Some capital ship lasers can be charged by holding down the fire button when personally firing them from the cockpit/turret. No AI ships or scripts can do this; the player must fire the weapon manually.
Damage / shot is always increased and the energy consumption rises by the same amount (so that efficiency is constant, regardless of charging).
Damage / second varies by laser when firing fully charged: (showing shield damage)
|PSP||50,000||+108%||Increased to more than double|