Make nightvision internal buffer bigger

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Make nightvision internal buffer bigger

Post by darkfrei » Thu Sep 12, 2019 10:33 am

Related to: https://wiki.factorio.com/Nightvision
Nightvision require a suit energy supply to function. Unfortunately its complementary tech portable solar panel does not provide energy at night, and the Nightvision's internal buffer of 120 kJ will quickly drain in a few seconds. Getting initial use out of Nightvision requires charging a modular battery to stay online over night.
Why the system, that's has the internal energy buffer cannot be used the whole night without external battery? It's like a flashlight, that cannot use inbuilt batteries, but needs external power source.

Or have been on the home planet such short nights?

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Re: Make nightvision internal buffer bigger

Post by Deadlock989 » Thu Sep 12, 2019 10:36 am

You want to strap a big battery pack to your head?

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Re: Make nightvision internal buffer bigger

Post by foamy » Fri Sep 13, 2019 6:04 pm

Deadlock989 wrote:
Thu Sep 12, 2019 10:36 am
You want to strap a big battery pack to your head?
I mean, you can apparently put two-dozen construction robots and several megajoules worth of buffer there.

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Re: Make nightvision internal buffer bigger

Post by Pandrosos » Sun Sep 15, 2019 12:32 am

With the exception of the roboports, all the armour equipment has similarly very small buffers. The system is designed around the use of batteries to meet night-time demand if using solars, as well as demand surges. Indeed batteries in armour are there for the same purposes as accumulators in your factory.

Why should nightvision be especially excluded from this?

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