Thelder Posted November 6, 2017 Share Posted November 6, 2017 In Automation Preview, our beloved dev purposely added automation switch for all power generators (e.g. Manual Generator, Hydrogen Generator, etc), except for Coal Generator!!! So, I'm here to share my auto switch on Coal Generator. Basic Setup You need to at least build a Battery, Mechanized Airlock, Coal Generator and Manual Generator as follow: Then setup your automation grid such as below: Pressure Plate >> NOT GATE 01, BUFFER GATE: > NOT GATE 01 >> AND GATE 01 >> Manual Generator > BUFFER GATE >> NOT GATE 02 >> Mechanized Airlock, AND GATE 01 Misc Settings You can have multiple the Coal Generators, remember to fill them and set it to 100% Battery Recharge Threshold: Then, depending on the amount of Battery and power consumption, adjust your BUFFER GATE duration: Extra Note: 500kg Coal = 300kJ = 40kW for 7.5 Battery Depending on your situation, you can adjust your threshold on your Manual Generator Final thought, I set mine as 1% to serve as emergency backup power supply, also I later customized a bit, like, placing the Manual Generator further away and use it to lure the dupe to step on Pressure Plate without running on the wheel. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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