I changed my electro furnace for an induction furnace, but I had problems starting it. I tried these things, adding each one to the input of the furnace.
- First I tried with my 6 solar pannels. I supposed that it will take a long time but I waited. However the furnace didn't build heat or anything.
- I added a red torch next to the furnace, hoping that the red power will start the heating proccess. It didn't work (how many torches you need to start heating the furnace??)
- Then I started the auxiliar generator.
After seeing that all this things couldn't start the furnace, I tried to load a RE battery and plug it in the lower slot of the furnace, and it worked. It started to build heat and it reached the 9% (the other energy sources were online meanwhile to try to get it to 100%), but then, it began to drop until it reached 0% (the last digits, 3,2,1... were falling very quickly)
So, how much energy you need to start this furnace from 0? Do I need a nuclear plant or what?
PS Also, the lightning icon was depleted all the time. It seems that it depletes at the same time that it loses heat. It shouldn't be that way. The power consumption must go down when the heat is getting higher, but at 0% heat, the power consumption should be fixed, that way you can operate the machine with very little energy (though you'll need a lot of time to make it work and the heat won't be higher than 0% [because the heat built is less than the heat dissipated]) It seems a bug to me.