Small Reactor

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Small Reactor Icon.png
Large Ship Icon.png
Large Ship / Station
Small Reactor
 
Components
Required

 

 
 
6
 
 
Mass (kg):
4793
 
Integrity:
12065
 
Build time (seconds):
40
 
Max power output (MW):
15
 
Storage Capacity (L):
1000
 
Airtight:
No
 
Power Producer Group:
Reactor
 
Dimensions (W x H x D):
1 x 1 x 1
Small Reactor Icon.png
Small Ship Icon.png
Small Ship
Small Reactor
 
Components
Required

 

 
 
1
 
 
Mass (kg):
278
 
Integrity:
830
 
Build time (seconds):
20
 
Max power output (MW):
0.5
 
Storage Capacity (L):
125
 
Airtight:
Yes - all orientations
 
Power Producer Group:
Reactor
 
Dimensions (W x H x D):
1 x 1 x 1


Overview

The Small Reactor provides power to the entire grid it is placed in by consuming Uranium Ingots. It is capable of providing a respectable amount of output at the cost of resources, but it is far less space-efficient compared to a Large Reactor. (Electrical efficiency is the same.) For more information on reactors in general as well as the mechanics, see Electricity#Reactors.

Usage

In order to use the reactor, the player must first acquire the needed fuel. First Uranium Ore must be mined and then processed with the Refinery into Uranium Ingots. These ingots is what powers both the small and large reactors. Power consumption is based on the amount of output the reactor is generating. The higher the output, the more uranium is used. It is far more economical to build one large reactor in resources involved to construct and total mass, than building several smaller ones.

Media

Small Reactor SReact01.jpg

Tips

  • Reactors will draw in their own fuel as needed from the conveyor system. If you wish to stop this, turn off "use conveyor system" in the reactor's control panel.
  • On ships, conveyors require electricity to transfer items. If you have internal reactors that cannot be accessed directly, you will need to power the ship temporarily through some other means, such as adding a small reactor to the exterior while you add fuel to the ship's conveyor system.

Known Issues

See Also

Programming

Update History

Update 01.095
  • Small Reactor output increased 3x (small block: 0.1 MW -> 0.5 MW, large block: 5 MW -> 15 MW)
Update 01.054
  • Fixed pressing "Y" shuts off all reactors regardless of ownership and sharing
  • Fixed texture issue on small reactors
Update 01.032
  • Fixed small reactor terminal not available
Update 01.021
  • Added new sounds
Update 01.020
  • Power output is now visible in the reactor’s control panel