Transformers Overloading High Side Wires when within the Safe Limits


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Wires on the high sides of transformers are overloading when you try to use the wire at max capacity.  I tried different loads, different wires, and different combinations of transformers.  When 20kW of transformer draw is placed on heavy watt wire, it will break.  When 2kW of transformer draw is placed on conductive wire, it will break.  Etc.  As you can see in the energy tab, the transformer draw totals 20kW.  From the mouse over you can see the current load is at capacity.  Yet the wire (in this case a bridge, but it will break just wire as well) overloads.

This is not consistent with previous behavior.  We were able to have 5 large transformers on heavy watt wire before without issues, as well as 2 small transformers on conductive wire.

Here's a link to a reddit post where someone else was having issues

 

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Steps to Reproduce
Place transformers equal to a wire's capacity. Place generators on the high side generating more than wire's capacity. Place consumers on the low side demanding more than the wire's capacity (or batteries). The high side wire will overload. It shouldn't overload, and hasn't in the past.

Status: Pending

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I think I get it now from reading those posts. Let me recap it. Transformers will always have the same output rate. When the transformers internal batteries are empty, it will have unlimited consumption rate. When the internal storage is full, it will limit its consumption to its output rate. To avoid this problem, always keep your transformers charged. This means that planning for brownouts are a no go.

@Gamers Handbook Does this happen when the transformer is fully charged too or just when its empty/partially empty?

It could even be a rounding error with the transformers.

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As you can see, the transformers are at full charge in this screenshot and the bridge is taking damage while the batteries are getting charged.  Therefore it appears the hypothesis that when the internal transformer battery reads full this doesn't happen is incorrect.  Good hypothesis though.

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9 hours ago, Gamers Handbook said:

As you can see, the transformers are at full charge in this screenshot and the bridge is taking damage while the batteries are getting charged.  Therefore it appears the hypothesis that when the internal transformer battery reads full this doesn't happen is incorrect.  Good hypothesis though.

 

6 steam turbines per line

4 lines

6 * 4 * 850 = .... 20 400 

 

Oups ! You produce 400 w more than what the wire can support. :p 

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