Switchmode power supply hacking (power your laser)

[Mike] wanted a better power supply for his argon laser, so he modded some switchmode power supplies. With a few tweaks, he had a few adjustable voltage outputs and a nice solid supply of electrons for his laser projects. If you need a lab quality adjustable power supply for your projects, this is a nice way to get it on the cheap. (He’s in the UK, but the same ideas should apply to us models.


  1. cbob says:

    What no LED’s?

  2. Max says:

    This is a similar laser to one I rebuilt years ago. I used a very basic analog p/s but it still works even after 15 years :)

  3. herbicide says:

    What do LEDs matter when it’s for powering a LASER!

  4. dazed_maunder says:

    go back a page look down,whats wiith the money hungery links??? what the fukk i come 2 hack a day every day and i expect 2 click on a link and get a nice web page explaining an awesome hack,then 2day i get some bs bout some free tv shite and wouldent u know it’s not free?!? i dont get it why is it on here?r they some kinda sponcer or is hack just tryin 2 sell us?? why is this happenin??
    am i the only 1 who sees this or thinks this?
    am i completly put of line with this comment or r they tryin 2 sell us??
    im just not understanding why that shite is there thats all,cmon now every 1 sign up and pay 4″satellite tv”

  5. dandin1 says:

    herbicide: I think he’s joking. ;)
    dazed_maunder: Man what are you talking about? After decoding your message, it seems like you most likely clicked on the *advertisements*. Clicking on the *advertisements* and buying their products is not manditory.

  6. qazwiz says:

    crank it up herbicide :)

  7. generic says:

    ima firin’ mah lazer

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