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Re-Do Elk puzzle

Posted: Sun Nov 27, 2016 9:29 am
by Honk

My 6 Watt laser diode went bad, I had an extra 2 Watt and I am up and going again. I have this going at 155IPM, .007 Resolution, 190 3rd Axis Depth, 25%, with the Arduino. That's 3 times faster than my other 2 Watt,(the last time I did this elk) I don't get it??? I re-set my Diode Driver to 1.75 Amps. Its running good but I wonder how long?

Re: Re-Do Elk puzzle

Posted: Sun Nov 27, 2016 9:54 am
by Picengravertoo

are you sure you did not get your 2W & 6W laser diode mixed up? The other one may have failed (2W?) because of driving it with too much amps. The fastest I can laser engrave photos with our 2W M140 LD is 80IPM with full power in black areas.

The Max amps for a M140 2W is 1.7a by the specs. As long as the amps are varying when engraving shades, you should be OK, if it is the 2W LD. ;-D

I fixed your YouTube link. The one to copy and paste is the browser link, then highlight it in your post and then select the YouTube button.


Re: Re-Do Elk puzzle

Posted: Sun Nov 27, 2016 10:29 am
by Honk
Hi Jeff
Yea they're two different critters. The 6 Watt is all copper. I am using the lens I was using on the 6 Watt. It might be that this GRBL is not quite understandable to me. 155 IPM might be off but it is way faster

I have done that YouTube thing right before but I didn't remember how. Don't forget I am supper old and I forget.
Thanks Jerry