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jnrpop

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List of Laser Drivers "Available" - Jnrpop
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15/10/2019 - Updated
(Day/Month/Year)


Types: Linear - Buck - Boost - Buck/Boost


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J :coffee:

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Linear:

Astral Ezydrive, by Astralist, 2017
Sale Links: https://laserpointerforums.com/f39/astral-driver-sale-boost-buck-buck-boost-linear-etc-101560.html
Price: $14.9usd + postage

2.5A Linear Analog, by Lasertack Germany
Sale Links: https://www.ebay.de/itm/2-5A-Laserdiodentreiber-analoge-Modulation-445nm-Laser-Laserdiode-Treiber/130765477114?_trkparms=aid=222007&algo=SIM.MBE&ao=2&asc=49921&meid=cf34b3ade10443a5947dda5ab7a32fbb&pid=100623&rk=1&rkt=6&mehot=pp&sd=141817968725&itm=130765477114&_trksid=p2047675.c100623.m-1
Price: ~$60usd + postage

4.5A Linear Analog, by Lasertack Germany
Sale Links: https://www.ebay.de/itm/4-5A-Laserd...968725?hash=item2105027855:g:OJIAAOSwq1JZNTru
Price: ~$70usd + postage

Optlasers Linear range 1A-60A
Sale linkl: https://optlasers.com/en/12-laser-diode-drivers
Price: $43 - $499usd + postage

Buck:

SXD-V3, by Lazeerer
Sale Links: https://sites.google.com/site/dtrslasershop/home/laser-drivers/super-x-drive-sxd-buck
Price: $29usd + postage

ACS4500BU, by X-Wossee
Sale Links: https://sites.google.com/site/dtrslasershop/home/laser-drivers/acs4500bu-4-5a-buck
Price: $29usd + postage

ACS5500BU, by X-Wossee
Sale Links: https://sites.google.com/site/dtrslasershop/home/laser-drivers/acs5500bu-5-5a-buck
Sale Links: https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/ACS5500...572337?hash=item23a6292f71:g:e~QAAOSwnKdbVkav
Price: $29usd + postage#

Astral Superdrive V, by Astralist, 2018
Sale Links: https://laserpointerforums.com/f39/...ck-boost-linear-etc-101560-4.html#post1527804
Specific info: https://laserpointerforums.com/f67/astral-driver-boost-buck-sepic-100745-12.html#post1518506
Testing: https://laserpointerforums.com/f67/astral-driver-boost-buck-sepic-100745-16.html#post1527601
Price: $15.9usd + postage

L-SD-7, by Survival lasers, 2017
Sale Links: https://www.survivallaserusa.com/SL_High-Power_Adjustable_Current_Driver/p1667092_17904114.aspx
Price: $29.99usd + postage

SL-SD-5, by Survival lasers
Sale Links: https://www.survivallaser.com/Survi...th_Controller_Heat_Sink/p556088_13194151.aspx
Price: $34.99usd + postage

SL-SD-3, by Survival lasers
Sale Links: https://www.survivallaser.com/Survival_Laser_Adjustable_Current_Driver/p556088_11168356.aspx
Price: $26.99usd + postage

SL-SD-1, by Survival lasers
Sale Links: https://www.survivallaser.com/125A_Diode_Driver/p556088_7703104.aspx
Price: $5.99usd + postage

SL-SD-2, by Survival lasers
Sale Links: https://www.survivallaser.com/Survival_Laser_Fixed_Current_Driver/p556088_7425633.aspx
Price: $22.99 + postage

5A SCU, by Techhood, 2018
Sale Links: https://www.ebay.com/itm/5A-SCU-Blu...574974?hash=item2142f99a3e:g:Gj8AAOSwNDZbQKCb
Price: $24usd

Boost:

Astral Picodrive, by Astralist, 2018
Sale Links: https://laserpointerforums.com/f39/astral-driver-sale-boost-buck-buck-boost-linear-etc-101560.html
Price: $14.9usd + postage

Buck/Boost:

Flexdrive V5, by DrLava, 2010
Sale Links: https://sites.google.com/site/dtrslasershop/home/laser-drivers/micro-flexdrive-v5-buck-boost
Price: $25usd + postage

Nano Buck/Boost, by Lazeerer
Sale Links: https://sites.google.com/site/dtrslasershop/home/laser-drivers
Price: $30usd + postage

Astral Superdrive LV, by Astralist, 2018
Sale Links: https://laserpointerforums.com/f39/astral-driver-sale-boost-buck-buck-boost-linear-etc-101560.html
Price: $19.9 + postage

LDSE500, by X-Wossee, 2018
Sale Links: https://sites.google.com/site/dtrslasershop/home/laser-drivers/ldse500-500ma-buck-boost-laser-driver

Sale Links: https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/153009590619?ul_noapp=true
Price: $25usd + postage

ACS1500SE, by X-Wossee, 2019
Sale Links: https://sites.google.com/site/dtrslasershop/home/laser-drivers/acs1500se-1-5a-buck-boost

Sale Links: https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/ACS1500...082391?hash=item23a29d70d7:g:4pkAAOSwStdbGEvZ
Price: $29usd + postage
 
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Layout for members to use:

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Nice start, Corey. I look forward to seeing this list fill out and become a great place to get comprehensive information on available drivers.
 

