Quick, possibly silly question:
I see the recipes for the various engines but how much power do they need to run at full efficiency?
Saw mention of a large electric engine for a quarry but does that need 128 to really power it? Just trying to get a bit of a comparison against the other methods, which take about 8 solar panels to run a quarry at full speed.
I like the idea of direct electric engines a little better as they can run wooden extraction pipes but just trying to get an idea of what sorta power i'll need.
This is assuming I can scrape up enough Block IDs to install this. (hmm... maybe if I make the teleportation system i've been meaning to do and rip out the Portal mod)
Again the energy exchange is equivalent, based off of coal. 1 piece of coal in a IC generator produces 5EU/t for 800t and 1 piece of coal in a steam engine runs for 1600t. Thus 2.5 EU/t = 1 Steam Engine.