for any type of run time..
 

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ISC, you should also look at Lifetime17's +3 in his picture signature as he can put that sink in any color host;)
I do love the Darth Vadar look though.
 
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ImStillCaden

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Thanks guys! I'm going to get a real host, I was questioning whether 700mw was too powerful for an Altoids tin. I probably should have thought that through better!
 




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