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Phazonx

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I burnt out like 4 and I was wondering, what would happen if I send 10 amps 12v though it. I/m not sure if it would do anything. But it couldn't hurt.
 

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Heat it up, probably. You might even blow your power supply if you're lucky.

Have fun.
 

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Or if you don't want them as a dummy load, offer to send them to others on the forum who are in the process of building a driver.
 

Cyparagon

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The resistance wouldn't be the same. I'm not sure that would work well.
 
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ok first
WTF when i was loading this page, firefox goes "transferring data from lasercommunity.com" WtFWtF WHO IZ TrAITORR
oh i just found out..
CYPARAGON UR AVATAR IS FROM LC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11!!1

and second,
a fried LD draws the same current as a good one doesnt it? i thought they worked the same
 

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I've used some of my LEDed LDs (LOL @me) as a dummy load and they seem to behave exactly the same as before they were LEDed but for the coherent light. YMMV
 

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ill take ur LED LD's, heck if its free I want it!!!

;D ;D

What do I do with dead LD's? :

I donno, I think I lost the last one I killed...

but hey the load test sounds coolio...

anyways, if ur gonna give em out, PM me and Ill give u my address ;D ;D

BTW, ur pic, is that a real capacitor going off?? If thats true I REALLY WANT TO TRY
 

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oh, thats a great idea!
i have some burnt identical LDs, and still didnt have the idea to use one of them in a new driver!
thank you, you just saved many LDs lives, perhaps! :)

if we are talking about high powered reds, they have ridiculously large dies. one day i will have to get some of them extracted.. they are millimeters long, not the grain of sand in others! isnt that absolutely amazing?!? (okay, i never ever found anyone in real live sharing my enthusiasm yet neither.. hehe)

manuel

edit, 5 sec after i posted:

they, the large dies, may be in similar size to 808nm dies.. practising soldering *big* and cheap diodes, anyone?
look up die4lasers, he writes how to do it.. sounds doable!
 




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