[Waiting for IC2 for 1.0 before I revise this post]
I have been designing a reactor cluster that required little interaction.
It is a cluster of 4 full reactors, no water involved. [Components]
Run time per reactor: 1900 sec == 31.6 min
Cool time per reactor: 7600 sec == 126.6 min
It is all controlled by RedPower. I designed it so that it auto rotates between the 4 reactors.
This way, there is constantly power, & more can be drawn from the cells without any interaction. [except for replacing uranium cells of course]
[Circuit] <-- click on the weird looking images; they are stitched together. Also click the bookmarks to the right.
If your wondering how to determine the minimum number of reactors for continuous power:
Take the cool down time & add 1 run. A mistake I made is that its not cooling down during a run, so you need to add the run to the cool down time.
7600+1900 = 9500
Divide that by the run time of 1 reactor.
9500/1900 = 5
This should be the minimum number of reactors needed to prevent chaos & havok.
Anyone have suggestions for better circuits or non-interactive [no water buckets] component setup?