- Apr 23, 2016
Yes he is dden, thanks, it was an easy build, maybe two hours max. Foggy beam shots, well, haven't broke down and bought a fog machine yet. Might be able to get some beam shots at night though. I'll see what I can do.? Thanks for the interest!Looks like EP is doing nice work. Good job making it work. How about some foggy beamshots :beer:
Morning Rich, that's the way it came. Thought it made it real easy. Thanks for the words of encouragement you've been a great help to me along the way. Still got three mag lite heat sinks that I got from you, that still need a good home. Thinking next trip out I'll start getting parts for those builds . Thanks again!!!Hi BM
Nice build came out great your on the roll buddy. Hey what's with the wooden contact board? I'm assuming there is no 17mm counter sink in the host for the board. Well anyway you did a great job .
Thanks Grainde! Thought it was pretty original from E.P made it quick and easy! Thanks for the reps also
700 in a c6 that's gotta be nice! Yea, know it's not a great burner but had to get some red in my collection. When I need a burner I can pull out my 44's and cook some steaks! Thanks enjoy and be safe!Nice diode choice but that wavelength isn't a great burner unfortunately. I have the 700 in a C6.
Nice! That got to be awesome in the dark !! 900mw's of 675ish is the definition of cool!Hi BM,
Yes i agree some time you just have to build a mellow laser from all the rest. Nice WL Buddy . I have a labby that lazeerer made for me, It's a C mount diode in a machined brass enclosure. it specs out at 675 to 680 nm and puts out around 900+mW;s . basically it is the last labby he produced before pulling out of the light. All parts were ultrasonically cleaned before the build. it took about 4 to 5 weeks to complete with tweaking the lenses to produce a beam.
Sorry, I actually have no idea how to make a driver circuit properly, I usually buy them premade. Just wondering, what red diode are you pushing to 1.2 watts? If it's the Oclaro mentioned here, I doubt it will last long at all.Can you show me how to make a 1.5 a driver circuit for red 1.2 w?
You might be right about not lasting long. I made a c6 build with Oclaro 700 diode and used the Survival Laser driver pre-set at 1.25 amps. According to DTR the diode is recommend not to exceed 1.20 amps but I give it a go and she putting out over 1.2 watts of some right bright red , for how long, that remains to be seen. She still up and running 6 months later but truthfully don't fire her that often but every once in a while just to see over a watt of red. Can be done, recommend???? But it sure is bright and she doesn't get that hot either.Sorry, I actually have no idea how to make a driver circuit properly, I usually buy them premade. Just wondering, what red diode are you pushing to 1.2 watts? If it's the Oclaro mentioned here, I doubt it will last long at all.
As Diachi mentioned it depends on how hard you'd like to push them. As Lifetime mentioned the 500 can be pushed harder than the 700 and still survive, but it's open can. The 700 is closed can. So it's a personal call, some people don't mind the open can, some people do. As it says in post, 13, I made both. Personally I like the power of the 500, May not survive seeing I'm pushing it harder than my 700 but I'm willing to live with it, seeing the c6 build is inexpensive and easy to build. Hope this helps. Durable? I go with the 500. ( my opinion ).In your experience should use Oclaro-HL63193 diode or ML501P73 diode will be more durable.