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  1. Well my Rig of 8 combustion engines were doing a fine job of running my refinery and quarry, up until they all suddenly blew up this afternoon. Still picking through the rubble and trying to figure out what happened, maybe my pumps failed or my energy cell got full up and the engines were building up heat? Anyway I had to stop quarry and refinery production for now, probably gonna rebuild a new combustion plant, this time with autarchic gates set up to stop the engines when the cell is full?
  2. Ah I see! I've begun the process of converting my piping to TE pipes, which was quite hard in the beginning cause TE's material requirements can get pretty obscure... Currently I've set up an oil refinery rig. The refinery's output is phased to a large tank in my power station, and the fuel is then used to power a pair of combustion engines that are phased to power the refinery. I've connected a further two combustion engines to the fuel tank, and their output is routed into a redstone energy cell, and from there the power is routed to my various TE machinery. In the long term I'd like to unify the combustion power system into a single storage, from which point it can be routed to wherever requires power. In this regard, I guess I could link all four of my combustion engines to a single energy cell, and use a tesseract to route power to my refinery as well as machinery? Unfortunately, because Gates don't work with TE pipes, I'm not sure how to set it up so that the combustion engines will turn off if the redstone energy cell is full. Also, how many combustion engines can I reliably link to one energy cell without it being loaded up to full too quickly? Finally, if my redstone energy cell is outputting at 100MJ/t and I have it linked to both a refinery as well as a quarry, how will the game decide how much power to output to each of them?
  3. wow that ticks vs packets thing is pretty hard to grasp.. I shall go read the IC wiki. Do gates actually improve the efficiency of my setup? As far as I can tell they would only function to turn off the lava supply when its not being used, but seeing as Magmatic Engines don't explode regardless, do such gates have any efficiency or safety function? I shall replace my conductive pipes for gold ones, after which I guess the main focus will be to finish another 4 magmatic engines to power my quarry at close to full speed, after which I'll go into building the TE machinery. I find BC so much easier to work with than IC is - the LV/MV/HV really complicates things.
  4. Hey all, brand new player to tekkit here, need some general guidance. First off, I'm not too sure of the behaviour of the various forms of power. In real life, electricity has both a current and a voltage, but the tekkit power systems of course don't have this. Do the various power systems then act in the same was current does, or in the same way voltage does? For instance: In this situation, if you imagine the bottom branch of the Y shaped cable is receiving a power input of 32EU/t from a batbox, what will the power output be from each of the two top branches? 16EU/t each? or 32EU/t? In another case, if I have two generators of some kind inputting power of 5EU/t into the top branches, will the bottom branch be outputting 10EU/t, i.e. a combination of the two inputs? My second question has to do with this little geothermal rig that I have set up: I'm not too sure how I should go about rigging up the power for these guys. Right now I have two batboxes set up underground, each connected to two geothermal generators. One of these batboxes is linked to my 4Xoverclocked macerator, and the other to a 4Xoverclocked electric furnace in my ore processing system. I'm really not sure if this is an efficient use of the power. Should I connect all 4 to one energy storage device? Should each of my basic machines have a dedicated batbox, or will one batbox linked to both do? What should my next step be? Conceivably this geothermal rig could be set up to supply a very large number of geothermal generators, probably anywhere from 8-16 of them all linked to this one lava tank, but I'm not too sure what to do with the power. This a picture of the underground batbox system I have linked up: Each of the four cables is connected to a geothermal generator. I wasn't sure how the power and the cables would behave if they were interconnected, so to be safe i made sure they were all at least a block apart from each other to prevent them from linking to each other. Finally, here is a shot of my magmatic power rig: In the north branch, you can see I've only set up one of the 5 magmatic engines. I'm not entirely sure whether my wiring is efficiently transmitting all of the power out of the phase pipe seen at the top. Since there's currently 6 magmatic engines pumping at 4MJ/t, would I be right in saying that my quarry, which is connected to the other end of that phase conductive pipe, is currently receiving 24MJ/t of power? Thanks very much for your time. If you spot any dangerous oversights with regards to any of my rigs, please let me know. Only been playing minecraft for about a week so this is all new to me.