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    Default Nova 24, 60 watt tube - what max current?

    I bought a Thunder Laser Nova 24 with 60-watt tube and would like to know the maximum current that it can be normally operated at. The tube doesn't list a manufacturer's name but does bear the designation "C70" so I'm guessing it might be made my SPT:

    http://www.laserwd.com/product_c70-7...tube_9118.html

    The specs for that say 15-25 mA which seems a mite broad to me. Does anyone out there have any info? I tried emailing Thunder Laser tech support last week, but have had no reply. Perhaps I should try their sales email address.

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    Default Re: Nova 24, 60 watt tube - what max current?

    Is anyone at Thunder Laser reading the forum?



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    Default Re: Nova 24, 60 watt tube - what max current?

    For any reading this thread in the future, Thunder Laser got back to me and said that their 60-watts tubes should be operated at 20 mA maximum.



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    Default Re: Nova 24, 60 watt tube - what max current?

    Thanks



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    Default Re: Nova 24, 60 watt tube - what max current?

    Quote Originally Posted by Labern View Post
    Thanks
    Are you not using the TL New Zealand support service? Did you buy from them, or from TL direct? I was pushed to their NZ support person for all sales and support, which is a bit naff as they also retail.

    Nothing worse than competing with the wholesaler for retail sales - not the way I would run a business.



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    Default Re: Nova 24, 60 watt tube - what max current?

    I'm in the US so was using the US distributor in Texas somewhere. I got the answer to my current question from ThunderLaser direct via email. My past support experience with the US distributor was pretty non-productive, though they were nice enough with the sale and I had no issues with with importing the laser or delivery as they handled all of that and did a great job.



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    Default Re: Nova 24, 60 watt tube - what max current?

    Yes I used the NY Support service.

    MichaelHenry are you enjoying your laser?
    Have you played around with many materials?



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    Default Re: Nova 24, 60 watt tube - what max current?

    Quote Originally Posted by Labern View Post
    Yes I used the NY Support service.

    MichaelHenry are you enjoying your laser?
    Have you played around with many materials?
    Yes, I've been really pleased with the Nova 24 for the most part. I've tried acrylic (cast & extruded), baltic birch ply, metal marking with LaserBond, silicone rubber, polyethylene foam, some sort of phenolic sheet (that scorched more than cut) and marking with Laser Tile, a ceramic tile product that has some sort of coating that darkens on exposure to the laser beam. Up next is some hardwood for a small custom tool enclosure. The laser is in my garage in the mid-western US and I've operated it at temperatures from 25 °F to 95 °F. The Nova 24 came with the air assist pump, a really quiet blower, a CW-5000 chiller plus a little tool kit, some spare mirrors and a spare lens. I added the optional hi-res and 4" FL lens kit and a chuck-style rotary axis. I haven't used the rotary axis yet, but it looks decent.



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