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20 Amp OEM Laser Diode Driver Module, with Optional Laser Power Control Mode
- Up to 45 Volt Compliance

sku / item#: LDD-1301 / LASER-DIODE-DRIVER
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Key Features
  • Up to 20 Amp CW Output
  • Up to 45 Volt Compliance Voltage
  • Optional Laser Power Control Mode Available
  • Suited for Laboratory and Production Environments
  • Offered by Meerstetter Engineering GmbH, a Laser Lab Source Marketplace Seller
  • Sold & Supported in North America by: LaserDiodeControl.com, part of the
    Laser Lab Source Marketplace Group

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  • Output Current Range: 0 A – 20 A
  • Compliance Voltage Range: 0.5 – 45 V
  • Current Setpoint Resolution: 2 mA
  • Current Ripple (Iout > 2 A): < 0.5% (typ)
  • Compliance Voltage (Vin 48 V): 10 V – 45 V
  • Output Current Rise Time: (Iout > 20 A): 500 ms
Optional Laser Power Control Mode
  • Configurable PID Control Parameters
  • Programmable Start-Up Phase
  • LPC Feedback: Photodiode Current Input up to 4.2 mA
Laser Safety Specifications
  • On-Board Interlock Connector
  • Ultra-Fast Output Switch-Off
  • Overcurrent Shutoff
  • Thermistor Input for Laser Chip Temp. Sensing
  • Auxiliary Thermistor Input for Heatsink Monitoring
General Specifications
  • Supply Voltage: 10.5 V – 48 VDC (53 VDC max)
  • Supply Current: 0 – 19 A
  • Input Voltage Ripple (max): 300 mVpp
  • Operating Temperature Range: 0ºC to 50ºC
  • Operating Humidity: 5% – 95%, non-condensing
  • Dimensions: 100 mm x 70 mm x 20 mm
  • Efficiency: >90%, at 50% load
  • Cooling: Conductively Cooled Baseplate
  • Communication: RS232, RS485, USB 2.0

Product Overview:

20 Amp, 45 Volt OEM Laser Diode Driver Overview

The LDD-1301 is an OEM high performance current source that is primarily designed to operate in CW mode. Basic system status is visually indicated by on-board LEDs, more detailed status information can be polled at any time.

The LDD-1301 can operate in a stand-alone configuration as well as in a remotely-controlled manner, with parameters adjusted on the fly. The laser diode driver is current-PID-controlled.

Equipped with optional light measurement circuitry, the LDD-1301 can also be operated as a Laser Power Controller (LPC). Inquire for details and ordering information.

Low Noise Output / Industry Leading Laser Diode Protection Features

These modules are innovative current drivers that contain a proprietary current source able to precisely drive laser diodes in CW mode. The driver board can be equipped with an optional laser power measurement circuit / photo-diode input. The LDD-1301 includes an input to monitor laser diode temperature (NTC thermistor input) and includes an auxiliary thermistor input to monitor the heat sink temperature. The LDD-1301 is fully digitally controlled; the firmware is upgradeable to offer various communication options and to meet specific customer requirements.

USB and RS485 Interfaces with Control Software

Configuration parameters further include: control source selection, maximum current limits, nominal current ramping, PID controller settings, NTC temperature sensor modeling coefficients, measurement circuitry calibration, error thresholds, etc. The LDD-1301 is configured over an industry-standard RS485 or a USB connection, either GUI-driven using the included LDD Service Software, or by direct parameter control using the predefined communication protocol.

The included PC-Software (USB / RS485) facilitates configuration, control, and real-time monitoring of the LDD-1303. All device settings are saved in non-volatile memory and can be backed up and restored.

The LDD-1301 is part of the LDD family of Meerstetter laser diode drivers, which are designed to operate alongside devices of the TEC family of Peltier controllers.

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