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Iirc if you want to be sure you gt a 200s warning you need 100% scanner coverage. Otherwise you will get warning randomly between 200s and the minimal amount based on how amny scanners you have and their quality. In theory even a fully blocked scanner can give you a warning in time but it might as well send the signal 1s before the meteor hits.

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23 minutes ago, PhailRaptor said:

Very little compared to the output of even a small Solar array.

The big issue is when the meteors are coming down. Although you could automate to shut off power to all scanners bar one. If I am correct, the scanners immediately pick up when the shower is overw regardless of scan/network quality.

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2 hours ago, ToiDiaeRaRIsuOy said:

The big issue is when the meteors are coming down. Although you could automate to shut off power to all scanners bar one. If I am correct, the scanners immediately pick up when the shower is overw regardless of scan/network quality.

With 100% coverage you can shut down the scanners except one at the first meteor detection and shut the doors after ~160s so they close in time.

Just keep in mind that the one scanner might not pickup meteors after you tyrn all others and before the rain starts off so you need your automation to account for that with buffers and filters. After the scanner stops detecting meteors you can take ~40s before turning on the others as they are useless before the doors open anyways.

That`s when you want optimal power effciency.

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My observations, which naturally could be wrong, is that even though breaks are said to be 300-1200 seconds long, it's actually only partly true. Meteor shows seem to always start at exactly quarter cycle intervals which means scanners in principle only needs to be on for less than 10% of the time to give you exactly the same accuracy as having them on all the time. If you string together 4 clock sensors to turn on the scanner array and set them at 24%, 49%, 74%, and 99%. Each with a 2% duration. You should see the same accuracy as a scanner array that is constantly on.

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