Before anyone links it, yes I have read this guide:
Very frustrated because I feel like I am doing everything right according to what I have read.
During my last base explosion (3rd times the charm right? NO). My setup was one bronze multiblock boiler leading into 3 LV steam turbines with about 3 pieces of 4X tin cable to a 4 slot battery buffer. I had a few macerators, a lathe, cobble gen, hammers, and furnaces running off of this battery buffer. I figured it would be ok because these machines might request more than 4 amps but the 4X LV buffer can only put out 4 amps maxed out on batteries so no wire fires. And yet it still happened, again.
From what I understand all gregtech 5 unofficial generators are SUPPOSE TO only put out 1 amp, although I have read somewhere else that it is possible for it to put out more if their power buffer builds up...so 2 amps per generator in that case?? I've also heard that sometimes you get stray packets on a cable too....how on earth are we suppose to account for that?? Just use 12X cable for absolutely everything? Im considering just doubling cable on expected amps for safety...like 8x cable hooked up to 3 LV turbines for example. Is this what I have to do? Really if this is honestly the case it should be changed. I have no problem with complexity but weird stuff like this causing explosions isn't fair if it isn't documented well in the mod. If I read on the tooltip that something can only put out 1amp it should put out 1amp PERIOD. Not 2 or 3 amps sometimes when it feels like it. How am I suppose to know how many of these 'stray packets' are floating around on my cables waiting to cause fires?
And yet, I have a slightly similar setup for making charcoal out of wood that I have had absolutely no problems or explosions with.
(2X (1 multiblock bronze boiler> 3LV turbines> 4X tin cable> 4X buffer>(2X (1X buffer > 7 LV furnace)))
The only other thing I can think of really is that maybe the wood in my base caused the fire...but my charcoal setup is surrounded by wood too so id think that would blow up too if that was the case. Right now everything just seems completely random.
Can steam pipes explode now or something??
Also everything is covered, I do have a roof over everything.