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ok so i got another diode from stonetek in the mail today....
i sat all my tools in front of me.....
and i VERY SLOWLY did everything step by step, and stopping and goin over everything inbetween each step as to not forget anything
never the less, i still failed to short out the driver before touching the diode to it, luckily it did not hurt the diode so i am still good. I pretinned the leads and got the diode soldered onto the driver which was already in my host.

it's working!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

lol now i just need to expoxy it down so i don't get any movement and end up breaking the solder points, get it assembled and i'll have a laser again! only took 4 or 5 diodes to get it right!!

....assuming i don't break it while putting everything back together.

and i am only pushing it at 200ma which i think will come to around 120mw, according to dr lava graph...so i am hoping for a very long life.
 

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SHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!

Don't say anything yet :-X

Don't Jinx it :-/

Peace,
dave
 
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yea my life to death ratio is on the minus side i'm up to 6 dead 803-t's now :'( one thing for certain is #7 is just around the corner  oh be carefull running them at 175 ma+ is a gamble unless its properly heatsinked  ;)


I know Dave you told me so ::)
 
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wow i must be lucky. i didnt break or blow a diode until probably 15 builds in and then i broke 1 from over power one from a faulty driver and then one from who the hell knows it may have been DOA
 

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john_lawson said:
yea my life to death ratio is on the minus side i'm up to 6 dead 803-t's now :'( one thing for certain is #7 is just around the corner  oh be carefull [highlight]running them at 175 ma+ is a gamble unless its properly heatsinked [/highlight] ;)


I know Dave you told me so  ::)
For a PHR +175mA is still a gamble.  You just increase your odds with good heart sinking

However, he is building a red laser. 200mA should be very safe

Peace,
dave
 
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it's done!!! it still burns too :) just not as bright as my last one which was 250ma.
 

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kernelpanic said:
[quote author=Mohrenberg link=1224536379/0#7 date=1224552119]help me i can't stop playing with my laser!!!!
I hear you can go blind from too much of that... ;)

cheers,
kernelpanic

p.s.- congrats![/quote]
LoL, wear goggles so you don't go blind ;D

My life/death ratio is infinity :D
 

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:)

Awesome!  Good to share your excitement!  See, just do the next one the same, and pretty soon, you'll have it down to a science!  Good work, only, you should post some pictures!  :p

Isn't it the best feeling when you play with your build? :D
 
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i quickly got bored and tore it all apart, and upped it to 300mA instead of 200 :) it's cooler now!
 

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300mA is perfect for those diodes.

Don't set the house on fire ;)

Peace,
dave
 

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Artix said:
[quote author=daguin link=1224536379/0#13 date=1224634913]300mA is perfect for those diodes.
Don't set the house on fire ;)
Peace,
dave
Mine is at 350mA! [smiley=evil.gif]

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I didn't say that 300mA was the most current it could take. However, 300mA gives a nice balance between burning ability and longevity.

Peace,
dave
 




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