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Generator

Generator
Generator

Name Generator
Source Mod IndustrialCraft2
ID Name Unknown
Type Machine
Stackable Yes (64)
Solid Yes
Transparent No
Affected by Gravity No
Emits Light No
Flammable No
Required Tool Stone Pickaxe
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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]

GUI Crafting Table.png
RE-Battery




Basic Machine Casing




Furnace



Generator
GUI Crafting Table.png
RE-Battery



Iron Plate (IndustrialCraft 2)
Iron Plate (IndustrialCraft 2)
Iron Plate (IndustrialCraft 2)



Iron Furnace



Generator

Before MC 1.6[edit]

GUI Crafting Table.png
RE-Battery



Refined Iron
Refined Iron
Refined Iron



Iron Furnace



Generator

The Machine block may be replaced with:

With GregTech installed:

GUI Crafting Table.png
RE-Battery



Aluminium Ingot
Aluminium Ingot
Aluminium Ingot



Iron Furnace



Generator

GUI Crafting Table.png
RE-Battery



Invar Ingot
Invar Ingot
Invar Ingot



Iron Furnace



Generator

GUI Crafting Table.png
RE-Battery



Refined Iron Plate
Refined Iron Plate
Refined Iron Plate



Iron Furnace



Generator

GUI Crafting Table.png
RE-Battery



Aluminium Plate
Aluminium Plate
Aluminium Plate



Iron Furnace



Generator

GUI Crafting Table.png
RE-Battery



Invar Plate
Invar Plate
Invar Plate



Iron Furnace



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 Alumentum.png Alumentum 16000 1 Minute 20 Seconds
Grid Coal Coke.png Coal Coke 8000 40 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 exactly the 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]