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by 5th Earth
Sun Aug 23, 2020 11:17 pm
Forum: Balancing
Topic: Inserter power usage (aka don't use fast inserters)
Replies: 16
Views: 3567

Re: Inserter power usage (aka don't use fast inserters)

If we have a fast inserter running flat out chest-to-chest, and replace it by a stack inserter moving items at the same rate, the energy consumption (ignoring drain) drops from 46kW to 33kW. But the stack inserter costs 90 resources to make, and the fast inserter only 12.5. Even using solar, 13kW o...
by 5th Earth
Sun Aug 23, 2020 11:09 pm
Forum: Balancing
Topic: Inserter power usage (aka don't use fast inserters)
Replies: 16
Views: 3567

Re: Inserter power usage (aka don't use fast inserters)

@OP : I'm not surprised in the slightest manner with your conclusions. Eyeballing consumption and speed, it seemed to me obvious. The only things eyeballing said nothing is the item per minute threashold a burner inserter gets more efficient than a regular inserter, and the stack bonus research at ...
by 5th Earth
Sun Aug 23, 2020 4:47 am
Forum: Balancing
Topic: Inserter power usage (aka don't use fast inserters)
Replies: 16
Views: 3567

Inserter power usage (aka don't use fast inserters)

So, a reply to a comment I made on a youtube video prompted me to break out the spreadsheets... The question is, what's the most energy efficient way to use inserters? In other words, how do we maximize items per second per kW? Well, I crunched numbers and found some interesting things. First, my ba...

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