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Higher power laser

I keep finding 10-15W laser modules on aliexpress can the emblaser 1 drive that if it can be made to fit?

The Emblaser 1 PCB can supply a maximum of 3 amps of current to the laser diode, so if the diode needs more than that, it will not be possible.

We are currently using one of the most powerful available diodes in our Emblaser 2 machines and they can reliably produce 5 watts of laser power. Although you can find information on the internet about running diodes higher, please be aware that this will cause permanent damage to them and severely reduce their life span.

At the moment we are not aware of any commercially available single diodes capable of reaching anywhere near 10-15 watts. I would be very wary of anyone promising this level of power.