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Hyperion Laser Power Meter For Sale: 2W, 6W, & 20W Version

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I just order more PCB fabrication and importing components for about 50 more units.
But i'm not sure about the assembly time, hence i just declared it as sold out for now :D



Yes you are right :beer: :wave:

Woohoooo!! :D
In regard to what Bob said.
You have 60W meters!!? All I remember seeing is 20w. My god that's insane.
 



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I received your 60 watt LPM and it works great, I'll do a review on it after I use it a bit. The only thing I see that I would mention is the wires could be longer. It's kinda hard to get the batteries out of the way because the wires are short. Other than that, she's a winner! :thanks: and :gj:

Edit, the wires are no biggie, just thought I'd mention it. :)

Bob, I think you might be mistaken as astralist highest power LPM is an uncoated TEC that measures up to 20 watts. Have you got something that puts out that kind of power to measure? Or just 20 watts? I've read all of astralists specs on all meters offered and I haven't seen a 60 watt yet. My Scientech Calorimeter reads up to 10 watts and it weighs 1.5 lbs. That is just the sensor. If I am wrong, I apologise, but it would be something he has not actually advertised.
 

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Woohoooo!! :D
In regard to what Bob said.
You have 60W meters!!? All I remember seeing is 20w. My god that's insane.

I've been wanting a large capacity LPM for some time now so when Astralist made the offer I couldn't turn it down. Will be doing a review on it probably in a month or so. But, Yea she a beauty. :)

See it in this thread;http://laserpointerforums.com/f52/badboybilly-s-build-quality-100643.html

Bob, I think you might be mistaken as astralist highest power LPM is an uncoated TEC that measures up to 20 watts. Have you got something that puts out that kind of power to measure? Or just 20 watts? I've read all of astralists specs on all meters offered and I haven't seen a 60 watt yet. My Scientech Calorimeter reads up to 10 watts and it weighs 1.5 lbs. That is just the sensor. If I am wrong, I apologise, but it would be something he has not actually advertised.

It was a special build by Astralist. It uses a Ophir 150c-a-1-ax head that can read up to 150 watts, but the max his meter can read is 60 watts which is plenty for me. ( for now anyways) .:D You can take a look at it here in this thread where I'm using it. http://laserpointerforums.com/f52/badboybilly-s-build-quality-100643.html

Finally got one, been searching eBay for months for one that included data logging, that wasn't over my price range. Very happy with it. Like I said I'll do a review when I can next month. :)
 
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Interesting. Did you buy the sensor new, or is a used one off eBay? Was wondering about the calibration of the sensor. They do need to be recalibrated every so often. Also, a sensor made to measure 150 watts could have a real problem reading powers as low as 5 watts. I'm not sure about this particular sensor, so I don't really know.
 

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Interesting. Did you buy the sensor new, or is a used one off eBay? Was wondering about the calibration of the sensor. They do need to be recalibrated every so often. Also, a sensor made to measure 150 watts could have a real problem reading powers as low as 5 watts. I'm not sure about this particular sensor, so I don't really know.

No it was a completed unit by Astralist. It was a slightly used by Astralist himself so practically new.
Astralist says it has a plus or minus of 5% from his other Ophir's so hopefully the calibration will last a bit before I need to recalibrate. Keeping it in a clean/dry place so?? :thinking:

Edit; that's a good idea. I have Astralist's 6 watt LPM also I can compare the two at lower output units. I'll incorporate that into my review.:thanks:
 
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Okay. So astralist made this up for you special. If it is within 5% of his Ophir and the Ophir in +/- 3%, it could be better or worse depending on the wavelength. I believe most of these were calibrated at 1064nm. Ah, I'm sure it's fine for a hobbyist LPM and the power rating is exceptional for these lasers. If you don't mind, could you let me know what it set you back? Might want to do the same with him if it wasn't too much.
 

