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Dex1994

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Laser Power
« on: June 04, 2017, 02:06:36 PM »
I have a 2500mw machine, but am wondering about the 5w and 7w laser modules I have seen.

Are the higher wattage diode lasers overpowered, and therefore less reliable/shorter lifetime?

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Re: Laser Power
« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2017, 02:35:41 PM »
Yes, most are over powered and some are fixed focus which means you need a z-axis or lifting table.

There are some higher power models that use 6W NUBM44 diodes, generally rated as 5500mW laser modules for continuous operation.