Author Topic: What upgrades need to be done on the 50w version?  (Read 82 times)

Network23

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 81
    • View Profile
What upgrades need to be done on the 50w version?
« on: July 15, 2018, 08:04:44 AM »
 I pulled the trigger and ordered a 50w blue and white.  I am aware it has better parts, but was wondering what should be changed out?

Zax

  • T2Laser
  • Global Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 5935
    • View Profile
    • T2Laser
Re: What upgrades need to be done on the 50w version?
« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2018, 10:58:59 AM »
I don't think anything needs to be changed out, just make sure you have a good cooling source. Use DI (or at least distilled) water in a closed system with a few drops of clear ethylene or propylene glycol (anti freeze). It will eliminate any bacterial growth.

The Chinese pumps usually don't last long, so a flow and temperature interlock switch on the coolant are very important, they will save your laser tube should something fail.

If you want the tube to last a long time, never use more than 90% power.