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La Spada Verdi: 1st Ever 520nm 115mW MS-SSW; Build/Review; Very Pic Heavy

RA_pierce

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Re: La Spada Verdi: 1st Ever 520nm MS-SSW

Awesome!
Glad to see you got it up and running. It looks great!
The thunderstorm video is pretty cool. :beer:
 

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:D Chargin' up the sky with some Photons! lol Epic & Insane dude! :D

~ LB
 
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Measured La Spada Verdi @ 115mW Peak! It then settles down to a stable 107mW +/- 1mW. I'm very excited about this. DTR, don't think I didn't notice the extra juice in the driver! :beer:
 

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Measured La Spada Verdi @ 115mW Peak! It then settles down to a stable 107mW +/- 1mW. I'm very excited about this. DTR, don't think I didn't notice the extra juice in the driver! :beer:
Wow, was that with the 300mA microboost that came with, or the x-drive?
 
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With the X-Boost from DTR. I will do the X-Drive makeover on Sunday w/ my daughter, and prep for the Krytons arrival. I'll be making more "build" photos as I go.

Do you think I should make a formal build/review thread or edit this thread into one?
 

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Ah, I was just wondering. Mine has hit 98mW, but settles down to 95. I'm leary to adjust, i would probably kill it. My DMM only measures current up to 200mA, so i can't measure from tail cap.

Then again, i love mine, and a few tens of mW isn't much. Plus, i know i'll make another...
 
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Indeed...don't risk such a valuable diode for so little gain. The X-Boost is running @ 310-315mA. The X-Drive is pre-set @ 290mA. I was hoping to come up w/ a resistor combination to get up to that, but I don't know if it's worth the bother.

Any advice is appreciated in regards to the resistors.
 

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Some of you have very efficient diodes...mine is being run at 300mA for 80mW(100mW with G2LFL). I seem to have terrible luck with diode efficiency....my 9mm ran 2W when being driven at 2.2A(according to the current owner).
 

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Much to my girlfriend's dismay :p

In all seriousness though, I am sooo glad she doesn't know what all my lasers cost! I learned my lesson when I told her about my first 9mm build and she asked how much the diode cost. When she heard 120, she was like "what....." -_- so now I don't ever give exact numbers.
 
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Oh, how we are birds of a feather! Mine never asked a thing, and was blissfully ignorant...until she heard me complaining about killing a 405nm and the price came up. All she said was, 'I don't want to know any more', and that's where it's stayed. I know she breathes easier when people are buying my lasers!
 

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I would say to edit the thread into a formal review/build thread. The thread is already here so there is really no reason to make a different one.
 

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Great Build/Review thread SBA. A lot of work and dedication went into a gorgeous build. Thanks for sharing the process and results :gj:

~ LB
 




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