What is wanted in a variety of posts that I have seen listed is some way to direct power down one path if it is needed else direct the remaining down another path. This was inspired specifically by this thread.
Thus I propose the Regulator. The name is not quite accurate for what it does so perhaps a new one would be better, but it works for a temporary name. Starting with an example:
A Regulator could be a block where when wrenched, have its primary output on that side, and the secondary on the opposite side, taking power on all other sides. Whatever power it receives would be directed to the primary for everything that wants however much power it supplies, any remaining goes to the Secondary output.
An example, the above Power Gen feeds 64EU/t to the Regulator:
- The Storage is empty because all manner of devices are in use down the line so all 64 EU/t goes to the Storage line.
- Now say the storage is almost full, has a 16 EU/t drain due to one or two devices down the line taking that, thus the Regulator feeds 16 EU/t to the storage/Primary line and the remaining 48 EU/t goes to the Secondary/Backup/Whatever line.
- Or if nothing is in use on the primary and all storage is full then all 64 EU/t would go to the Secondary/Backup/Whatever line.
- Or if nothing needs energy on both sides then no energy is passed at all.
I leave it up to you all to determine which voltages it can handle and/or if their are multiple tiers of it like the Transformers and so forth.