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Nice work --excellent format--looking very good thus far.
Don't forget member astralist's new drivers-- maybe PM him for details or find them in one of his threads.
 

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Yeah, it's great that astralist stepped in to pick up the slack. I need to test several of his drivers, but not up to the task just yet. Hopefully soon.

I see many of his drivers already on the OP. That's great. I hope he'll be able to keep up with demand.
 
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Cheers everyone :beer:

The format is the stricky part, still alot of work to do. Honestly i want this thread to be pretty simple.
I was even considering having no specs on the drivers here, but just listing them with a link and price. However so far the current format looks good.

I've decided on a few pre-requisites before the driver can be listed:
-only include drivers that are known &/or tested to a certain degree by a member with posted results
-has a link to a current sales page, on LPF or the web.

So some of Astralists drivers don't qualify for now as they are not available just yet :)

And....this thread will work great if we all can work together, so if anyone finds a driver that meets the prerequisites above, post away :D and ill add it in. Also would be great if that member can use the above "layout" for the specs that i've just posted in the second post.

J :beer:
 

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Re: List of Drivers - Available/updated

Just did an update, Astralists new drivers added.

Also simplified the OP, its a new layout to make this thread easy and quick to use.

Cheers members :beer:
 

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Re: List of Drivers - Available/updated

Looks good, buddy. I guess the only thing I'd like to see change are the listing of prices. Some of them have hefty shipping and handling charges added on to the price. I never could figure out why a driver that could fit in an envelope and weighs less than a gram needs $3.50 for shipping.
 

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Re: List of Drivers - Available/updated

Looks good, buddy. I guess the only thing I'd like to see change are the listing of prices. Some of them have hefty shipping and handling charges added on to the price. I never could figure out why a driver that could fit in an envelope and weighs less than a gram needs $3.50 for shipping.
I've never understood this fact either Paul, not sure why the chinese sellers like Techhood/Newgazer can offer free postage on drivers and small items, but other companies can still charge up to $12 for international postage....drivers almost weigh less than the envelope :crackup:

:bumpit: Any more CC drivers out there members? :D



Edit: might be abit confusing adding in postage costs to the OP, as it will differ for different locations
 
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About those shipping, i couldnt comprehend it either,
The cheapest overseas shipping from Postindonesia costs $5-$12 (registered airmail)
how can anyone give free shipping (???)

If it's china (like from aliexpress) i heard that all sellers/trader in China have their overseas shipping subsided by their government (???)

When my friends is in China, he couldnt find those "subsided shipping service" lol
I guess it's not for foreigner then..
 

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The Chinese sellers have government subsidies for postage to anywhere in the world. I guess it's the government's way of making sure they don't have a net trading deficit.

E: Is the list for astralist's drivers complete? I think there may be one or twp more.
 
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The Chinese sellers have government subsidies for postage to anywhere in the world. I guess it's the government's way of making sure they don't have a net trading deficit.

E: Is the list for astralist's drivers complete? I think there may be one or twp more.
That explains it, thanks for the info Paul :beer:

And i believe all of Astralists available drivers are listed:

Available: Superdrive LV, Superdrive HV, Omnidrive, Generic L, Generic H.
Soon Available: Ezydrive? new Picodrive, new Superdrive V, new Superdrive LV
 
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Don't forget the new Superdrive V ;)

About the EZdrive, it's a linear driver, i'm still wondering if people really needs a linear driver?? anyone?
The linear driver is good for a laser with Vf of <3V
And if you wish to modulate the output current (e.g driving it a 10-20kHz of PWM)
But i'm sure you know that the waste heat is higher than those switching regulator...
 

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Don't forget the new Superdrive V ;)

About the EZdrive, it's a linear driver, i'm still wondering if people really needs a linear driver?? anyone?
The linear driver is good for a laser with Vf of <3V
And if you wish to modulate the output current (e.g driving it a 10-20kHz of PWM)
But i'm sure you know that the waste heat is higher than those switching regulator...
Thanks A,
Just edited my post above :beer:

So as it stands, is my list above what you currently offer, and will offer soon. If you have available numbers on the drivers that would be great to list here too :D

EDIT: as for the EZYdrive, not sure its so necessary if the new Superdrive LV bucks too :D, i can only see us needing a linear driver for the Red diodes (~2.5Vf) using one 4.2V cell.
 
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Looks good, Corey. Astralist, I'd keep the linear driver around as you just never know. :yh:
 




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