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    hey everyone-

    sorry if this has been covered, but its almost 2 AM and i honestly dont feel like searching through all of these threads right now.

    couple questions-

    1) any USA purchasers of these casio projectors?

    2) If the above answer is no, any interest? I would be in!!

    3) if this in *any way* screws with any other group buys or peoples plans on reimbursement i *will not* purchase one.

    4) What are we *REALISTICALLY* expecting from these diodes? Under normal, properly powered and cooled diodes, what are we looking at for output? ~300-500mW??

    5) Without any sort of corrective optics, are we looking at beams similar to 635/650 modules? Worse? Better? No idea?

    6) any ideas of what optics will be needed to tame the beams?

    7) what are we looking at for drivers?

    Anything im missing?

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    Marc,

    The janitor has you covered:
    http://www.photonlexicon.com/forums/...ad.php?t=11371

    Housing, TEC, and corrective optics are all planned... Dr.Lava also has a housing thread going which may be up your alley.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gottaluvlasers View Post
    1) any USA purchasers of these casio projectors?
    7) what are we looking at for drivers?
    Anything im missing?
    -Marc
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    I have a pair of the 445's on the way from Admin. They are suppose to show up today. With any luck, I should also have a pair of Flexmod's arrive today as well. I'm going to be converting 2 dead Maxy modules. As part of the deal for the Maxy's, I'm going to be streaming/recording the conversion process so if anyone else wan't the do the same they'll have a video to reference. Or they can send them to me and I'll do the conversion for a small fee.

    4) What are we *REALISTICALLY* expecting from these diodes? Under normal, properly powered and cooled diodes, what are we looking at for output? ~300-500mW??
    I read somewhere that someone was pushing just over a watt out of one of these. Since the Maxy's aren't TEC cooled, I probably wont push more than 500-700mW. And when installed in my projector, I doubt I'll have it set to more than 150-200mW since it will be combined with a 473.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DZ View Post
    I have a pair of the 445's on the way from Admin. They are suppose to show up today. With any luck, I should also have a pair of Flexmod's arrive today as well. I'm going to be converting 2 dead Maxy modules. As part of the deal for the Maxy's, I'm going to be streaming/recording the conversion process so if anyone else wan't the do the same they'll have a video to reference. Or they can send them to me and I'll do the conversion for a small fee.



    I read somewhere that someone was pushing just over a watt out of one of these. Since the Maxy's aren't TEC cooled, I probably wont push more than 500-700mW. And when installed in my projector, I doubt I'll have it set to more than 150-200mW since it will be combined with a 473.
    I have been running on in an aixiz module and an aixiz mount with a dab of heat compound and a 4 inch fan for over 30 hours, running and its been sitting at 900mw. Doesnt even feel above room temp

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    Quote Originally Posted by dream beamz View Post
    I have been running on in an aixiz module and an aixiz mount with a dab of heat compound and a 4 inch fan for over 30 hours, running and its been sitting at 900mw. Doesnt even feel above room temp
    Oh that's awesome to know. Thanks for sharing!

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    MAXYZ modules are good, but these from z-bolt have much more surface area:


    They are bored for 12mm modules.

    They stay extremely cool just mounted to a metal baseplate, (my 500mW 445 tops out around 35C in a warm room, much less in an air conditioned room) but if you wanted to get crazy you can set one on a TEC..

    They can be purchased here. (they're the fourth item on the list in the middle of the page..)
    Last edited by ElektroFreak; 06-12-2010 at 12:19.

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    Hey Pat -

    Quote Originally Posted by ElektroFreak View Post
    ...these from z-bolt have much more surface area:...They can be purchased here.
    Thanks for the link / ref - those are nice! I like that they've got an ideal spot for a 'fan', too, (if ever-needed... )

    thx...
    j
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    Thank you so much for the link. That heatsink is only located a few miles from my house.

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    I bought a couple of those a while ago- I was happy with the quality.
    One thing to watch out for though, at least 6 months or so ago, I noticed that their online order page was not secure (https, etc..) so I just called and ordered them the old fashioned way- they were really nice.
    ***edit, just went and looked & it looks like they have addressed the website security concerns. Just looking makes me want to buy a couple

    -Mike
    Last edited by mikkojay; 06-13-2010 at 09:13.


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