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M140 driver for C6 cree build

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hellow

im planning on building a ~1W laser based on the M140 laser diode.
it is supposed to go in the C6 cree flashlight host.
( the host: C6 DIY Cree LED Flashlight Full Casing/Shell with Driver Pill (2*CR123A/1*18650) - Worldwide Free Shipping - DX)

after reading the forum i found out that you beter dont use a LED driver circuit like this one:
18V 5W Cree Circuit Board for Flashlights (16.8mm*5.5mm) - Free Shipping - DealExtreme

now im looking for a good driver to drive my M140 that still fits in the C6 host and has the battery connection plate on it.

i would really appreciate any input. :D

thanx

-DenTilloZie
 

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Survival Laser Driver

this is the perfect driver for a M-140 C6 build. it comes in different current options its a round driver so the one side is an acctual driver the other is the battery contact board, it's a buck driver so it requires 2 x 16340's which fit in that host perfectly. and best of all it's made by a fellow forum member. :beer: and he also sells heatsinks for that host but your probably better off getting the host from him because shipping time would be much quicker.
 
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Or you could send a PM to Blord he sells the Moh linears for $6 - $9 depending on what you want....:beer:
 
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no offense to blord but he's in Belgium and shipping times would be alot longer then from Survival Laser if your in the states.
 
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first of all thanks for the input.

are there any drivers that will work with only 1 x 18650 battery? and still be able to run the diode and get 1W with it? :)
 
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hellow

im planning on building a ~1W laser based on the M140 laser diode.
it is supposed to go in the C6 cree flashlight host.
( the host: C6 DIY Cree LED Flashlight Full Casing/Shell with Driver Pill (2*CR123A/1*18650) - Worldwide Free Shipping - DX)

after reading the forum i found out that you beter dont use a LED driver circuit like this one:
18V 5W Cree Circuit Board for Flashlights (16.8mm*5.5mm) - Free Shipping - DealExtreme

now im looking for a good driver to drive my M140 that still fits in the C6 host and has the battery connection plate on it.

i would really appreciate any input. :D

thanx

-DenTilloZie
Why cant you use 5W driver from DX? There is a thread here that describes how to mod them. Voltage reference is 0.25V +/-5% so use ohms law and get a set of resistors (or resistor) to get to whatever current you want.

TO use one cell you need boost driver such as Benboost or boost/buck driver such as FMTv2 or Elasti-Drive. Search the forum for respective threads
 
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Why cant you use 5W driver from DX? There is a thread here that describes how to mod them. Voltage reference is 0.25V +/-5% so use ohms law and get a set of resistors (or resistor) to get to whatever current you want.

TO use one cell you need boost driver such as Benboost or bust/buck driver such as FMTv2 or Elasti-Drive. Search the forum for respective threads
i will check it out those drivers are very cheap :D

hope there are some sellers of boost drivers on this forum :p
 

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Google DTR LPF and cajunlasers. They sell various drivers. Also Le Quack is the maker of elasti drive. he might help you out.
 
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Also always the BlitzBuck from CajunLasers ;) Cheaper than Survival!
The BlitzBuck V3.1 Round adjustable buck driver is $19.99 and you can get 10% off. Survival Laser Fixed Current Driver is $19.99 and you can also get 10%. so how is one cheaper then the other???
 
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There is Nothing wrong with that driver, in fact, ive build a C6 12x blu-ray set to 500mA almost a month ago using that driver and the batts still dont need rechearging!(i´m using 18350`s). I just added a output cap for safety and it works great.
I can say the same for 445 builds.

But you can always pay 20$ if you want.
 
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There is Nothing wrong with that driver, in fact, ive build a C6 12x blu-ray set to 500mA almost a month ago using that driver and the batts still dont need rechearging!(i´m using 18350`s). I just added a output cap for safety and it works great.
I can say the same for 445 builds.

But you can always pay 20$ if you want.
do you mean the dealextreem driver? what cap should i use and how to connect it then? (im sorry for asking noob questions :p)

so you say the 18350's fit in the C6 flashlight host? sounds great cuz the 18350 have a beter runtime than 16340.
 
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do you mean the dealextreem driver? what cap should i use and how to connect it then? (im sorry for asking noob questions :p)

so you say the 18350's fit in the C6 flashlight host? sounds great cuz the 18350 have a beter runtime than 16340.
Yes im talking about the DX driver :)

Im using 2x 18350, BUT, i didnt screw the pill all the way in ,otherwise there wont be enought room for them and the - base of the batteries will deform due to pressure (wich happened to mine :p)

Just use a 8.4V< cap.

(Connect the - from cap to - output of driver and the same for the +`s)

 
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