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    Default Phunny Phings You Have Pheard Photon Lexicon Laserists Say...

    In response to a "Why would I use this expensive power supply for my Diode" question, I heard a laserist say:

    "Because the laser itself is rarer than hen's bollocks in the large subset of non - hermaphrodite chickens?"

    Might have been me that typed that....

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    Priceless Steve!

    There is a thread on the "other" forum where a guy just blew up a 488 nm diode because he didn't use a constant current driver. Granted, 488 nm in a direct diode isn't as rare as some other wavelengths, but it's still pretty far from common. Why someone would risk a $100 diode by not buying a $25 driver is beyond me...

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    I thought my quote was rather funny and on point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by buffo View Post
    Why someone would risk a $100 diode by not buying a $25 driver is beyond me...
    I feel the same way about Lasorbs. They are only $8 each and may save your diode. It isnít really even a matter of the cost of diodes these days (with a few exceptions), but more about the trouble of replacing a dead diode and realigning everything. A few bucks preventing an issue versus four hours fixing something later? Thatís an easy call!

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