New laser diodes.
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New laser diodes.

by chz76 on Tue Jan 29, 2013 11:57 am

Hello, I'm brand new to the site, have been dabbling in homebrewed electronics and projects for a while now. Recently ordered my beaglebone from Adafruit and have had a good time playing around with it.
I started a new project using lasers as a trip wire. I ordered 2 lasers from adafruit and when they arrived I went to work putting them into the system. The first one works awesome. However when I hooked the second one up... nothing. Will not even turn on. I apologize if this is in the wrong area, as I couldn't find a more suitable one.
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Re: New laser diodes.

by adafruit_support_bill on Tue Jan 29, 2013 1:15 pm

What are you using to power these?
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Re: New laser diodes.

by chz76 on Tue Jan 29, 2013 6:42 pm

A 3.6V LI battery scavenged from a cordless phone.
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Re: New laser diodes.

by adafruit_support_bill on Wed Jan 30, 2013 6:58 am

That should be a suitable supply. Contact support@adafruit.com with a link to this thread and we will replace the one that doesn't work.
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