Laser power in software

The online manual says to set the 2.5W laser at 150 output power. But the software limits me to 100. I can change the work and jog speeds. But no the power above 100. I am having difficulty cutting through anything more than cardstock with burning a lot. I am focusing the laser. I am using multipass too.

Also, any options from DIY kits to buy a higher power laser.

My guess is the manual refers to a software build that still used the raw Gcode values for the power setting where the values range from 0-255 to map the power range from 0-100%. The current version of Rotrics Studio lets you set the percentage directly, hence the cap at 100.
A raw value of 150 would translate to about 59 % of power ( 58.59375 to be exact).

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