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  1. You can use a Buffer - Not clock and hold the output high with a memory toggle until a signal comes in to synchronize it. The timing of each rising edge will be fixed relative to the rising edge of the reset to the memory toggle.
  2. For petroleum generators, it's worth actively heating them up to a few degrees below overheat temperature for the most efficient power production. If made from steel, the power cost of using aquatuners to maintain a petroleum generator in an isulated room at 265 degrees c (it loses a bit of heat to the fuel) is only a few tens of watts on average, while the output 265 degree steam is worth about 600w.
  3. You sound surprised that balancing power grids in this game is not the most exciting part to some players. Additionally, bad planning should be expected with newer players, as they have no idea what they should be planning for. It certainly does not strike me as odd. There are many playstyles. I would also argue that the transformer's purpose is definitely not to isolate power grids. Not connecting them at all does that just fine without the transformer. The purpose is almost always because one wants to connect cheaper or more flexible 1k or 2k wire to power distribution on 20k wire, without the total load serviced by the 20k wire overloading the smaller wire. There are other uses, but that is the common use for it.
  4. Yeah I agree, it definitely depends on what it is being powered. Running doors, exosuit docks, and other safe stuff off a circuit with more than 2k max consumption seems fine. It's rare they are all opening or closing at the same time as every suit is filling. If a door browns out, it still opens, just slower. If the exosuit dock browns out, there is still oxygen in the suit and 5 other suits. Other things like O2 production, or time critical ventilation, pumping or automation all get lines that are within the 2k limit.
  5. What is the advantage of doing that instead of just running the power to the small transformers directly?
  6. They changed transformers sometime back and made it so that 1k transformers cannot overload 1k wire even with the internal power. Similarly, if you use 2x 1k transformers to run a 2k wire, it won't overload. There is no reaoson to believe a 2k transformer would overload a 2k wire. Using 2 parallel 1k transformers is the best solution available at the moment. Note there are some nice uses for 4k transformers to create a 1 way path for power from and to heavy watt wire. For example a very large battery bank charged by solar, and use transformers to power the main grid. That prevents the battery leakage from affecting the efficiency of on demand power from hydrocarbons or steam generators, while allowing a large amount of solar power to be buffered.
  7. Here is a SerDes that can pack up to 32 bits from one ribbon onto a single line at 2.5 bits per second and turn it back into the ribbon on the other side, the example only does 16 bits, but with 2 counters 32 is easy.. Synchronization is achieved by holding the clock high for at least 0.3 seconds to reset the counters.Hidden automation wires behind the new counters were indicated manually. One of these can run on each wire of the ribbon cable, along with the clock that's 32 * 31 or 991 bits of data theoretically capable on one ribbon, each additional ribbon would be 1024 bits if the clock is shared, and you can share the space with static signals, or place these serdes units where they are needed. Data out will be bit reversed from data in. Least significant bit becomes most significant bit.
  8. If you are using open air electrolyzers, you may end up getting less hydrogen than you could be. If the electrolyzer does not have an adjacent tile of hydrogen that it can be added to, it will often just delete the hydrogen instead of producing it. This is common enough that despite the lack of oxygen pumps, they may not produce more spare power than a SPOM will. Almost every SPOM design guarantees a hydrogen tile that the electrolyzer can produce to, so there is no lost hydrogen. This can be avoided in open air electrolyzers by placing a triangle of three airtight blocks over the electrolyzer to make an open tile for hydrogen to be produced in at the cost of more overpressure events on the electrolyzer. If you try this, you may be very surprised at how much hydrogen gets produced by the electrolyzer.
  9. At least now you can put 2 of the 1kW transformers in paralell to get 2kW protection.