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Please help me wire a laser diode as simply as possible.

I know nothing about current or voltage and I just want to know if there is a quick and dirty way to wire a laser diode to a power source without killing it. Thanks.

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frollard (author)2009-06-02

thats just the trick - the diode needs an exact amount of voltage and current (amperage). If those go over, it'll burn out. What is the diode out of? Does it have a part number? You can look up the spec sheets.