Hi all, I don't have my laser yet, (waiting on shipping stinks), but I'm trying to get everything all set for it. I've ordered a new air assist head from lightobject, and an 18mm lens to go with it, I have the hose and compressor for the air assist, a 5 gallon bucket with lid, 3 gallons of distilled water and a jug of automotive coolant, laser safety goggles, and a whole mess of switches (for interlocks).
What I'm really wondering about is the 10k wirewound multiturn pot that I ordered to replace the stock pot. I was lookign at datasheets on laser power supplies and they generally specified a 5k-10k pot, but it looks like these use a 1k pot. Is the 10k going to be an issue?
from what I understand it's just being used as a voltage divider as a reference for the output power of the machine, so personally, I wouldn't think it too terribly critical.