Merauder Posted May 27, 2017 Share Posted May 27, 2017 I'm by no means super-experienced with Oxygen not Included, but I've just managed to dig my way into my first water Geyser and my base is just comfortable enough to be able to start major projects. I'm about to switch from Algea to the Electrolyser for my Oxygen needs. I'm looking for advice on how to make the best of these opportunities otherwise, because I'm sick of half my dupes running the threadmill and I'd love for my base to be completely Hydrogen powered. I'm wondering though: is the Hydrogen Generator + Geyser a source of infinite, excess energy? Can a base reasonably sustain itself completely on Hydrogen and Water for its power needs? I'm looking for advice. I mean, the output of the Hydrogen Generator, creates 800W. The electrolyser needs 120W, 2 Airpumps 2x240W, and an oxygen/hydrogen filter costs 120W. That's 720 Watt costs and 800 Watt generator, for a surplus of 80 Watt, right? (Unless of course, the drain on the associated battery is exactly 80 something Watt.) I've been experimenting with it and it seems to work, if only to keep the system itself running when I cut if off from the rest of my power system: Mind, I've turned off the second Electrolysis Machine and the second Airpump never appears to work. Which is weird... The Electrolyser creates some 888 grams of Oxygen and 112 grams of Hydrogen per second. The air pump... can handle 500 grams of gas per second. The room is sealed. What is happening, that this set up doesn't need 2 pumps? Why doesn't the second work? It's not their orientation either. I've had the gas pumps arranged vertically as well, one on the ground, one on the ceiling, in the middle, and STILL only one of them at a time worked. I have the feeling this system is only 50% effective and indeed, one electrolyser creating 112 grams of Hydrogen, should be more than enough for a Hydrogen Generator, since it can only handle 100 grams of Hydrogen per second. And yet, my Hydrogen Generator only works 50% of the time. Any advice or explanations on what is happening? Anyone else have the perfect set-up for making a base completely hydrogen powered? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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