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now that im back into the hobby, I want to finally build a 700mw+ greenie. im sort of on a budget right now so which one has the best divergence, the NUGM03 or NUGM02? I plan on leaving the can on since me and open cans don't get along. im actually betting on the 525nm having the lowest Mrads. that's why I need yalls help. thanks
 



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Hi, Richie,
I understand about you not having luck with open can diodes. it took me a few mishaps to finally get the hang of it. But now its no issue. I jus ordered some500/700mW 520nm diodes and they have a can and window . If lucky might be here in a week or a little longer. I have some plans for them in a S11 convoy copper sink with 2X26350 batteries G8 lens or G2 what ever will work the best with this diode . I just built a 03 with at the ball lens 2X18650 its on my sales page. I also machined an adapter to use a 3X BE with it or without it .
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Hi, Richie,
I understand about you not having luck with open can diodes. it took me a few mishaps to finally get the hang of it. But now its no issue. I jus ordered some500/700mW 520nm diodes and they have a can and window . If lucky might be here in a week or a little longer. I have some plans for them in a S11 convoy copper sink with 2X26350 batteries G8 lens or G2 what ever will work the best with this diode . I just built a 03 with at the ball lens 2X18650 its on my sales page. I also machined an adapter to use a 3X BE with it or without it .
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Hey Rich, sorry I haven’t been on in a week or so. Yeah I think I’m gonna go for it again with the open can. Man those builds you have are just incredible man. Makes me wish I could order another from you. I still have the 2 10440 cell 9mm I got from you 2 years ago. I don’t use it much but it still works flawlessly, I guess I’m just too afraid to push that thing too hard. After all it’s 2.8W in a 12mm apx head. Heats up super fast!
So I ultimately decided on the NUGM03 from Jordan. Got here a couple days ago and I’m just waiting on some time to assemble it :) I tested it with a 1.2a driver laying around and it’s as bright as I imagined. I’m probably gonna go to the max of 1.8a hopefully it can handle it. Thanks for the reply earlier :D
 

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Hi ,
Glad you like the build from me ,Makes me feel good to know a customer is enjoying it.
The 03 / 525nm diode is great , I did open cans with them and I never had any trouble honestly. The Diode does well with e 3X beam expander with a G8 lens . The 03 at 1.8 should be ok with a responsible duty cycle and good heat sinking. The green high power get hot Im sure more than the blues. Well would like to see it lit up soon...
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You could actually push it harder than 1.8 amps if you wanted to. I have an NDG7475 doing 1100 mW with a 2 element lens. The NUGM03 is a similar diode.
ive been busy, sorry for that. that's really good to know because I was almost having second thoughts on going to 1800. I think ill start today, ive got everything I need now. I really wanted the NDG7475 but didn't have the money at the moment, I cant even comprehend 1100mw. I am definitely excited to see how much power mine will be putting out :)
Hi ,
Glad you like the build from me ,Makes me feel good to know a customer is enjoying it.
The 03 / 525nm diode is great , I did open cans with them and I never had any trouble honestly. The Diode does well with e 3X beam expander with a G8 lens . The 03 at 1.8 should be ok with a responsible duty cycle and good heat sinking. The green high power get hot Im sure more than the blues. Well would like to see it lit up soon...
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most definitely :)
yeah I actually plan on heat sinking the driver even though ive never had to do that at 1.8. but i have a couple little Al heatsinks laying around, might as well Lol. i plan on getting it done today or tomorrow now that i have everything i need. ill ceetainly post them here :)
 

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Hi ,
Also in the works is a S11 with a CU sink and adapter it will hold 2X26350 batteries , The machine work is done just waiting on the 22mm contact board to be fabricated and shipped. I have those new Sharp 520nm diode rated for 500/700mW's but need to see how efficient they are to get past 700mW's. 700 or 800mW's should be great for this build.
Rich:)
 
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Hi ,
Also in the works is a S11 with a CU sink and adapter it will hold 2X25350 batteries , The machine work is done just waiting on the 22mm contact board to be fabricated and shipped. I have those new Sharp 520nm diode rated for 500/700mW's but need to see how efficient they are to get past 700mW's. 700 or 800mW's should be great for this build.
Rich:)
I would definitely say so! What a time to get back into this hobby. You say 25350? That would be a good cell for my flashlight hobby. Companies are too far into the 21700 phase. Which is a great battery, only bad thing is 21700 won’t fit in most 18650 chargers like my Nitecore intellicharge and LUC. Anyhoo! I can’t wait to see the new build :D
 

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Hi,
I just edited the battery size its 26350 not 25350, I have machined a host for the 21700 battery some time back and still have some 21700's in stock. Waiting for the contact boards are the only thing pending for the build.
Rich:)
 

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Hi,
I just edited the battery size its 26350 not 25350, I have machined a host for the 21700 battery some time back and still have some 21700's in stock. Waiting for the contact boards are the only thing pending for the build.
Rich:)
okay that makes more sense lol! I really only have one thing that a 21700, my Klarus XT21X, wicked bright too! that 21700 host laser is gonna be so cool when that's done ;), its crazy to see just how many different types of Liion cells exist.
 




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