Use the status of electricity as input for logics

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Use the status of electricity as input for logics

Post by Eru_Ascar » Fri Dec 28, 2018 11:08 pm

Hi,

I want to use the electricity (power) as an input for the logics.

So I want to turn on a backup system when electricity production is below a certain percentage. But I do not get the electricity to show up as input for the calculators....

Any sugestions are apreciated!

Thank you a lot!

Best regards, Eru

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Re: Use the status of electricity as input for logics

Post by Loewchen » Fri Dec 28, 2018 11:15 pm

Use the charge of an accumulator as input.

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Re: Use the status of electricity as input for logics

Post by Zavian » Fri Dec 28, 2018 11:15 pm

You can connect accumulators to the circuit network. Then you can turn on backup generators (and/or turn off sections of factory) when ever your accumulators drop too low.

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Re: Use the status of electricity as input for logics

Post by Serenity » Sat Dec 29, 2018 12:53 am

Make you sure you use an SR-latch for that so you get a hysteresis. Otherwise everything will flicker on and off

https://wiki.factorio.com/Tutorial:Circ ... er_version

For steam backup power specifically I don't use a power switch like in that example though. But just switch on the water pumps instead

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Re: Use the status of electricity as input for logics

Post by Eru_Ascar » Wed Jan 09, 2019 5:52 pm

Hi!

A late "Happy New Year" to you all!

Thank you a lot! That helps me a lot!

Best regards, Eru-Ascar

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