I can't believe that was 4 months ago. I went back to the 1st of the year and thought it must have been after that. I can't believe that I'm only now getting to the point that I'm starting to think of getting a permanent power system.
This is one of the things GregTech does very well. You set your sights on some reasonable goal and then a week later you have a really nifty system that produces the first pre-requisite
of the first machine that makes the widgets needed for the next machine that will form the centre-piece of a production line that makes...........
"What was I trying to build again? Oh well, this production line looks awesome..."
First, what is recharging the igniter batbox?
In that system (my old generator *room*), nothing. It's just an LV lithium battery in each, that I topped up perhaps twice in the entire time I used that system. In my new, larger dedicated "Power Station",
there is a step-down transformer feeding a line that recharges them. But you won't need that for a long while - the batteries last forever when you use the pulse former.
Second, if there is a latch to keep the run/stop state, shouldn't it have two different redstone signals feeding into it?
The single signal has variable strength. One side of the latch is fed via a NOT gate that will only output a non-zero signal strength when the input strength is zero. The other side of the latch is fed by a signal
that has a *near* maximum strength signal *subtracted* from it. This means that the signal is zero, until it goes over the strength of the light detector. The cover on the batbox is inverted, so the redstone
signal is high when the energy is low, and low when the energy is high.
This means that when the battery box is FULL, there is a signal to the top of the latch.
When the battery box is NEARLY EMPTY, there is a signal to the bottom of the latch.
When the battery box is somewhere in between, there is NO signal to either side of the latch.
Also, what are those weird looking things that apparently are extracting water from the BC tanks and feeding it to the boiler?
GT pipe covers. Awesome, low-lag, simple to use. The only 2 things to be aware of are that: the default direction when placed is 99% of the time not the direction you want, so you need to use a screwdriver to
reverse it; and the pump only pulls liquid once per second, so if the capacity of the attached pipe is lower than the "per-second" amount, then the per-second throughput will be limited to the capacity of the pipe.