- Jan 12, 2008
Am i right in saying that the higher the nm.The more voltage needed.808nm needs 2 volts 650 needs 3,violet needs 4.5
No , that is completely off. : : Look at your example: 808 is the highest nm and needs the lowest voltage.jamilm9 said:Am i right in saying that the higher the nm.The more voltage needed.808nm needs 2 volts 650 needs 3,violet needs 4.5
The frequency doubles, the wavelength halves (1064=2 x 532, obviously). Frequency is measured in Hz , wavelength is measured in nm , so when you said nm , I assumed wavelength. :-/jamilm9 said:really but doesn't 1064nm double into 532nm.
Exactly... I say its that the shorter wavelength diodes are just less efficient than the IR diodes, most likely just being due to newer technology. IR seems to be the most efficient. Who knows, just a theory.Switch said:Yeah , but the power is the same, it's just that with shorter wave diodes, more of the input power is transfered to heat :