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PL520 Diodes - What Host Will YOU Use?

IsaacT

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Holy shit that is awesome! How much was it?

-Isaac
 



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I was just going to get a cheap 3A Mastech for less than $50 plus shipping. But, I found an Atten 5A for $78 w/ free shipping. After seeing how well it's build compared to the Mastech, it was an easy choice.

I can't wait to start using this thing! Now, if I just had an LPM...
 

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Here is my first build. One of my favorite hosts. A pen MXDL 10440 host.:D







 
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Jordan, that thing is SICK! I'm not familiar with the host though..I like it! Who made the heat sink for you? How are you focusing it?
 

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I am wanting one of these diodes so bad! Great pics DTR :beer:
 

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No heatsink. I had to machine a module down in diameter and the host is the sink they are only useful for lower power builds. Here are some I did previously. They really are very small hosts.



 

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Agh i remember the Zero DC :) I love the massive run time on it ;) haha
 

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DTR that is a work of art, sir! I love that build!
 

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I'm just getting back into lasers after a bit of a hiatus. I'm so happy to see these 520nm diodes are easily obtained now! I tried for a long time to get one of these from laser66 but they would never sell me one.

This thread had some good options with long run times, but I don't mind sacrificing battery life in exchange for small size. Right now I'm planning on running one of these with a microboost in a LeadLight host. My first green laser was a LeadLight so I figure my first diode green laser should be the same. :D
 

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Very nice! LeadLight is a pen style right? And I totally agree with you about size being more important!
 

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Yeah it's a pen style host. It looks much better than the typical DX/NewWish pen host IMO. :cool: I used to see the empty hosts sold on eBay but there aren't any there anymore, I hope they are still sold somewhere. I guess I'll have to search around a bit.
 
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Maybe THESE? Jayrob sells them and they are the only non Newwish styles I have seen. If those aren't it, link me a picture of what they look like and I will search around.

Peace,
Isaac
 

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Ok, I sold a laser and I am now getting a replacement diode.

R.I.P. other diode...
 







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