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Redstone Energy Conduit

Redstone Energy Conduit
Block Redstone Energy Conduit.png

Redstone Energy Conduit

Name Redstone Energy Conduit
Type Energy Pipe
Tool Crescent Hammer
Stackable Yes (64)
Source Mod Thermal Expansion

The Redstone Energy Conduit uses kinetic-electric conversion properties of Molten Redstone to transmit MJ power (Minecraft Joules), similar to Conductive Pipes. Conduits will connect to any BuildCraft compatible machine that uses or generates MJ power. They will supply power to (or accept it from) any object that accepts MJ power (or sends MJ power) using the BuildCraft API.

Redstone Energy Conduits lose 5 percent of their carried power regardless of distance. The loss occurs at each point energy enters the conduit network, such as at an engine or Redstone Energy Cell. Conduits will not explode if carrying unused power, making them an effective solution when seeking a "run and forget" system.

Note: In FTB Unleashed there is no energy loss.

Wrench Mechanic[edit]

Using a wrench on a piece of conduit that is connected to a block producing or consuming energy will toggle its mode. Input-only mode is indicated by a blue inward arrow, while output-only mode is displayed by an orange outward arrow. This cannot be changed per side: all sides of a piece of conduit will have the same mode.

Dismantle Mechanic[edit]

These blocks are somewhat robust, though if dismantled (Sneak + Activate) with a BuildCraft compatible Wrench or Crescent Hammer, they will instantly be removed.

Recipe[edit]

Redstone Energy Conduit is crafted in a Liquid Transposer by filling an Energy Conduit (Empty) with 200mB of Molten Redstone (which can be created by melting 2 Redstone Dust in a Magma Crucible).

GUI Liquid Transposer.png
Energy Conduit (Empty)
Redstone Energy Conduit

Fluid Gauge GUI 120.png


Issues[edit]

  • Interaction with Gates: Redstone Energy Conduit appears to act like a machine that can store energy, having the ability to send signals such as Capacitor Fully Charged to a neighboring gate. This is probably intentional. However, the conduit appears to always be at least "partially charged" if it has ever carried a charge. In order to detect if a machine is holding a charge, the gate must be placed so that it is not adjacent to any of the conduit supplying or draining the machine.
  • Attempting to move this block using Support Frames may cause a chunk reset or worse.

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