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How to Automate Big Reactors.

Discussion in 'General FTB chat' started by dustin heisey, May 24, 2014.

  1. dustin heisey

    dustin heisey New Member

    Ok, so what I am trying to accomplish is whenever my system is full of power, turn the reactor off. If anyone has any ideas please let me know.
  2. groxor

    groxor New Member

    Use redstone port
  3. malicious_bloke

    malicious_bloke Over-Achiever

    Two things to get you started:

    TE3 energy cells will give a redstone signal into a comparator proportional to their fullness.
    BigReactors have a redstone port to toggle status.
  4. Lordlundar

    Lordlundar New Member

    Three redstone ports. two set to output a signal based on capacity. One set to output above a certain mark (I usually go 90-95%), another for below a certain amount (I use 5-10%). The third port set to input under power control and set to toggle when it receives a signal. Daisy chain the three together using your preferred redstone method and turn it on.

    There is a way using Rednet as well but that's beyond my personal skill level.

    While true, unless running through a turbine setup is not needed. The internal capacitor will work just fine for the purpose needed.
  5. Gladi099

    Gladi099 New Member

    If you have mfr ibstalled simpelst way is two rednet ports.
    Set both on white channel (top left).
    First port output energy level.
    Second set to input cobtrol rod level for all control rods.

    that way the reactor regulates it self.

    ofc connect them both with a rednet cable.
  6. Gladi099

    Gladi099 New Member

    I can post pictures if needed, once iam home from work
  7. dustin heisey

    dustin heisey New Member

    ok thank you
  8. Lonewolf187

    Lonewolf187 New Member

    Please do, I would like to see your set up.
  9. epidemia78

    epidemia78 New Member

    Or you could grow uranium from magical crops and turn it into an infinite supply of yellorite so you dont have to turn it off.
  10. Brian Cherrick

    Brian Cherrick Well-Known Member

    This is taken from another thread I made a few weeks ago for the same thing. I no use this setup, and it works like a gem.
  11. namiasdf

    namiasdf New Member

    MFR laser drills and the infinite positive feedback loop of sulfur/uranium you get from this OP process.
  12. dustin heisey

    dustin heisey New Member

    So mfr lasers produce yellorium? Didn't know that how do I get into that?
  13. Brian Cherrick

    Brian Cherrick Well-Known Member

    They can produce just about anything, but that doesn't fix the problem of you outputting power you aren't using. Of course if you were running an MFR drill, those things will damn near use as much as you pump into them, lol.
  14. Peppe

    Peppe New Member

    Random chance like any ore. Weighted with other rare ores. Yellow focus x6 makes it come up pretty often.

    5000 Rf/t to each pre-charger for max speed.
  15. dustin heisey

    dustin heisey New Member

    So I would only need 20k rf per tick to fully power one?
  16. Peppe

    Peppe New Member

    Yes. But why build one when you could build two at twice the cost?
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  17. dustin heisey

    dustin heisey New Member

    yea lol too bad i have to go through the whole mob essence, slaughterhouse thing
  18. steve g

    steve g New Member

    you can sufficiently run a drill with just 2 prechargers...if you're producing 20k+ rf per tick...run 2 drills ;)

    even better...once you got the active reactor worked out...try turning it into a passive reactor (steam output, water input) and run some turbines...youll get way more power.
  19. dustin heisey

    dustin heisey New Member

    the power output is scaled up on my server, a 7by 7 reactor is producing 123k rf per tick, i wonder how much the turbines would make...
  20. namiasdf

    namiasdf New Member

    Build more laser drills, then more reactors, then more laser drills.

    Seems legit.

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