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Question circuit network

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I have a question about how to use some settings with the circuit network
I have a stack-inserter connected and it start at a specific amount of stuff
How do I set it so it start working at/above 50k items and it stops at/below 30k
And what do I need for this

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I think you will need a latch - the wiki has a good description https://wiki.factorio.com/Tutorial:Circ ... ok#Latches of how to make this. Set the latch to turn on when items >= 50K, and to turn off when items <= 30K. Set the inserter to be enabled when the latch is set.

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Even though I have 1300+ hours in this game
The circuit network is still too complicated for me Even with wiki explanation :oops:

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Then your options are to live without or find a blueprint.

I'm about 90/10 on those, myself.
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once you wrap your brain around the concept of how the combinators work it gets easier. imho its the final puzzle of the game and is alot of fun.

I went from building things myself to having a dedicated train with a dedicated station then to my supply trains building things for me then to just a 2x5 size blueprint with one combinator, buffer chest, requester chest, and an inserter that supplies/builds everything in the area.

for your problem however, take whatever you need as a supply and hook them all up to the network (lets say red wire) then connect a constant combanator set to -30k of the item you want to limit hook that up with a red wire to the supply and to the inserter, then set the inserter to enable when <20k

so you have chest(s)->constant combinator->inserter the result should be whats in the chest -30k (so the signal will be negative until it hits 30001 or higher) then the inserter will start to see the signal and will stop working when it gets to 20k (50k-30k=20k) you can connect this to a power pole to check and see what signals and their values are.

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Post by MassiveDynamic »

Try this post...


viewtopic.php?f=18&t=81820

Also a quick tutorial...

https://youtu.be/AIYma_dtEUo

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Re: Question circuit network

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MassiveDynamic wrote:
Mon Jul 13, 2020 11:51 am
Try this post...


viewtopic.php?f=18&t=81820

Also a quick tutorial...

https://youtu.be/AIYma_dtEUo
You used the exact same item I did for the latch :D
I figured it out without your video but thanks

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