laser power meter probe

Hardware settings, adjustments and fixes and other hardware discussion. This includes the "doHICky" Laser Power measurement system by Russ.
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Re: laser power meter probe

Postby Keith Sherwin » Thu Aug 25, 2016 8:01 pm

You might try purchasing Russ' dohickey. It is probably the best buy.
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Re: laser power meter probe

Postby Bill Wazny » Mon Nov 28, 2016 9:29 pm

I have ordered Russ's DoHICkey and an ebay meter. Patiently awaiting delivery of both so that I can test my new true 60 watt tube.
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Re: laser power meter probe

Postby Dustin Hawkinson » Tue Nov 29, 2016 10:19 pm

I second the dohickey. It works great for me.
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Re: laser power meter probe

Postby Ian Bell » Wed Nov 30, 2016 1:22 am

I'm working my way through the videos, haven't encountered the dohickey yet. Can someone drop me a link to where to purchase it or post in here if that's ok
Planning either a 60W or 80W laser
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Re: laser power meter probe

Postby Keith Sherwin » Wed Nov 30, 2016 5:32 am

Video #53. The DoHICky is listed in the Index found in viewtopic.php?f=6&t=668
I believe he tells how to contact him to order. There he also shows you the correct Temperature Probe to order.
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Re: laser power meter probe

Postby Ian Bell » Wed Nov 30, 2016 5:54 am

Thanks Keith, I'm at video 16 at the minute so a wee bit to go yet.

The videos are great and watching them in advance of actually getting the machine is a boost. as I reckon I'm a typical male, I only read a manual when I'm stuck.
Planning either a 60W or 80W laser
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Re: laser power meter probe

Postby Keith Sherwin » Wed Nov 30, 2016 6:02 am

Ian, The manual from here is an interesting read even if you just skim it to know what settings there are and
how to save yourself from yourself :!:
The ABSOLUTE MOST IMPORTANT page to read is PAGE 12 and the three sections referred to at the bottom of that page.
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Re: laser power meter probe

Postby Ian Bell » Wed Nov 30, 2016 6:17 am

I'm ahead of you Keith - already read it, although it will make a bit more sense when I have RDworks installed. Some good info links in there too.
Planning either a 60W or 80W laser
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Re: laser power meter probe

Postby Keith Sherwin » Wed Nov 30, 2016 6:27 am

You do realize that you can just D/L RDWorks and play with it. No need to actually have a laser. There is a link on the forum but http://en.rd-acs.com/down.aspx?TypeId=5 ... 4:50074:14 will get you to it. Current Release is V8.01.18 and the Beta is V8.01.19. http://www.rd-acs.com/Private/Files/320 ... 5f1a5e.rar is the link for V8.01.19.
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Re: laser power meter probe

Postby Ian Bell » Wed Nov 30, 2016 7:03 am

Yes I certainly do realise, but I tend to work with practical examples and then perform the machining.

At the minute I'm gathering info on additional items that I will need to purchase so that on machine receipt I'm ready to operate it properly. e.g. Ammeter and power meter so that I don't inadvertently shorten the laser tube life.
Planning either a 60W or 80W laser
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