Well the magic blue smoke is out of my 10 amp Optlasers PID LPLDD driver.
I got the driver to power my NUBM44 diode. Got the TEC Diode cooler working. Then I went to setup the diode driver. I made the test load per the instructions. With a TTL @ 127 I got 250mV at the test pads (=2.5 watts). My Fluke only goes to 400mV so I slowly increased the TTL signal out of the controller, everything looked good for 5 watts at full power. When I got to a TTL = 255 the driver ran for a few seconds then POP!
It was probably one of the most spectacular failures of my short career, there were flashes, pops, and magic blue smoke. I can usually figure out pretty quickly what I did wrong, but this time not so much.
I emailed optlasers and the CEO and owner of the company wrote me back. I’m returning the card for replacement and he’ll see if they can figure out what went wrong, or more likely what I did wrong.
The yellow square on the photo is of a blown resister in the TTL circuit but having the correct 5v on that line, that shouldn’t have failed or caused the failure.
PSU 12v 26amp. I’ve ordered a 7.5 10amp PSU for the diode circuit for the replacement driver.