Oxygen Generator

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Oxygen Generator Icon.png
Large Ship Icon.png
Large Ship / Station
Oxygen Generator
 
Components
Required

 

 
 
4
 
 
Mass (kg):
2587
 
Build time (seconds):
20
 
Active power consumption (MW):
0.33
 
Idle Power Consumption (MW):
0.001
 
Storage Capacity (L):
(only Ice, Bottles) 4000
 
Airtight:
No
 
Power Consumer Group:
Factory
 
Dimensions (W x H x D):
1 x 2 x 1
Oxygen Generator Icon.png
Small Ship Icon.png
Small Ship
Oxygen Generator
 
Components
Required

 

 
 
1
 
 
Mass (kg):
298.6
 
Build time (seconds):
13
 
Active power consumption (MW):
0.1
 
Idle Power Consumption (MW):
0.001
 
Storage Capacity (L):
(only Ice, Bottles) 1000
 
Airtight:
No
 
Power Consumer Group:
Factory
 
Dimensions (W x H x D):
3 x 3 x 2

Overview

The Oxygen Generator is a functional Block available for Small Ships, Large Ships and Stations. It is used to process Ice into breathable Oxygen and Hydrogen fuel.

Usage

If connected to a Conveyor Network via one of the inventory access points, the Oxygen Generator can automatically pull in Ice from attached inventories to process. Oxygen and hydrogen generated will travel through the conveyor system, and will be stored in an Oxygen Tank or Hydrogen Tank. If there are no tanks with vacancy in the conveyor network, the Oxygen Generator will not process Ice.

The oxygen generator can be used to refill Oxygen and Hydrogen Bottles by placing empty or partly filled bottles into the O2 generators inventory and either clicking "Refill bottles" or activating the control panel option "Auto-Refill".

Indicators

Oxygen Generator Status
Color Status
     Oxygen Generator has Ice and is processing it into gas,
while there is still free capacity in the tanks it has access to.
Air Vent Front Indicator Green.png Oxygen Generator has Ice in its inventory but, is unable to process it
since all the accessible and enabled tanks are completely full.
Air Vent Front Indicator Yellow.png Oxygen Generator is powered and is On,
but has no Ice in its inventory cannot work.
Air Vent Front Indicator Red.png Oxygen Generator is either unpowered or deactivated.

Gas Generation

Oxygen and Hydrogen are produced at a 1:1 ratio for large generator and at a 3:2 for small generator. In addition, the processing only produces one output. Either Oxygen or Hydrogen, but not both. Giving the Oxygen Generator access to both oxygen and hydrogen tanks will merely split the output of the Oxygen generator into using 50% of the available ice for Oxygen and 50% of the available ice for Hydrogen.

Game version: 01.139

Oxygen generation rate - Large 501 O2/s
Oxygen generation rate - Small 249 O2/s
Hydrogen generation rate - Large 501 H2/s
Hydrogen generation rate - Small 166 H2/s
Ice to oxygen ratio 1 kg Ice = 9 O2
Ice to hydrogen ratio - Large 1 kg Ice = 9 H2
Ice to hydrogen ratio - Small 1 kg Ice = 4 H2

Media

Oxygen Generator OxyGen01.jpg

Tips

  • Sometimes it may be wise to disable your oxygen generator when you don't need it. This is because it can generate excess amounts into your oxygen tanks. If your oxygen tanks are full, you cannot depressurize a room as there is no where for the oxygen to go.

Known Issues

See also

Programming

Update History

Update 01.074
  • Oxygen Generator block introduced
Update 01.105
  • Oxygen Generator now can also produce Hydrogen