Old thread, I know but thought I’d add to the great info already here rather than start a new thread.
I made a curing chamber of an old 0.7 ft³ counter-top microwave oven from Craigslist ($10) by gutting the m-wave stuff (Magnetron, HV X-fmr, diode , and ballast capacitor), and installed a 30 W 405 nm ultraviolet UV and power supply; retaining the microwave’s timer/turntable/etc.
The UV LED was mounted (w/ heat sink compound) to an old CPU heat sink, that assembly then mounted in an enlarged hole where the magnetron and it’s waveguide had been in the side of the oven. There was plenty of room in the oven’s side compartment for the LED, heat sink and LED power supply. There are two screws mechanically fastening the heat sink to the wall, I used metallic duct tape to seal an “pretty” it all up.
The microwave’s active cross flow cooling, designed for a 700 W device, is entirely adequate to the 30 W LED’s cooling needs.
I also used a couple of strips of the tape o the oven’s door, as the 30W LED is very bright (10-15 minutes seems to cure anything, were I doing this again I might use a 10 W LED).
Here’s a link to the LED on Amazon ($16.29);
And the constant current power supply ($10.92);
Here are some photos of the finished project;
just a plain 'ol microwave
UV LED mounted on an old CPU heat sink and installed in place of the magnetron–the “bump” above the LED is left over waveguide I did not remove. (I see I need yet to clean up some of the grinding dust from enlarging the hole):
Chrome duct tape on window in m-wave door–I had considered lining the entire interior with foil, however with the 30 W LED the gloss white seems to relect the UV quite well…
LED ON (room lights on)
LED ON (room lights off)
OEM schematic of m-wave
As modified schematic of m-wave