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PHR-803 & RCKSTR driver question

whitewhidow

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Ok, i got my parts in, for my first simple build, using a hotlight, PHR-803, and a rckstr driver.

Now my question is, how exactly do i hook these up ?

Here is how i am assuming this would work?

I solder the case pin to the negative pin?

Then attach the LD's + to the drivers outgoing +,

Then the drivers incoming + to the battery's +

and the case completes the circuit?


Does this make sense??


What alse should i watch out for ? as im trying not to fry this diode or driver ...

Thx in advance.
 
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chipdouglas

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it sounds like you got it... watch out for ESD when you set your driver. make sure to short you driver to discharge the cap. just take the + and - of the diode side of the driver and touch them for a second. make sure you do this before you hook your laser to the driver. and for a long lasting relationship, don't set the driver higher than like 100ma.
 

whitewhidow

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Nice, so i can just clip those 2 (case and neg) short, and solder them together.

Could i then use the remaining pin, and solder it DIRECTLY to the RCKSTR driver? or is the contact not center to the driver enough (cant check atm)? should i put a wire in betweeen?
 




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