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- Jun 24, 2010
AW IMR 14500's or 16340's will do the job just fine.:beer:
Thanks to you mate, don't think I'll ever get rid of that host.looks good with a 520 in it!
To answer my own question.....Just curious if anyone has done an LPM test where driver is set at 650mA but run off a single 4.2V cell like a 16340 or 14500?
I would guess probably somewhere between 230mW-250mW but of course that's just wishful thinking.
Well not completely sure what you are looking at. The modules are all 12mm(11.96mm) in diameter. Where are you measuring 9mm?Hey I got the 200mW 520nm PLP520 B1 from you last week and have a couple questions. First, the description said that this was in a 12mm standard copper module. I was just curious why it is in the 9mm module. Second, will putting this in a host using 2 18650 batteries be too much volts? I made a host and heat sink using a single 18650. I am not complaining, I like the units performance. I was just curious. Thanks Zapp.
Hi guys, I'm new to this and just trying to get my bearings. So be gentle, I'm fragile.
I want to purchase a PLP520-B1 diode from DTR but I think my set up might need some adjusting.
Plan to use a C6 host (heat sinked of course) using a 445mA or a 530mA driver with x2 16340 3.7v Li-ion batteries as power.
Now my question here is, am I going to blow that diode or is this not enough power? This thread was a little confusing with people talking about the PL520.
Thanks, so what I think I'm reading here is that I should try using a fixed current driver set around 445mA and a single 18650 battery in the C6 host? Does that sound about right? Or do I need to put the bong down and keep reading?I would suggest the 450mA and under. The X-boost uses a single Li-ion not two in series so you could just use a single 18650 in that host unless you have a different driver in mind but you would need a buck/boost driver for using this diode with two Li-ions and I don't know of one that would have the right specs. If you tried to use a buck driver or linear you would fall out of regulation pretty much right away. 7V forward voltage and an average of 1V dropout on most regulators gives you with two fully charged Li-ions in series which are 8.4V only 0.4V of usable running time before you start dropping current. That is why the boost drivers are the best option for these diodes.