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PGL-III-C <80mW 473 nm

Krogith

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Item Of Review is:

PGL-III-C 473 nm <80 mW









Where Did I get it From?


.......Link to Buy Exact Item.........

How Much Would it Cost You?

785$ In a GB, Contact CNI for pricing for personal Purchases





Shipping:







Through Who:USPS

From Where:Indiana

Ordered On:April 1, 2011

When Sent Out:April 2, 2011

When Delivered:April 4, 2011













What Does it Look Like?




















Does it Come With Anything Else?



Some Nice Safety Features.



Key and Lock



Pull Pin









Any Flaws on This Unit?



Bent Sticker ? I Don't think I own a Laser with a Good Sticker...










What Type of Batteries Does it run On?:


Good Old 18650



How Well do they Fit?

Nice fit, Not to tight not to Loose. I can;t make it rattle at all.



Whats the Recommended Duty Cycle?

30 Second On/ 60 Second Off



How Long can it last on a full Charge? Minus the off time on duty cycles of course.

After 1 hour I'm topping them back off. It could last longer but it likes a fuller Battery.













On The Grid...


Square Inch Grid Block, The laser is 14' away from the Grid With Safety Goggles In Front of the camera for Dot & Splash Spec:











Baby Black Block:














Beam Shots! Using a Custom Made Beam Dump.



Always Ware Eye Protect when using your Lasers
Unless Your Using it in a Controlled Area Like my Beam Dump. PM me if you want details on the Laser Dump.






















Beam Shots In The Tank!


5 Second Exposure.



















Ok Time for The
LPM
Test Data!!












LPM Conclusion Stats:



Test 1

Time Tested:45 Seconds

Averaged mW:75 mW

Peak mW:80 mW

Settled at Or Still Climbing:Drops when the Crystal Heats Up: With in specs





Conclusion of the Review:



PROS:


Beam:Love the Color "It looks 1000 Times Cooler in Person" and beam specs are Awesome!

Case:This Thing is as solid as a Brick.

Weight:I love the Heavy feel it has, Makes it Feel Like it's Top Quality.

Battery Run Time:For the duty Cycles and what this kind of laser is, It's not the laser your going to use everyday so usually you'll top off a battery ever time your going use it. So The run time for battery life is fine.

Personal Duty Cycle:I wont use it more than 30 seconds top


CONS:

Misleading Advertisement:For a CNI Laser (mainly the $$ you have to Spend to get One) I want it Marked with the Right Power rating Sticker....




Product Stats:

MANUFACTURER:CNI Lasers
PRODUCT TYPE:PGL-III-C 473nm 80 mW
BEAM TYPE:TEM00
SWITCH TYPE:Key Switch, Pull Pin and On/Off Button
BATTERY:18650
ACCESSORIES:Safety Features...
BODY TYPE:Black Anodized Aluminum
SIZE:218 mm Long 36 mm at Widest
WEIGHT:Can't Beat 420 Grams Alone :beer: 470 Grams with Battery
COUNTRY OF MANUFACTURE:China
WARRANTY:6 Months









Personal Cork Rating:



Claimed Power Rating vs Reality:



Overall Build Quality:




Overall Beam Specs:




Overall Company Experience:




Price Vs Quality:




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RA_pierce

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Re: PGL-III-C 40 mW 473 nm

I purchased one of these a while back.
At first I ordered a PGL-III-M 80mW but that one malfunctioned.
I sent it back and got a PGL-III-C 80mW instead.
That one peaked above 170mW. I ended up selling it.

With high power DPSS, you are much more likely to get stability issues.
473nm is particularly temperature sensitive.
 

Krogith

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Re: PGL-III-C 40 mW 473 nm

I'm Hopeful CNI will want to replace it. I know Phoenix77 Took Perfect Care of It and So It would be nice if CNI backed up there Product and I get the >80mW Unit I Thought I was Buying... They should want to Fix This Review so i can Update it to write the REAL Review of a 80 mW unit that they Sold to My Friend Phoenix77.


EDIT: Would you advise me to do anything to help? I put a Fan on it for like 10 min and then ran it and got 10 mW more out of it.
 
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jakeGT

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Re: PGL-III-C 40 mW(Should be >80 mW) 473 nm

So was this sold to rob as a 80mW unit? Because if so, that's pretty messed up. Ther is a big difference in price between 40 and 80mW 473nm units, we all know that. Would be nice to get either the 3 or 400 dollars back, or the real 80mW unit.

Have you talked to cni yet?
 

RA_pierce

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Re: PGL-III-C 40 mW(Should be >80 mW) 473 nm

Did it ever perform above >40mW? Was it verified at >80mW when purchased from CNI?
I think that the problem should have been sorted BEFORE it was sold.

Anyway, try talking to CNI. In my personal experience, when I had issues, I got a replacement quickly and it turned out in my favor.
Let them know of your situation. They might just hook you up with something like what I got:

 

goninanbl00d

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Re: PGL-III-C 40 mW(Should be >80 mW) 473 nm

Oh man, that was painful to read. Since when did 'let's-shit-on-the-font-and-size-buttons' approach cut it?

In any case, if it hasn't been brought to your attention already, CNI uses blanket labelling for their stickers. Often it's by wavelength range (i.e. in this case it'd be 450-490nm or so), up to a given power.

All the green PGL-III-Cs up to 500mW have a <500mW sticker. Does that mean they all do 500mW? No. They used to use one sticker for everything 400-600nm. Does that mean they're all suddenly broadband tunable lasers? No.

If the sticker says <80mW, but it was sold as a 40mW laser, then it's probably a 40mW laser, not a 80mW one.

If the wide wavelength range didn't give it away, I'm sure the fact that it was sold at 40mW would have.

I thought that wasn't hard to work out.
 

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Re: PGL-III-C 40 mW(Should be >80 mW) 473 nm

Rob should contact CNI, he sold it as a >80mW unit..



Anyway, great pictures :drool:
 

Krogith

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Re: PGL-III-C 40 mW(Should be >80 mW) 473 nm

Thanks DJNY, I'm Glad you like my Pictures. I added a Few Night Shots to now.
 

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Re: PGL-III-C 50 mW(Should be >80 mW) 473 nm

Glad to know you received the laser buddy. Good pics :)
 

Krogith

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Re: PGL-III-C 50 mW(Should be >80 mW) 473 nm

Glad to know you received the laser buddy. Good pics :)
Thanks, I'm loving the Color a LOT!

Later On I think I will Have to get a >80 mW one after I get a few other colors....:p
 

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Re: PGL-III-C 50 mW(Should be >80 mW) 473 nm

Great review, +1 for sure. I really have to get a 473 one day.
 




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