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Okay. So astralist made this up for you special. If it is within 5% of his Ophir and the Ophir in +/- 3%, it could be better or worse depending on the wavelength. I believe most of these were calibrated at 1064nm. Ah, I'm sure it's fine for a hobbyist LPM and the power rating is exceptional for these lasers. If you don't mind, could you let me know what it set you back? Might want to do the same with him if it wasn't too much.

Might be better if you just ask Astralist yourself. Don't want to step on toes. I'm sure you understand.

Did you see my edit?
 
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That sensor i get from my supplier in Israel (the country origin of Ophir)
It is a new sensor, i tested it has about <5% differs from each other of its kind (with same calibration wavelength) which is acceptable considering their max tolerance of ±4% from NIST. let say one sensor has -4% while the other has +4% from NIST, that would be max of 8% difference from each other.
Altough it does have slight over value if compared with 1064nm-calibrated sensor like Ophir 20C-A-1-Y, which is normal because of different calibration wavelength.

The only problem is only about the minimum power it can read, which is about 60mW.
Power greater than that would be linearly calibrated.

About the calibration, as long as you don't spoil the surface AND running it continuously for hours of use every time it turned on, i assure you that the calibration will be okay until MTBF (until total ON hours is equal ~8000 Hours)

For your information, recalibrating the meter on NIST costs $5000 while recalibrating on Ophir (or its subsidiary/supplier company) costs about ~$400
 

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That sensor i get from my supplier in Israel (the country origin of Ophir)
It is a new sensor, i tested it has about <5% differs from each other of its kind (with same calibration wavelength) which is acceptable considering their max tolerance of ±4% from NIST. let say one sensor has -4% while the other has +4% from NIST, that would be max of 8% difference from each other.
Altough it does have slight over value if compared with 1064nm-calibrated sensor like Ophir 20C-A-1-Y, which is normal because of different calibration wavelength.

The only problem is only about the minimum power it can read, which is about 60mW.
Power greater than that would be linearly calibrated.

About the calibration, as long as you don't spoil the surface AND running it continuously for hours of use every time it turned on, i assure you that the calibration will be okay until MTBF (until total ON hours is equal ~8000 Hours)

For your information, recalibrating the meter on NIST costs $5000 while recalibrating on Ophir (or its subsidiary/supplier company) costs about ~$400

Thanks Astralist :)

I'll let you know when I get to about 7900 hrs on the senor ( something tells me not in this lifetime )

"Ify" below 60mw? No problem I've got your 6watt for that . Thanks again. :gj:
 

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Astralist, if you would consider doing something like this for me, not with such a high power sensor though, send me a PM with price. Thanks.
 

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Astralist, if you would consider doing something like this for me, not with such a high power sensor though, send me a PM with price. Thanks.

Yeah sure :beer:
I've been doing this special order to some people here including BobMc.
One of the reason i don't advertise this kind of monster LPM is because of scarcity of the thermopile head which the availability is pretty much unpredictable.
Another reason is because some people doesn't accept DIY works like this (without professional looking metal casing and such) for such premium sensor with premium cost, even though i only charge the datalogger board for only $99.

There is other who buy the head themselves and then buy my Hyperion Board with custom calibration, provided they know the output of thermopile head they bought.
 

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Let me know by PM if and when you have something that wouldn't exceed 30 watts. I don't want to start a collection of LPMs, but I do like the way yours seems to work. Thanks. :beer:
 

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I've seen the systems by Astralist, and they don't look DIY at all.

The PCB and component mounting on them is of very good quality, basically as good as you get get with wave and reflow soldering for anything. The only thing looking hand soldered to me is the interconnect between main board and display, but if it is hand soldered they did a -really- good job on that too.
 

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Hey I got the LPM in today! :D
I've got to be honest, I've never had one before so I'm so scared to touch it the wrong way, I have never fried a diode from ESD and hoping to make sure I don't with this, of course I know never to touch the sensor at all costs.
Love it man! Thanks.
 

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Don't forget to put some type of insulation under
the raw PCB to not have any metal objects short
out the PCB when under power.

Jerry
 




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