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Lasever 473nm handheld stopped working

DrZoidberg

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They did not say what was wrong with it. I would post pics if I had some time; college, homework, and work are taking up what seems like all of my time.
 



Marco Polo

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Maybe this is a bit of a necropost, but I think a laser being killed by a "backwards battery" is just piss-poor design on the part of the manufacturer. I would go so far as to call it a defective or negligent design, due to lacking a basic protection component, or failing to anticipate basic user error, or both.

They've never heard of a blocking diode? Really?

They've never heard of somebody accidentally installing a battery backwards? Really???

BULL. Lack of reverse protection is bad design, period.

Even my cheap, 15-dollar Ebay lasers have reverse polarity protection. A company selling these for 100's of dollars a pop has no excuse. Obviously the company is penny-pinching and corner-cutting, in omitting such a basic protection feature from such an expensive device. If I spent hundreds on a laser and found out it could be killed by something as idiotic as a backwards battery, I would probably not do business with that manufacturer again.

Just my thoughts; if these lasers really do lack reverse protection then that is a shame, and the people who bought them deserved better for what they paid.
 
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ZRaffleticket

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Dunno what they do inside their hosts; but in the bare module I ordered from them long ago it did have a diode attached to the back end of the module... which how I understand it, that's to prevent a backwards battery :thinking:
 

ZRaffleticket

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When I looked at it, every aspect of it reminded me of a diode... I won't say I'm 100% certain, but the [ |] design usually means diode... right?

I'm remembering those glass/orange diodes...

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ultimatekaiser

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its a Zener diode which is acting as a fuse/ limiter. if it exceeds the ratings it'll pop. It bridges the +/- inputs on the back of the module. if you put the battery in backwards it'll pop the zener.
 
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