Phaser Upgrades
This list is merely a guide to the maximum power output of various Phaser types,
and the Structural cost for each to be upgraded/downgraded on a vessel.

If you want information on hand-phasers, how they work, etc...
please visit the 6th Fleet Security Department or another information source on the internet.


Before getting to the chart you may note that the outputs are in GigaJoules rather than KiloJoules which are used by many other sources.  It is NOT an error, but rather a calculated fact.

In an Episode of TNG it was stated that a Type II hand-Phaser could vaporize a quantity of rock in .28 Sec.
Calculating that out we get a Max. Output of 108.784 GJ just to reach the MELTING point of 'normal' rock (naturally denser rock would have a higher melting point).  Thus we estimate that the output to Vaporize would be 120 GJ - thus that is the Maximum Output used.  All others phaser types are estimated from that amount.

Type
Max Output
Location
I
55 GJ
Hand Phaser (Palm size)
II
120 GJ
Hand Phaser (Pistol)
III
245 GJ
Hand Phaser (Rifle)
IV
500 GJ Mounted (Shoulder / Tripod, Vehicle or vessel size 1+)
V
1,000 GJ Mounted (Tripod, Vehicle or vessel size 2+)
VI
2,000 GJ Mounted (vessel size 3+)
VII
3,000 GJ Mounted (vessel size 4+)
VIII
4,000 GJ Mounted (vessel size 5+)
IX
5,000 GJ Mounted (vessel size 6+)
X
6,000 GJ Mounted (vessel size 7+)
XI
7,000 GJ Mounted (vessel size 8+)
XII
8,000 GJ Mounted (vessel size 9+)
XIII
10,000 GJ Mounted (vessel size 10+)
XIV
12,000 GJ Mounted (vessel size 11+)
XV
14,000 GJ Mounted (vessel size 12+)
XVI
16,000 GJ Mounted (vessel size 13+)
XVII
18,000 GJ Mounted (vessel size 14+)
XVIII
20,000 GJ Mounted (vessel size 15+)
XIX
22,000 GJ Mounted (Moon, Planet or Lg. Asteroid)
XX
24,000 GJ Mounted (Moon, Planet or Lg. Asteroid)

Some vessels have Phaser Strips of various lengths.  Every 20 meters of strip would be equal to one single array.
Example: 100 m Type XII strip would have an output of 40,000 (100 / 20 = 5.  5 x 8,000 = 40,000)
Any 'single' Phaser array (not a strip) may be converted into a Pulse Phaser.
A Pulse Phaser increases the output of the Phaser by 10%, but the firing arc is reduced to 45 degrees.
To increase the firing arc a Pulse Phaser may be installed as a Turret.


Disruptor Upgrades
Disruptors are a technology very similar to the Phaser.  It is the primary beam weapon used by the Klingons, Romulans, Breen, Orions and several other races; the Cardassians use a similar variant the spiral wave disruptor.

Disruptors created highly-charged beams of plasma which  makes the more powerful than a Phaser, but less versatile.
The effect is thermal blunt force - there is no 'stun' setting on a Disruptor.
Type
Max Output
Location
1
80 GJ
Pistol
2
150 GJ Rifle
3
300 GJ Mounted (Shoulder / Tripod, Vehicle or vessel size 1+)
4
650 GJ Mounted (Tripod, Vehicle or vessel size 2+)
5
1,300 GJ Mounted (vessel size 3+)
6
2,500 GJ Mounted (vessel size 4+)
7
4,000 GJ Mounted (vessel size 5+)
8
5,500 GJ Mounted (vessel size 6+)
9
7,000 GJ Mounted (vessel size 7+)
10
8,500 GJ Mounted (vessel size 8+)
11
10,000 GJ Mounted (vessel size 9+)
12
11,500 GJ Mounted (vessel size 10+)
13
13,000 GJ Mounted (vessel size 11+)
14
14,500 GJ
Mounted (vessel size 12+)
15
16,000 GJ
Mounted (vessel size 13+)