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Daverse

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When running just the 5mW laser diode that comes with the Aixiz housing... Is it ok to use two 1.5v AA.. I dont really know the rules of direct current because ive always use a/c. Does it double the voltage if you use two? or am I still underpowering the diode?

Im not going to even touch my LD from the group buy till Ive gained a little more experience...

Thanks in advance....
 

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you *can* but it wont last long if you do that, I took that rout with a DVD-RW diode, which has a larger range of acceptable voltage, and I turned it into an LED after about 1 hour or less of lasing. if ytou want to build a circuit board with resistors, then you can use AA batteries, otherwise use AAA
 

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thanks and umm....

I built the flashlight from the Stock Diode that was in the housing and the circuit board came with.

I dont think you understood the question...

Does 2 AA batteries put out 3.0v? One battery puts out 1.5v
 

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yes, they do. However that's onlyhalf the equasion, you also have to take into account the mA, which I think is the problem (I used the same logic you did and said 3v shouldn't be a rpoblem and my died quite fast. Could have been something I did, but I've seen several palces say not to use AA batteries in a bare-diode red. MAybe somone else will pop on here like senkat or mike or psuedo who can answer you better than I can.
 

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I dont discredit what your saying....I bought the mini housing with brass...

It comes with a circuit board protected by rubber so I am just going to use it...

Thanks for the info...
 
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The tiny circuit board that comes with the Aixiz modules will NOT power your diode at anything above maybe 10mw at best ! It will not kill the diode, bt all you have done is severely limit the current. That is if there is even enough current to activate the diode....
 

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Since im using the Stock Diode from the housing and I didnt solder the GB one in...Im more confused....

The Stock Circuit board doesnt even power the Stock Diode that come with it?

I didn't mess with the module at all due to my inexperience...
 




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