Help: Power operation

  • Hello everyone,



    I just started playing the mod and I have some doubts about the energy that I hope you can help me solve.



    I have a system of 12 solar panels to feed my machines, connected to a
    CESU and this to an lv-transformer that takes power to the machines
    with cable insulated tin.



    My doubts are:


    - There are machines that can accept a voltage of 128EU / t but I'm
    giving them 32EU / t, does that affect the performance or consumption of
    the machine?



    - In the wiki I read that the induction furnace consumes 16EU / t to
    maintain the heat but I produce 12EU / t and I gain energy even with the
    thermal centrifuge and the blast furnace also with redstone levers,
    what is happening?



    - When my chain of solar panels had 10 panels and added two
    more, these last two did not send energy to the cable to which they were
    connected and I had to place them on the cable that connected the
    previous ones, Why this happens?


    B=Battery (CESU)

    C=Cable (Tin cable)

    P=Solar panel

    ---=Nothing, only spaces :)

    *The red solar panels did not send energy to the red wire, I saw it with the eu-reader. I
    had to modify the configuration to the next one that does transmit all
    the energy that it should, I think, that I will ask later ;).


    Config not work:

    ---------PPPPPP

    BCCCCCCCCC

    ---------PPPPPP
      

    I change to:

    --------PPPPP

    BCCCPPCCC

    --------PPPPP




    Salu2 :)

    The post was edited 2 times, last by esteiner ().

  • - There are machines that can accept a voltage of 128EU / t but I'm

    giving them 32EU / t, does that affect the performance or consumption of
    the machine?

    No, only putting them on a 32EU/t line does not affect their performance. The EU/t it shows in the tooltip is only the maximum EU a machine can accept in a single energy packet. If you give it more, it will explode. The energy usage of the machine is not affected by how much energy you supply to the machine.

    - In the wiki I read that the induction furnace consumes 16EU / t to

    maintain the heat but I produce 12EU / t and I gain energy even with the
    thermal centrifuge and the blast furnace also with redstone levers,
    what is happening?

    The Induction furnace hasx 2 energy usages. The first one is to heat up and sustain the heat level. Heating up/sustaining the heat level requires 1 EU/t. The second one is the actual smelting operation. That one requires another 15EU/t. This means, the Induction Furnace uses less power, if it does not smelt anything (but keeps up the heat level)(1EU) than if it is smelting something (1EU + 15EU).

    This is most likely caused by the solar panels only producing 1EU/t, while the energy loss through the cables from the solar panel to the CESU is more than 1EU. If you send less power than the energy loss alone, it won't even try to send the energy.

  • Wow, I did not expect a developer to respond to me, thank you very much for the help, the answers and the tests that I have been doing have solved the doubts I had at the moment.

    I want to take this opportunity to tell you that I really like what I've seen of the mod :).

    Regards and thanks again :)

  • Hello again, I have continued playing and I have raised another doubt.


    My system now has an MFE, this one I have connected to a transformer of high>medium and this transformer to another of medium>low, my doubt is, Is energy lost in this way? I have noticed that the power goes down every 512EU but I'm not sure if my system uses them, Should I change the system to MFE -> high>medium -> CESU -> medium>low -> Batbox?


    Regards :)

  • No power is lost. The transformer buffers the energy it receives, but does not send. (If you attach a batbox to the LV transformer you'll see, that the batbox charges 32 EU every tick, but the MFE is emitting 512 EU every 16 ticks.