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 decent amount of output at the cost of resources, but is far less efficient compared to the Large Reactors. 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

  • Whenever you place uranium ingots into a container next to a conveyor block that is connected to the reactor ... the reactors automatically will evenly distribute the ingots between each other. If you wish to stop this, you have to turn off the conveyor option in the reactors control panel.
  • If there is no power on the ship, you cannot transfer uranium into the reactor through containers or conveyors, it must be done directly. So always leave a spot open for manual input.

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