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So there's main circuit with 1 Petroleum Generator(+2kW), 2 Fertilizer Synthesizers(-240W), 1 Metal Refinery(-1.2kW). Under main circuit and there's one power transformer subcircuit with 860W consumption. Potential power consumption of main circuit is 1.44kW as I expected, but the actual power consumption goes 2.3kW by adding the consumption of subcircuit when all buildings are active and this causes overload to main circuit.

Why the power flow of subcircuit is added to main circuit?

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Actual power consumption is ok because power from main circuit go to subcircuit. Only potential power consumption is wrong because it show only consumers in main circuit and don't add what is behind transformer.

Devs added transformers as consumers not long ago but forgot to add it to potential consumption.

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3 hours ago, tulkaz said:

Why the power flow of subcircuit is added to main circuit?

You have to build (for standard wire)like gen->transformer->consumer <1kw
Then you can place batterys as buffer, where you need them.
When you want to "feed" consumers like the tepedizer use heavy wire.
Use iron, to test it out (you have more then gold or copper of that), because repairing overloaded wires, eats up ressources quick..
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10 hours ago, tulkaz said:

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So there's main circuit with 1 Petroleum Generator(+2kW), 2 Fertilizer Synthesizers(-240W), 1 Metal Refinery(-1.2kW). Under main circuit and there's one power transformer subcircuit with 860W consumption. Potential power consumption of main circuit is 1.44kW as I expected, but the actual power consumption goes 2.3kW by adding the consumption of subcircuit when all buildings are active and this causes overload to main circuit.

Why the power flow of subcircuit is added to main circuit?

That's like asking why the weight of your head is added to the weight of your body and limbs when determining how much you weigh.  Because your head is part of you.  What a strange question. To get to the subcircuit, the power has to flow through the main circuit to get to from the generator to the transformer.  The subcircuit is part of the main circuit. That is literally what being a subcircuit means.

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40 minutes ago, Risu said:

Does have a point though that the potential power doesn't include the transformer.
 

I suppose Klei could just add 4kW to the potential power for every transformer placed to consume from a circuit.  I can certainly see why they don't.

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12 hours ago, tulkaz said:

Why the power flow of subcircuit is added to main circuit?

Because it is seen as a whole. When everything is running the wires on the generator side of the transformer sees the full total power consumption.

You need to have heavi-watt wires/cables from your generator to everything on the generator side of the transformer. The easiest way is to put in an extra transformer, have heavi-watt wires/cables from the petrol to the batteries and to the transformers. Put the refinery and synths on the extra transformers and remember a battery on the consumer side of the transformer with the refinery or it will not run.

Or you need to make sure that total power consumption cannot exceed 2KW. Either by removing parts of the circuit or making sure with automation that some parts are powered off while others are used.

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