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Redstone Energy Conduit
|Redstone Energy Conduit|
|Name||Redstone Energy Conduit|
|Source Mod||Thermal Expansion|
The Redstone Energy Conduit uses kinetic-electric conversion properties of Molten Redstone to transmit BuildCraft energy (Minecraft Joules), similar to Conductive Pipes. Conduits will connect to any BuildCraft compatible machine that uses or generates BuildCraft energy. They will supply power to (or accept it from) any object that accepts BuildCraft energy (or sends BuildCraft energy) 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 loss.
Using a wrench on a piece of conduit that is adjacent to something producing or consuming energy will toggle its mode. Input-only mode is indicated by a blue inward arrow. 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.
These blocks are somewhat robust. If dismantled (Sneak + Activate) with a BuildCraft compatible Wrench or Crescent Hammer, they will instantly be removed.
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.