If the lack of the lip was any sort of a problem, I would not be selling it as such.
Trust me, it works exactly the same, it does not affect thermal transfer one bit, helps to reduce the time needed to make the sink and keep the price low.
If you are so paranoid about it, I would have no trouble sending out a unit for testing or whatever you want to do with it to calm your nightmares - because I am that sure of my design and machining skills.
Would you make a "lipped" for a whopping $15 shipped?
I found a US seller for the host btw...still pricing everything out and figuring out what my budget is...I have to get xmas presents soon...too bad no one would enjoy a laser :eg:
The lip with a little mx-4 thermal compound will most definitely increase thermal transfer marginally due to the surface area of the lip touching the diode or the compound then the diode which will be almost i would say 30% more surface area. That's alot more heat transfer...the no lip version is like diet Pepsi...though some people like it, its just missing that sweet taste of real sugar to make it over the top.
Call me crazy but I want to make this into a 1.1 or 1.2W. Duty cycles duty cycles duty cycles.
I've had some trouble disassembling these little things. What IF the solder is latched onto the sides of the head? I've tried desoldering, but it heatsinks too well, and either the braid gets stuck on the blob, or the PCB deteriorates... ideas?
I guess you're right. Back when I had two C3's I had no idea of any lasers of any sort. Now that I joined the flashlight-gutting-laser-modding community, I now know how to work these things. But to get these things apart back then, I basically destroyed the entire head... since Im now more knowledgeable, I think Ill try that approach the next time I get my hands on a C3.
Thanks for the help. My iron is a HAKKO blue 40 watt iron.