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The Generator is the basic Industrial Craft 2 EU production machine. They produce EU as long as they are fed fuel, such as those used to power a vanilla Furnace. While costly in terms of fuel usage, Generators don't suffer the drawbacks of needing sunlight, water, lava, or wind, and are the most mobile of the power sources. The Generator is also used in the crafting of all other generator blocks.

Generator gui

The GUI of the Generator

While operating, the Generator will output 10 EU/t. The total EU per-item depends on the kind of fuel provided to the machine. Sugar Cane and Cactus, for instance, only produce 120 EU per item, while Coal and Charcoal produce 4,000 EU per item. The Generator can store only 4,000 EU on its own, so using an EU storage device, such as a BatBox, as a buffer between the Generator and the machines to be powered is recommended.

The Generator's GUI features two slots. The top slot can be used for recharging tools and batteries (though this purpose is better served by a Charging Bench). Fuel is placed in the bottom slot of the GUI.

Comparison of Fuels

The chart below compares the total amount of EU that can be obtained per-item for each of the possible fuels. Of note is that Scaffold, 14 stacks of which can be created from one stack of Wood, is far more efficient than Wooden Planks, Charcoal, or most other types of wood fuel. A stack of Charcoal produces 256,000 EU in total, while all 14 stacks of Scaffold, from the same stack of Wood, produces 672,000 EU in total.

Fuel Total EU
Fuel can with 6 Coalfuel Cells 76,440
Fuel can with 6 Biofuel Cells 26,040

Blaze Rod

6,000
Bucket of Lava 5,000
Coal/Charcoal 4,000
Scrap 870
Wood and Wood-based items 750
Saplings and Sticks 250
Rubber Sapling 200
Sugar Cane/Cactus 120

Recipe

Crafting GUI.png

RE-Battery

Machine Block

Furnace

Generator

Crafting GUI.png

Refined Iron

RE-Battery

Refined Iron

Iron Furnace

Refined Iron

Generator



Raw Materials
3 Grid Copper Copper
6 Grid Rubber Rubber
4 Grid Tin Tin
2 Grid Redstone Dust Redstone
3 Grid Refined Iron Refined Iron
5 Grid Iron Ingot Iron Ingot
8 Grid Cobblestone Cobblestone

Alternatively, one can use a Machine Block in place of the three Refined Iron ingots, but as a Machine Block requires eight Refined Iron ingots, this is rather wasteful.

Usage

Nuclear Reactor

Crafting GUI.png

Dense Lead Plate

Reactor Chamber

Dense Lead Plate

Advanced Circuit

Reactor Chamber

Generator

Dense Lead Plate

Reactor Chamber

Dense Lead Plate

Nuclear Reactor



Geothermal Generator

Crafting GUI.png

Glass

Glass

Refined Iron

Empty_Cell

Empty_Cell

Generator

Glass

Glass

Refined Iron

Geothermal Generator



Solar Panel (IndustrialCraft)

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Coal Dust

Glass

Electronic Circuit

Glass

Coal Dust

Generator

Coal Dust

Glass

Electronic Circuit

Industrial Craft Solar Panel



Water Mill

Crafting GUI.png

Stick

Wooden Planks

Stick

Wooden Planks

Generator

Wooden Planks

Stick

Wooden Planks

Stick

Water Mill

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Wind Mill

Crafting GUI.png

Iron

Iron

Generator

Iron

Iron

Wind Mill



Start a Discussion Discussions about Generator

  • Tekkit Lite Generator dupe bug

    • I was placing down my machines (centrifuge extractor,rotary macerator,singularity compressor,induction furnace,canning machine,x4 elect...
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    • fail lava isnt renawable so that 3x3 area will be gone fast. i use phased pipes from the nether to power mine
    • Only your macerator? If you want early and cheap energy, make a jungle tree farm :) If you use the MineFactory Reloaded mod, easier it is.

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