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Thread: Big green modules for projection: OPSL vs DPSS? ~10W to ~15W

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    Quote Originally Posted by masterpj View Post
    What do you do with the died off OPSL lasers? Send them back for a refurb or sell them off cheaper?
    Currently in the "to be fixed / when-Dan-has-time-to-tinker-drawer"



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    Is it the pump diode that wears out on them really?

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    Quote Originally Posted by masterpj View Post
    Is it the pump diode that wears out on them really?

    Not really with a good driver.
    Very bad drivers, or purposely overdriving them = pump diode failure / shorter life... but then you have yourself to blame for that.

    "Natural causes" = tend to be LBO failure. Mostly due to moisture, or other degradation.

    The OPS chips are quite reliable.
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    That has to be 100k of lasers. To have set of rgby of those would be really out of this world. End my building forever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by danielbriggs View Post
    Very bad drivers.
    Not supposed to arrive as the drivers sold by OEMs needs to be certified by Coherent, if I'm correct

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    Quote Originally Posted by sbk View Post
    Not supposed to arrive as the drivers sold by OEMs needs to be certified by Coherent, if I'm correct
    Correct - but just stating what would happen potentially for "aftermarket" // DIY // Non-OEM // 2nd hand use
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    An new LBO shouldn't set you back that much comparatively.. im still amazed how come no other company has went on to rival the OPSL product line of coherent or made some kind of aftermarket product in regards to it.
    I would love to see some competition in that area to drive prices around.

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