technic how do i power a quarry with an MFE
Posted 21 August 2012 - 03:21 PM
Posted 21 August 2012 - 05:31 PM
Posted 21 August 2012 - 07:04 PM
Posted 21 August 2012 - 07:25 PM
An Energy Link can accept low, medium, or high voltage, so an MFE can power it just fine. You'll need to either put the Energy Link adjacent to the quarry, or since it's a fairly expensive item to build, connect a wood conductive pipe to the Energy Link and then connect gold conductive pipes from that to multiple quarries and/or other BuildCraft items that need power.
Note that Energy Link, like the electric engine before it, converts EU to MJ indiscriminately so long as it's connected to conductive pipes, so you'll probably end up wasting a lot of power if you're just running one quarry.
I just finished setting up a pair of 64x64 quarries and found that once the frame was built, I could keep them running at near-full-speed by putting down a Redpower timer set for 10 seconds, connected to a not gate that faces the Energy Link. Since the EL shuts off when redstone current is applied, this results in the Energy Link "waking up" for a quick pulse every 10 seconds, which seems to be enough juice to keep both quarries going nonstop. I estimate this setup only uses 1/3 of the power that the direct connection did.
Posted 21 August 2012 - 07:41 PM
Posted 21 August 2012 - 07:53 PM
The only thing to watch out for is if you plan on upgrading to a newer Technic at some point. If you go to a version after they've removed Forestry, your electric engines will disappear. If you're happy keeping your world on that release forever, then knock yourself out.
Update: Saw your pic, that should work just fine. Once the frame is built you might even want to try cutting it down to 2 or even 1 engine and see if it changes speed at all.
Posted 21 August 2012 - 08:05 PM
Posted 04 October 2012 - 12:04 AM