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View Poll Results: Which type of laser do you prefer?

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  • Battery powered Pointers/Modules...

    3 37.50%
  • Plug in the wall Modules...

    3 37.50%
  • Who cares as long as it is bright?

    2 25.00%
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Thread: Batterys or Wall Plug???

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    Flashaholic* allthatwhichis's Avatar
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    Question Batterys or Wall Plug???

    I'm just curious about people's preferences? At this point I prefer something that I can plug into the wall. I hate looking form batterys, and something I can leave on for a while and can intergrate into a laser show...
    Last edited by allthatwhichis; 07-17-2006 at 06:09 PM.

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    Default Re: Batterys or Wall Plug???

    Totally agree with you. In my case, I really wanted something that could be on for long periods, be stable stable (I'm not into holography just yet), and could be integrated into a graphics projector. I'm still waiting for my scanners, but when I get them, I'll start to build my projector .

    My pointers are used mainly for that, for pointing . I'm not at all interested in burning trash bags, or popping balloons .

    On the other hand, I can see the benefits of battery powered "pointers" à la PGL III. You may want high power any time, anywhere, so that's the way to go.

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    Default Re: Batterys or Wall Plug???

    Although pointers are nice and convenient, batteries can become a hassle. My favorite laser is by far my helium neon. It very easy to expirement with and not worry about draining the batteries.

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    Talking Re: Batterys or Wall Plug???

    I have a 1mW HeNe tube with a generic 12V psu. It always shocks the shitte out of me. Something about a resistor not being 100% or so... or that's what the eBay seller told me when I asked if that was normal... It works though, and as long as I don't touch it in the worng place I am shock free... It is not big enough to warrent a spot in my sig...

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    Default Re: Batterys or Wall Plug???

    I like that 10mW argon ion in your signature line though...looks quite similar to my 16mW 488nm single line TEM00 argon ion.

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    Default Re: Batterys or Wall Plug???

    I originally had a 52mW pointer, and absolutely loved it,,, till it died

    Probably due to me using it for long periods of time with my scanner setup,
    even though I had a fan on it, they just arent ment for long term use,
    and I dont think they are very reliable.

    Now, I have a 100mW 532nm ThermoElectric Cooled table top, plug in module on the way.
    MUCH more reliable, and will be better suited for the scanner setup.

    I would like to find another nice pointer though, I do miss it,
    and it was cool to actually be able to hold it in your hand, and take it anywhere.

    Maybe if I dont use it for long periods like I did before, it will be more reliable.

    ~John

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    Cool Re: Batterys or Wall Plug???

    Quote Originally Posted by The_LED_Museum
    I like that 10mW argon ion in your signature line though...looks quite similar to my 16mW 488nm single line TEM00 argon ion.
    Yea, I will hopefully love it once it arrives... I am still waiting on a tracking number... I would like to make a RGB laser show and also bounce as much of the beams around my home for "mood" lighting. I still need a nice red module though.

    @jtice

    I had a 15mW greenie from AtlasNova that I killed the same way, well I had it in the Laser FX for about 3 hours straight and it got REAL dim really quick... Looked like about .25mW. That why I got the plug in module. I wanted something I could forget was on and not die... I tend to be rough on things...

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