- Oct 28, 2007
Oh BTW, can you keep looking to see if you can find a model, or part number? Maybe pics of the label?
good tip. thanks, i'll do this for the next oneamkdeath said:WHat I do is if the diode is visible from the outside of the sled (like blu-ray sleds, or from you pic I assume these sleds) is that I vise the sled down tight, and make it so I have a clear view of the pins. then I stick my soldering iron on, and pry off the junk using small DX presicion tweesers.
then I harvest the diode.
dang thats too bad. i just put my open can in a dorcy jr with a 3.3 ohm resistor and i think i must have broken the diode when i was harvesting it because it is really dim and looks burnt outFrothyChimp said:I harvested the red, open can diode from the newegg order and got it all cleaned up. The only reason I purchased it was to test a new driver circuit I built. It has adjustable current with display, modulation, and runs on 6-12volts. It's a design I've been working on for a lab style driver to test laser diodes. Right now it puts out between 5 and 290mA but with a bit of tweaking it'll push 500mA. I'm also thinking about doing one that'll push up to 2A
Well I was getting ready to solder some fine leads onto the diode when it slipped and fell to the floor. I couldn't see it on the floor so I pushed my lab chair back and CRUNCH. So endeth the lesson.
Maybe I'll just order one from SenKat or someone. I just want to test the driver circuit. I've loaded it with diodes and a stack of high output LEDs but it ain't a laser until you attach a laser diode. I could use the IR diode but it's hard to take impressive pictures with an IR laser.