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Tesseract

GUI for Energy Tesseract

This is the Thermal Expansion 2 Tesseract. In Thermal Expansion 3 the three versions are combined.

Tesseracts are used to teleport items, liquid, and Buildcraft 3 energy, even across dimensions, without the need for Buildcraft Pipes. They can be made private or public allowing you to use frequencies only you can connect to and can be configured to only output, input or both. They are also protected from casual breaking by all but the player who placed it in the world. Providing they are properly chunkloaded they can connect across dimensions for uses such as transporting lava from the nether to the overworld.

Tesseracts were added in Direwolf20 v5.0.1, and in MindCrack v8.0.1.

Item Tesseract[edit]

Item Tesseract
Block Item Tesseract.png
Name Item Tesseract
Type Machine
Tool Crescent Hammer
Stackable Yes (64)
Source Mod Thermal Expansion

The Item Tesseract is used to transport items. They accept Pneumatic Tubes, Buildcraft Pipes or thermal expansion machine outputs as valid means of inputting. They will output to an adjacent inventory and do not require a wooden pipe when outputting into a transport pipe. To eject to a Pneumatic Tube it must eject it into a relay first.

Note that Ender Chests provide similar utility.

Recipe[edit]


Silver Ingot
Tin Ingot
Tin Ingot
Unattuned Tesseract
Pneumatic Servo


Silver Ingot
Tin Ingot
Item Tesseract

Liquid Tesseract[edit]

Liquid Tesseract
Block Liquid Tesseract.png
Name Liquid Tesseract
Type Machine
Tool Crescent Hammer
Stackable Yes (64)
Source Mod Thermal Expansion

The Liquid Tesseract is used to transport liquids over a very large distance. It is mainly used to transfer liquids from different dimensions (e.g. Lava from the Nether, Oil from a Mystcraft Age). Note that Liquid Tesseracts are equivalent in function to the more easily-produced Ender Tank, albeit at a faster rate.

Recipe[edit]


Silver Ingot
Tin Ingot
Copper Ingot
Unattuned Tesseract
Pneumatic Servo


Silver Ingot
Tin Ingot
Liquid Tesseract

Energy Tesseract[edit]

Energy Tesseract
Block Energy Tesseract.png
Name Energy Tesseract
Type Machine
Tool Crescent Hammer
Stackable Yes (64)
Source Mod Thermal Expansion

The Energy Tesseract is used to transport MJ (Buildcraft) energy. Essentially acts like a teleport pipe, note that there is a 25% energy loss. Also notable is that energy transfer is limited to 100 MJ/t per Tesseract, so multiple may be necessary to transfer large amounts of energy. Can be used to power wooden transport or liquid pipes and obsidian transport pipes.

NB: In TE3, tesseracts don't have either of the above disadvantages. They can transfer at 1,000 MJ/t (10,000 RF/t) at a 0% energy loss.

Recipe[edit]


Silver Ingot
Lead Ingot
Electrum Ingot
Unattuned Tesseract
Redstone Conductance Coil


Silver Ingot
Lead Ingot
Energy Tesseract

Troubleshooting[edit]

From Thermal Expansion wiki

If your tesseract isn't working, you're in the right place. Answer the following questions.

  1. Are both sides of your system chunkloaded? If not, do so, and try again. If yes, then continue to #2.
  2. Did you change the redstone mode? If yes, then make sure your redstone signal matches. If not, then continue to #3.
  3. Did you click the checkmark on each tesseract to actually "set" the frequency. If not, then do so. If yes, then continue to #4.
  4. Do you have at least one tesseract on sending mode and one on receiving mode? If not, then do so. If yes, then continue to #5.
  5. If none of these worked, then come bother either Andrew2448, Kilobyte or King_Lemming on our IRC channel #ThermalExpansion on esper.net. You will need to give us pictures of the GUIs of both tesseracts with the green tab opened, 2 pictures of the outside views of each tesseract so we can see the surrounding area, and a picture of each tesseract after you have right clicked on it with a stick (it's a debug feature!) Also expect that you might've to wait up to 15 minutes or more for a reply.

Additionally, as of Thermal Expansion v.3.0.0.7, output Tesseract might not put out liquids into Fluiduct if you use Crescent Hammer to tag it with red "output" arrow coming out of the output Tesseract. Make sure the Fluiduct from receiving Tesseract is "plain", without markings, and you should be good to go.

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