Check out my other thread, which I mentioned near the beginning of my post in this thread.Hey guys, i m totally new in laser staff but i m thinking the last months on either buy one 2-3W laser or diy one... I had bought in 2017 a diode and i was about to try and build one... But by the time diode arrived i had lost my interest... Now this fire returned and now i m following this exact tutorial and ordered everything that i may need. Housing, driver, switch, copper, heatsink, lens, 18650 battery housing. Those parts may take some time to reach me here in Greece but i have to pre-solve my questions!
My diode is the osram pl450b and the seller 's testing recommends a 1.8A on 5.1V max. 1.6A i think is the manufacturer recommendation.
So how exactly will i set the driver (Astral superdrive v as this project) to match those values? I will use 2x18650 batteries but i dont know if i have to go parallel or series. I may sound stupid but i m just now reading and trying to learn! @nabzim i hope you can help a little! Thanks in advance!
Thanks! And, yep!Nice work and cool beam pic. Tesla coils huh?....interesting.