Power-Measuring Combinators

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Power-Measuring Combinators

Post by CJ5Boss » Tue Jan 08, 2019 3:38 pm

Hello all,
I am looking for a nice setup or blueprint that allows me to measure the amount of power I have using combinators and lights, if this is possible, it would be much appreciated, thanks! I can't seem to figure out anything and I think it would be a nice addition to my factories.
Edit: I probably put this in the wrong section, just found the combinator one. Will copy it there, but answers are appreciated, thanks.
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Re: Power-Measuring Combinators

Post by Serenity » Tue Jan 08, 2019 5:34 pm

You can measure the level of an accumulator

Bargraphs are simple if that's what you mean. The combinator is only really needed to set the color. Just hook up all lights with a wire and set each light to go on at a certain threshold. For example 10, 20, 30, etc.

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Re: Power-Measuring Combinators

Post by CJ5Boss » Tue Jan 08, 2019 7:49 pm

Serenity wrote:
Tue Jan 08, 2019 5:34 pm
You can measure the level of an accumulator

Bargraphs are simple if that's what you mean. The combinator is only really needed to set the color. Just hook up all lights with a wire and set each light to go on at a certain threshold. For example 10, 20, 30, etc.
Right, but is there a way to measure the entire level of energy going through power poles, not just in an accumulator?
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Re: Power-Measuring Combinators

Post by Jap2.0 » Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:56 pm

CJ5Boss wrote:
Tue Jan 08, 2019 7:49 pm
Serenity wrote:
Tue Jan 08, 2019 5:34 pm
You can measure the level of an accumulator

Bargraphs are simple if that's what you mean. The combinator is only really needed to set the color. Just hook up all lights with a wire and set each light to go on at a certain threshold. For example 10, 20, 30, etc.
Right, but is there a way to measure the entire level of energy going through power poles, not just in an accumulator?
No.

(I can theorize a few way, but they're not at all practical, wouldn't be especially accurate, and would have a few limitations - although if you want to know, more, let me know.)
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