Electricity problem

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Electricity problem

Post by Caplis » Mon Feb 11, 2019 5:24 pm

I built a water based power plant, and my whole base currently use about 1/4th of it (the rest of the steam engines are almost always idle), but most of my machines still operate maybe on a 60% scale (like, every other electric furnace and assembling machine).

I tried google it but can´t find any reason why this is happening, but I still got a feeling it is some newbie problem that is extremely easy to fix and I´m just stupid, so I don´t even bother to post screenshots.

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Re: Electricity problem

Post by Serenity » Mon Feb 11, 2019 6:49 pm

That isn't much information. Steam power has ratio of 40:20:1. That is 40 steam engines, 20 boilers and 1 offshore pump. So run the water through 20 boilers and then only connect two steam engines to each

Make sure all steam engines are connected with power poles

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Re: Electricity problem

Post by evopwr » Mon Feb 11, 2019 7:28 pm

if you click on a power pole, to bring up the energy stats window, does it show the "Satisfaction" bar at the top as being 100%? If not, then you arent satisfying all your power demands. And if you have idle steam engines, then i'm going to guess some arent connected using power poles, as Serenity suggested.

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Re: Electricity problem

Post by Caplis » Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:22 pm

Sorry, I didn´t give out enough information. I do know the basics about the electricity, I use the factorio "cheat sheet" so I know about the water steam ratio.

Below I include pictures, one with the layout of my steam factory (you can see only 1/4th of them are working), one of my electricity usage and one of my machine functioning on 50% efficiency.


https://ibb.co/TBP5G16
https://ibb.co/hfdxxk8
https://ibb.co/4JxHWP8

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Re: Electricity problem

Post by Loewchen » Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:28 pm

You have separated networks, fix the disconnect and it will work.

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Re: Electricity problem

Post by Caplis » Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:54 pm

I reworked the whole power poles network and it started working, thank you very much :)

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