Connecting SP 80w laser tube

jezter6
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Connecting SP 80w laser tube

Postby jezter6 » Wed May 10, 2017 5:05 am

I'm torn between a Reci and the SP 80w tube sold by LO. In looking again at the SP80, it says no soldering iron used or the warranty voided.
I've heard the Reci tubes have a sweet screw style post, but all other tubes have the wire lead hanging out. If you're not soldering it, what are you doing to connect those tubes?

I did see some cheap connection thing on BuildYourCNC where you soldered your wire onto some sort of connector that screwed tight on the laser lead? Is that the "main" non-solder method?

Mike Teachman
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Re: Connecting SP 80w laser tube

Postby Mike Teachman » Fri May 26, 2017 9:09 am

Here is what we do in our makerspace:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YBtMBGnp5pw

It gives a reliable connection and does not put stress on the connection posts.


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