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Help with 5mW laserglow Lyra.

cb19

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Ok so I ordered a laserglow Lyra yesturday and It is going to be here in 5-6 days. I am really excited. But I had a question does it matter what type of AAA I use in it? Because I know some AAAs are 1.2V and some are 1.5V. I was just wondering if it could damage my laser diode and effect the life of the laser.
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jeffreythe00

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If you are looking to save money in batteries in the long run. NiMH cells are the way to go. I recommend enloops but any brand will work. 1.5V primary will probably work better and last a bit longer but they are expensive and non rechargeable.
 

jeffreythe00

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Hey man. Its no problem. I have actually asked a similar question when I got my first expensive laser! The seller told me not to use NiMH cells and I did and it shortly broke. Turns out it was a fluke! Now I know the difference!

Hope you enjoy your laser!
 

cb19

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Sorry, what do you mean by fluke? and so i can use any type of AAA?
 

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You can use any kind of AAA batteries in the Lyra. Alkaline, NiMH, NiCd, or those new-fangled Lithium ones (Li-FeS2). Hell you can use Zinc-Carbon AAA batteries if you really want to. Just don't mix different types together. That's bad.

Source: I work at Laserglow.
 




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