Ok if it's just me, sorry, i'm stupid...
first of all, I've been "modding" my leadlight 110 apc board like mad, i've ripped off the APC modual, i've shorted out the pot, i've done a resistor jump to bypass the APC completely..
i've removed a 220 resistor from the back of the driver board, shorted it out, and of all these mods, i've gained very little brightness... it's probably up around 20 - 25mw of power now, which is great and all but........ . . .. . ..... .
I measured the 220 resistor, it's actually around 32 ohms of resistance, that's very little...
now the confusing part
when doing all these mods, people seem to worry about the amperage not the voltage.. what's a resistor do? a Resistor drops the voltage, not the amperage right?
a light bulb at 3.5 volts, let's say it draws 500ma, in other words, a 3.5volt battery (1000ma) can supply a 3.5volt bulb X 500ma for approx 2hours before the battery goes dead 3.5v x 250ma would last for 4 hours on a 100ma 3.5v battery.. and so on..
a laser modual, it draws however many MA it needs, where on the driver board does it control the ma? i mean if you stick a resistor on a light bulb at 3.5volts x 300ma, you could lower the voltage to say 3.0volts, but it would still be pulling 300ma right?
So by dropping the resistance by bypassing something, decreasing the resistance, you get a brighter laser, what determines how many ma's it pulls, all i see is Voltage mods, not amperage modifications.