So I'm recently the proud owner of a Matter Fabricator on our server, and I'm currently using 19 advanced solar panels feeding into an MFSU with glass fibre cable to power it. I'm planning on hugely increasing the number of panels pumping power into it, but my question is if there is a limit to how many panels you can have putting power through a single glass cable. I'm using a large Solar Flower arrangement.
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Posted 08 April 2013 - 12:41 AM
Posted 08 April 2013 - 12:46 AM
Theoretically, there is no limit to the amount of power generating devices you can have sending power through a single line, as long as none of the packets of power you are using exceed the voltage cap. EU is measured in "packets", collections of energy that an energy generation device sends out. Every energy generation device sends out one packet per game tick where there are 20 ticks per second, with packets of varying size. The limit on the amount of power a cable can carry is not based on how much total power is flowing through the line, but based on the size of the packets that the machines attached to the line are putting out.
The short of it is, you could hook up a theoretically infinite amount of solars to your power line, and as long as you don't also hook up, say, a Fusion Reactor pumping out packets of 32,000 EU, your cable will be fine. See the wiki page on EU if you're further interested in the full mechanics.
By the way: the voltage cap on Glass Fibre Cable is 512 EU/p.
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Posted 08 April 2013 - 12:48 AM
Fantastic. Thank you for that.
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