Energy Usage Information
ME uses Power to run, to idle, to add items to the system or to perform automation tasks. A very small network usually runs on around 6-8 eu/t, 240 - 320 j/t or 2.4 mj/t; more complicated systems that use automation and span larger areas can use considerially more power, so plan your systems wisely to try and conserve power if you need to.
Supplying Power to Your Network
Power is usually supplied via the ME Controller however it can also be supplied at a ME Power Relay, The Power relay can accept external power just like the controller can, or it can allow one AE Network to leech power from another connected ME Network.
Units from power sources
Power is supplied to ME using either EU from IndustrialCraft2, BuildCraft MJ or Joules from Universal Electricity. Each EU is worth 2 Units, each MJ is worth 5 Units, and 20 UE Joules are worth 1 Unit.
Idle Usage Break down By Block
|Controller||6 units / tick|
|Chest / Drive||1 unit / tick + Power usage for individual Storage Cells|
|Storage Bus||1 unit / tick|
|Terminals / IO Port||1 unit / tick|
|Import / Export Buses ( non stack mode )||1 unit / tick|
|Import / Export Buses ( stack mode )||2 units / tick|
|Pattern Provider / C-Cpu||1 unit / tick|
|Any Cables ( including dark cables when powered )||1 / 16th unit / tick|
|Containment Wall / Heat Vents||No Power Usage|
|Power Relay||No Power Usage|
Other Uses of Power
|Item / Action||Power Usage|
|Adding / Extracting a Single Item||1 unit|
|Adding / Extracting 64 Items||64 units|
|1k Storage Cell||0.5 unit / t|
|4k Storage Cell||1.0 unit / t|
|16k Storage Cell||1.5 unit / t|
|64k Storage Cell||2.0 unit / t|
|1 Crafting Operation||3 unit|
An important thing to realize about ME, is that if your power dies you will be unable to access your storage cells in your ME Drive or ME Chest so make sure you either have tools stored externally, or plan your network to have a 'low power mode' where you can disable the power intensive portions of your ME Networks, and have a backup generator that can run on coal or other options so you can get access to your storage even if a power crisis occurs in your base. A low power mode can be achieved with a few levers and some ME Dark Cable or if your up for it, a complicated setup using more interesting redstone, network planning.
|Page last modified on 09/13/2013 05:10 PM CDT