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Power Converters

Power Converters
Author(s) PowerCrystals
Version 2.2.2
Website Minecraft Forum Thread
Mod Type Power conversion
Mod Pack(s)

Feed The Beast Ultimate Pack
YogCraft Pack
Monster

Power Converters is a mod by PowerCrystals, author of other mods included in the Ultimate pack such as Nether Ores and MineFactory Reloaded. As with PowerCrystals' other mods, this mod requires PowerCrystals Core (akin to CodeChickenCore in function; library of core files needed for all mods related to it to operate properly) to function.

The Power Converters mod allows the player to easily convert energy from one form to another. It supports Charge from Factorization, EU from IndustrialCraft 2, MJ from BuildCraft, Steam from Railcraft and Universal Electricity power. The player will need to create an Energy Bridge to get started with Power Converters. This will allow for power to be taken from producer blocks adjacent to the bridge and sent to consumer blocks adjacent to the bridge, facilitating the conversion of one form of power to another. The ratio of power is as follows (all numbers are shown in imaginary "units" of power in the mod):

  • Universal Electricity power: worth 10 units per watt.
  • IndustrialCraft 2 EU: worth 1,800 units per EU.
  • BuildCraft MJ: worth 4,375 units per MJ.
  • Railcraft Steam: worth 875 units per millibucket.
  • Factorization Charge: worth 875 units per charge. (This value is changed to 175 in Unleashed version 1.1.3.)

To convert one form of power to another in numbers, the following formula is used:

Quantity of Output Energy = Quantity of Input Energy * Value of Input Energy in "units" (above table) / Value of Output Energy in "units"

For example, to convert a hypothetical 50 EU into its corresponding value in steam, the following math would be used:

50 * 1800 / 875

which returns that 50 EU is equivalent to 102 millibuckets and change of steam.

Through experimentation, it appears that the blue bar at the bottom of the Energy Bridge interface (which has no tooltip) represents a total capacity of approximately 16,000,000 "units."

It should be noted that Blutricity is not directly supported, although it can be first converted to MJ using a Blulectric Engine and then converted again with Power Converters.