i had noticed that wrong power tiers doesnt cause explosions. im just going to put that in the e-net wip folder. component heat vents "heal" lzh-condensators.
if anyone has any suggestions on how to make this more efficient please let me know!
Since build #303, machine explosions by too much power have been disabled since people were griping about it and the e-net is unfinished and they didn't want to give the wrong impression.
Interesting observation with the component vents. That shouldn't happen. Gonna have to bug report that.
As for how to make it more efficient - you can bump the heat up to 9,990, at which point you get the full x5 multiplier instead of the ca. x4.2 you're currently getting. Of course, you're setting yourself up with a major explosion hazard. In fact, I am surprised that the design you posted as is didn't end up as a giant crater in short order.
See, condensator replacement isn't instant. It takes at least one tick, i.e. 1/20th of a second. If the reactor happens to execute a reactor tick during that exact world tick (the chance for this to happen is 5%, since the reactor ticks once a second), then one of the fuel rods won't have a condensator next to it while generating heat. That means the heat goes straight into the hull. Normally, condensator reactors pack a few overclocked heat vents in spare slots, which take care of such random heat spikes and bring the reactor hull down to 0. But this is a MOX reactor, so you 1.) do not want the hull to go down to 0, and 2.) cannot use overclocked vents in the first place as they will simply destroy themselves.
AE in particular makes this issue worse, since it sometimes takes a few ticks before noticing there is space to insert a repaired condensator. If I were you, I would not try to automate a MOX condensator reactor. It is absolutely not safe and stable, regardless of which solution you use. It will blow up sooner or later.
First off, you can't get that much EU out of a reactor anymore, almost half of your EU output is completely wasted. The highest output is 2048, anything more than that and it won't work.
That is STILL wrong, Shneekey. I have explained this to you like four times already over the past three months. Power is split between all available output faces, so you can easily pull more than 2k. In fact, you can pull 40k from a 1-chamber if you really want/need to, and more from a multi-chamber. It's your own decision if you wish to insist on ignoring the truth with all your might, but please don't spread false 'facts' around to others.
What if I use lapis bees?
If you have a renewable source of lapis that doesn't consume EU to run, then you can easily use condensators (just be prepared to need a lot of lapis bees to supply a single reactor). However, because of the reasons I outlined above, you still don't want to make a fully automated MOX lapis reactor. It will never be stable.