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Thread: Jackpot Kimmon HeCd Brand new! :)

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    Laser Warning Jackpot Kimmon HeCd Brand new! :)

    I took a chance on Ebay for this one. The seller didn't know it's status but said the box appeared unopened and never used. With shipping I snagged this for $250.00. I have the correct power supply I purchased for my other used kimmon. As soon as I get it set up I will hopefully post some running pictures. But for now take a look.
    I fired it up today with my used power supply she fired right up and 0 hours on the hour meter. I took some shots of plastic fluoresces images.

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    Last edited by dhg6; 08-09-2018 at 08:53. Reason: Running pictures

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    Nice score! I'd imagine a set of visible mirrors for it will be easy to find.

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    They're sealed mirror tubes unfortunately, otherwise mine would be blue now!

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    Indeed. I'm lucky my HeCd is dual wavelength. Very nice find. Kimmons are great HeCds. Nice Score. i always liked the glasswork on metal vapor lasers. it's like looking at a work of art.

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    Laser Warning Here is a little secret

    I also purchased a Kimmon CD4123-R with a power supply $249 with shipping. The tube is pristine the power supply needs repaired. I'm currently working on it, and hopefully will have some running pictures soon and it's visible 442nm.
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    Very cool find! I had a luck of buying a brand-new copper vapour laser tube for three times, that was very surprising.

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    Once you start using the new laser make sure to run it now and then or they go bad! Best, Phil
    Phil Bergeron( AKA 142laser)

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    Yeah, they recommend running them every month or two in standby for 24-48 hours or something. it says in the manual in the back somewhere IIRC. It represses the helium that leaks from the reservoir to keep the pressure correct. The omnichrome ones need it too to a lesser extent, but they store alot better. the Kimmons and Liconix tubes tend to be more leaky for some reason. Hell, I don't even know if any Lx tubes even still lase without having had service within the last decade...which is not cheap. Processing HeCds makes the other tubes look like child's play.

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