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[0.16.51] Adding beacon lowers power usage

Posted: Thu Nov 29, 2018 4:30 am
by Trebor
I was trying to figure out if a beacon with a speed module would effect the power usage of idle assemblers. I created a sandbox game with two assembling machine 2 and added a beacon with 2 speed 3 modules. The power usage of the assembling machines went from 10kw to 9.9kw. Attached is a save that shows the problem. Just remove the modules or power to the beacon to see the effect. I was expecting the power usage to remain the same or increase.

Edit: kw not mw, that's what happens when you post late at night.

Re: [0.16.51] Adding beacon lowers power usage

Posted: Thu Nov 29, 2018 8:25 pm
by Trebor
I did some more playing around. From 1 to 5 speed 3 modules drop the power to 9.9kw, 0 or 6 or more has the power at 10kw.

Re: [0.16.51] Adding beacon lowers power usage

Posted: Fri Nov 30, 2018 12:20 am
by TruePikachu
Duplicate of 63153.

Re: [0.16.51] Adding beacon lowers power usage

Posted: Fri Nov 30, 2018 1:25 am
by Trebor
Sorry about that, I looked for posts with modules and power and didn't find anything. Didn't think about searching for low power.