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help with circuit  using 7805

member02

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I was wondering if someone here could help me design a circuit to drive a senkate diode (i ordered oneafter breaking two 20x diodes that were open can :-/)
 

rog8811

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Re: help with circuit  using 7805

The 7805 is good for driving Blue rays, if I remember correctly it has a max 100ma output, not high enough for a burner. Also it is no good as a constant current source, as HT says LM317 is the way to go.....

Is there a particular reason you were looking at the 7805?

Regards rog8811
 

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member02,

They do make the 7805 in the same package as the 317. So it would provide enough current to drive the reds. However the 7805 sucks as a current regulator. Used as a voltage regulator it is fine to use with the blu-rays....but I would not touch it for use with the reds. The 317 is the way to go. Of course there are a few other driver options which can easily be found by looking through the Experiments and Mods section.
 

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Re: help with circuit  using 7805

oh, i guess i'll just save it for the blus then, i was just curious, mainly because i noticed my "3.6v" surfire 123a's were reading 2.93v fresh from the packaging, which led me to wonder if that, coupled with the lm317t getting a less than 6v source, have damaged my last laser diode?
 

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i use the 7135 drive from dealextreme and i used it with just a cap on a senkat diode and boy it was bright , i only run the diode 2 minutes at a time though
 




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