The X-Drive is encased in the back of the model connected to the diode. Modules are wired with extremely flexible 26AWG wire that is burn proof and makes for very easy soldering.
Driver Current Draw 1.7A +/- 0.5A. Lens M9x0.5mm Threaded 405-G-2. Duty Cycle 120 seconds on 30 seconds off with proper heatsinking. If this is your first laser build here is a great place to start. The, "I want to build a laser", Thread.If you are looking for a host here are some of the more popular host/heatsink kits that will work with these diodes and if you want something that is not listed in those links that I show in my tutorials below shoot me a message and I can point you in the right direction for them. Nichia NDB7875 9mm 445nm Laser Diode. Here is a quick power test on this diode with a G-2 Lens.
Here is one of my favorite hosts. Here is a list of all the items that I carry. Here is a list of tutorials I have made and experiments that can help give you ideas for your next project. Check Out My Reviews & Build Tutorials.Disclamer By purchasing these diodes you are agreeing to the following. You are over 18 years of age. You understand that these components that are mentioned above are dangerous when not properly assembled into a finished product. You will use these as components and properly incorporate them into a finished product. You will use these diodes/modules in a safe and responsible manner and for a legal purpose. You are legally responsible for the use of these components, improper use of these components or their end products. You are legally responsible for any injury to anybody resulting from the use of or assembly of these components or their finished products. Therefore, this diode/module is exempt from compliance with the appropriate requirements of FDA 21CFR, section 1040.10 and 1040.11 for complete products. The item "Nichia NDB7875 445nm 9mm Copper 445nm Blue Laser Module WithX-Drive & 405-G-2" is in sale since Monday, September 24, 2012.
This item is in the category "Business & Industrial\Healthcare, Lab & Life Science\Lab Equipment\Lab Lasers & Photonics". The seller is "dtr-lpf" and is located in Saint Louis, Missouri. This item can be shipped worldwide.