Question… I now own the Ortur Laser Master 15W Desktop Laser Engraver ( version 1? … no frame, just arm. ) . ( https://www.gearbest.com/laser-engraving-machine/pp_009731781853.html ) It’s "15watts laser” is really about 4.7watts output.
I have been thinking of swapping its original laser with a different one…
Looking at the “Eazmaker 15W 15000mW 450nm Blu-ray Laser Module - Black”. It has Output power: 15W / 15000mw". ( https://www.gearbest.com/laser-module/pp_009558584217.html ) It has a 15watts OUTPUT power.
Will this just swap out? ( plug and play )? Im worried the power consumption will be too much for the Ortur Laser Master 15W Desktop Laser Engravers power supply as it is designed around an Ortur controller and a 4.7watt laser. If I just “swap out” the old laser with this new on, I believe it will draw too much current.
SO… would I just “power” the new laser with a different external power supply, ( 12vdc and GND), which is capable of handling the current of this new laser, and “control” the new laser, by means of the “PWM” pin from the Ortur motherboard or such?
Does this make sense? Isn’t the PWM pin controlling the power to the laser?
Am I missing something? Anybody have a different laser or suggestion? Like the Ortur Laser Master 15W Desktop Laser Engraver, but want more power! LOL