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Looking for 5.6 to 9mm Laser Adapter




gazer101

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Has nobody ever used one of these to fit a small diode into a large housing?
 

paul1598419

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My best advice would be to forget about this adapter. If you need a 5.6 mm or 9 mm module, you would be better off using the correct size module. I personally use only copper ones from DTR, but there are many options in nickel plated brass too.
 

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My best advice would be to forget about this adapter. If you need a 5.6 mm or 9 mm module, you would be better off using the correct size module. I personally use only copper ones from DTR, but there are many options in nickel plated brass too.
How I wish I owned a lathe lol
 
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Yeah, you can get nickle plated brass modules on eBay for as little as $2.00 each. I have some for people who don't want to pay for the solid copper ones, but I don't use them myself.
 

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The nickel coated brass modules don't move heat as well, I have tested them and seen it time and time again, if you are using a 1w or better diode copper modules are well worth it.
 

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For sure copper all the way, but due to limitations of my design I have to fit a 5.6mm diode into a 9mm space (getting a different sized module not an option... the laser housing is integrated into the laser host).

But I do have numerous dead 9mm diodes laying around (obtained through me stupidly frying them ☠️... don't ask how much money I lost due to frying) so I might be able to drill a hole through the middle of them and stuff a 5.6mm diode inside. Might give it a shot sometime later this week.

But I would strongly prefer a purpose-built adapter so plz let me know if you come across one (5.6mm to 9mm)
 

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I'm sorry, but I still don't see how that will get you more room for a different lens. Putting a TO-18 diode into a module meant for a TO-5 just doesn't get you there unless there's something you're not telling me.
 

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As I stated, the laser module/housing (the thing that I am press-fitting the diode into) is physically attached to the host... I cannot simply get my own properly-sized module to mount my laser into
 

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That is unfortunate. It may be better for you to get another host and save that one for something else.
 

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I did set mine over 1 amp, but how much over I cannot remember. My best guess is that it will likely do okay at that current if you use a good heat sink.
 




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