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|Source Mod||Thermal Expansion|
|ID Name|| |
|First Appearance||TE 3.0.0 for MC 1.6.4|
|Affected by Gravity||No|
The Steam Dynamo is a power-generating machine from Thermal Expansion. Like all other Dynamos, it generates Redstone Flux at a rate of 80 RF/tick. The Steam Dynamo requires Steam to generate power; Steam may be supplied directly via Fluiducts, or the dynamo may instead be supplied with Water and a fuel such as Coal, Charcoal, or Coal Coke. Steam is used at a rate of 40mB/tick, but only if the dynamo is over half-full of Steam.
Fuel and water can be ducted into the dynamo or inserted manually. To manually add fuel to the dynamo, right click the unit and place the fuel into the fuel slot. Water can be added by right clicking the dynamo with a water bucket. A more sustainable source of water can be created by connecting the dynamo to a water pipe using Liquiduct or by placing the dynamo on top of a Aqueous Accumulator.
Like other dynamos, the Steam Dynamo will only output power in one direction, the other sides of the block can be used to connect ducting. When placing the dynamo, the output direction will typically be up unless the block has been placed beside a block capable of consuming power. If the block is placed beside multiple blocks capable of consuming power the output direction can be changed using the Wrench.
|Fuel||Duration (ticks)||Steam (buckets)||RF*|
|Block of Coal||4,000||160||320,000|
|Block of Coal Coke||5,400||216||432,000|
*Actual yield will be less, because 2 buckets of steam are not used to generate power.
For continual use it is more efficient (over 2.5x) to use the solid fuel on one or two 1 cubic meter HP Steam Boiler and use the steam on the Steam Dynamo or Steam Turbine. For example a stack of Charcoal will generate 1,532,000 RF on the Steam Dynamo alone and 4,320,800 RF on a Steam Dynamo powered from a cold 1 cubic meter HP Steam Boiler.
Additionally, it is more efficient to power Steam Dynamos off of a Block of Coal rather than regular Coal. An additional 32,000 RF will be generated from the Block of Coal than if 9 regular pieces of Coal were used, which is essentially an extra Coal for free.
UsageSteam Dynamo can be used to create the following items:
- A full-sized High-Pressure Steam Boiler at full temperature supplies enough Steam to power exactly 18 Steam Dynamos.