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Generator

Generator
Block Generator.png

Generator

Name Generator
Type Machine
Tool Stone Pickaxe
Stackable Yes
Source Mod IndustrialCraft2
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The Generator is the most basic EU generating machine in IndustrialCraft2. They can be used both to supply power to IndustrialCraft2 machines and to recharge IndustrialCraft2 tools and batteries. Generators operate by being fed fuel sources, much like a vanilla Furnace. Generators are also used in crafting more advanced EU sources.

Pros[edit]

  • Are portable. Generators can be set up anywhere, quickly and simply.
  • Are affordable. Generators are the cheapest form of EU producer to make as they are used to make all the others.
  • Uses basic fuels like coal, charcoal and blaze rods.

Cons[edit]

  • Requires fuel. Generators, like Furnaces, require a steady supply of combustible materials to function.
  • Limited EU production. Generators can only store 4,000 EU, and can only deliver 10 EU/t to machines, so they charge fairly slowly.

Recipe[edit]

After MC 1.6[edit]



RE-Battery
Basic Machine Casing
Furnace



Generator


Iron Plate (IndustrialCraft 2)


RE-Battery
Iron Plate (IndustrialCraft 2)
Iron Furnace


Iron Plate (IndustrialCraft 2)


Generator

Before MC 1.6[edit]


Refined Iron


RE-Battery
Refined Iron
Iron Furnace


Refined Iron


Generator

The Machine block may be replaced with:

With GregTech installed:


Aluminium Ingot


RE-Battery
Aluminium Ingot
Iron Furnace


Aluminium Ingot


Generator


Invar Ingot


RE-Battery
Invar Ingot
Iron Furnace


Invar Ingot


Generator


Refined Iron Plate


RE-Battery
Refined Iron Plate
Iron Furnace


Refined Iron Plate


Generator


Aluminium Plate


RE-Battery
Aluminium Plate
Iron Furnace


Aluminium Plate


Generator


Invar Plate


RE-Battery
Invar Plate
Iron Furnace


Invar Plate


Generator

Usage[edit]

Any kind of fuel can be placed in the bottom slot of the Generator GUI, and it will be burned into EU. The Generator can store up to 4,000 EU in its internal battery, and deliver EU to connected Machines at a rate of 10 EU per tick (EU/t). Keep in mind, there are 20 ticks per second in Minecraft. Packet size is 10 EU (EU-P).

RE-Batteries, BatPacks, the Electric Jetpack and Powered Tools can be charged in the top slot of the Generator GUI, as well.

The following chart shows some examples of how much EU will be obtained from burning an item in the Generator.

Fuel Type Total EU Time Spent in Generator
Grid Fuel Can (Empty).png Fuel Can with 6 Coalfuel Cells 76440 6 Minutes 22.2 Seconds
Grid Fuel Can (Empty).png Fuel Can with 6 Biofuel Cells 26040 2 Minutes 10.2 Seconds
Grid Coal Coke.pngGrid Alumentum.png Coal Coke / Alumentum 16000 1 Minute 20 Seconds
Grid Scrap Box.png Scrap Box 7870 39.35 Seconds
Grid Blaze Rod.png Blaze Rod 6000 30 Seconds
Grid Peat.png Peat 5000 25 Seconds
Grid Coal.png Coal/Charcoal 4000 20 Seconds
Grid Scrap.png Scrap 870 4.35 Seconds
Grid Wooden Planks.pngGrid Wood.pngGrid Chest.png Wood / Planks / Other Wood Items 750 3.75 Seconds
Grid Sapling.pngGrid Stick.png Saplings and Sticks 250 1.25 Seconds
Grid Sugar Canes.pngGrid Cactus.png Sugar Cane/Cactus 120 0.6 Seconds

Used in Crafting[edit]

Trivia[edit]

  • Generators use nearly the exact same texture as the Iron Furnace, but with a blue tint like that of refined iron rather than regular iron.

Practical Use[edit]

The following video is a very simple, practical use of the block breakers in combination with recyclers and generators to create an unlimited EU source.

Video[edit]