The Compressor is an Industrial Craft 2 machine. It compresses items and blocks into more refined forms, most notably being required to turn the Mixed Metal Ingot into the Advanced Alloy, Raw Carbon Mesh into the Carbon Plate, and Uranium Ore into Refined Uranium. The Compressor is also useful for turning Coal Chunks into Diamonds and Quartz Dust into Quartz Crystals.
The Compressor is a Low Voltage machine and can only accept 32 EU/t. If one wishes to connect the Compressor to the MFE, MFSU, or any of the Medium and High Voltage generators, a Transformer Upgrade is required. Without Overclocker Upgrades, the Compressor takes 800 EU to process one item.
The Compressor's GUI resembles the vanilla Furnace's GUI. Power sources, such as the RE-Battery, can be placed in the bottom slot, while the items to be processed are placed in the top slot.
Like most of Industrial Craft 2's machines, four upgrade slots are available on the right side of the GUI. The Overclocker Upgrade can speed up the Compressor's operation at the cost of drawing more power, the Transformer Upgrade allows the use of Medium and High Voltage energy sources, such as the MFE, the Medium Voltage Solar Array, or the Energy Crystal, and the Energy Storage Upgrade allows the Compressor to buffer more EU in its internal memory storage, allowing it to run longer without being powered.
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