- Oct 24, 2007
The reason i thought it was a plus sign was the angle of the picture. After looking at it from the right angle it does look like an x.ummmm... I'm just a simple low-post-count old-timer, but it looks to me like that "x" really is a "+"... or maybe it doesn't matter because either way, it could simply be a result of auto-testing in manufacture, and mean "this one can be pushed" or something like that.
I believe it's simply a sign that this diode is from another manufacturer, but most likelly of the same power rating as the 8x's.
Dave: You won't believe it, but the second Groove driver i put together actually works, and i tested it with two pots (Imax and Iadj), and it seems to be working as desired!
Now i just need to figure out the optimal pot values for best adjustability, thermal epoxy the driver to a heatsink, and make a simple holder for the two pots.
If it turns out to be stable enough, i'm sending it to you. :yh:
It goes down to just under 20mA, so you will be able to test every diode from Ith up.