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PL520 Diodes - What Host Will YOU Use?

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My 3 yr old daughter loves MLP, I'm ashamed to admit I know all their names & personalities after watching months of it on TV with her :crackup:

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Why ashamed? The show is intended for exactly the situation you are in. Its geared for two audiences which you and your daughter fit into. Their personalities are exactly why I enjoy the show.
 



danefex

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I guess that explains why I dont mind watching it with her hehe :crackup:

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I put mine in a C6 from JayRob. Now I need one in yellow, orange and blue or indigo. 445/450 kind of falls between blue and indigo. 450 would satisfy me for indigo if I ever get something around 473 for blue.
 

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I decided to drop mine into one of DTR's Sky-Ray hosts.
 
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Where do you get a microboost, why is it better than the benboosts, and do the microboosts come preseet to your current?

Thanks,
Isaac

I had almost forgotten about their existence.
 

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im not sure whats up with the ben boosts but wherent they getting startup spikes?
microboost got a pot to adjust between currents and bridging resistors will change that current ranges.

im not sure where you can get them anymore actually, dont think dr.lava is still making them.
 

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I'm going to be driving mine with an X-Boost. It has soft startup as well as an adj pot. I got one of the micro versions that's (if memory serves) nearly identical in size to the benboost. I keep bouncing around with my final decision on current but I will be settling somewhere between 270mA and 300mA.
 
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Do you know where to get an x-boost of that size with preset current? The hardest part for me is finding preset current because I don't have a multimeter.
 

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No multimeter !?!?!

Serious bro? You know you can grab a cheap one off of ebay for nothing right?

I would ask Lazeerer himself for the driver.
 

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I have only ever bought one thing off eBay, I am used to multimeters costing 20 bucks. Then you add in another 20 bucks or so for a test load and I could buy another diode with that money. I had a multimeter for awhile but it died somehow.
 

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Time to pass on a diode and host a get a multimeter. I can get them for free with any purchase with the coupon at harbor freight tools!
 

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Time to pass on a diode and host a get a multimeter. I can get them for free with any purchase with the coupon at harbor freight tools!
I was just about to sari harbour freight I have a nice fluke and the harbour freight $5-$10 one gets the same readings pretty much.

I know lazeerer is really busy right now with orders. I have an adj xboost mini coming I an planning on running mine around 200ma. You might want to try Cajun lasers I know they sell his stuff.
 

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quote: Will be using the RL-118 Stainless steel with a copper heatsink and module, jayrob knurled focus adapter.

fiddy, that will be sweet, sweet! love that host.


when i can buy a pl520 i think i would put it into an aurora ss host.
 
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Isaac...I got nothin but love for ya bro, but yeah...time to get a meter. I would still get the cheapest one at radio shack before the harbour freight. But, that's just this scumbag's preference.

Not to rub it in, but I just ordered a new 30V, 5A bench PSU. I'm too excited.
 







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