Medium Battery

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Medium Battery Medium Battery
Medium Battery.jpg
Tier Medium
Group Power
Type Module
Crafted at Icon Tier Medium.png Small Printer
Recipe 1x Icon Zinc.png Zinc
1x Icon Lithium.png Lithium
Unlock Cost 3,750 Bytes

The Medium Battery is one of the types of Batteries in Astroneer which stores power.

Source[edit | edit source]

Output Input Module
Icon Battery.png Medium Battery Icon Zinc.png Zinc
Icon Lithium.png Lithium
Icon Tier Medium.png Small Printer

Uses[edit | edit source]

  • Power Throughput Rate: 3 U/s
  • Power Capacity: 256 U
  • The Medium Battery has 16 visible columns, each of which is equivalent to 16 Units.

Like the Icon Battery.png Small Battery, Medium Batteries accumulate power when production of energy exceeds demand for energy. The Medium Battery will give away its stored energy whenever the network doesn't produce enough energy.

Additional Information[edit | edit source]

  • Lacking visible horizontal lines to mark individual 'bars' found on the Icon Battery.png Small Battery, each of the 16 vertical columns is effectively four bars on a Small Battery.
  • Accounting for size efficiency, it could ostensibly be useful in some situations to fill a Icon Storage.png Medium Storage with Small Batteries if throughput is desired. The total energy capacity remains the same (Each of the 8 Small Batteries holds 1/8th the power of the Medium Battery), however this costs 8 Lithium and 2 Resin. Using Icon Storage.png Medium Storage Silos instead increases the total cost to 24 Lithium and 2 Titanium, but also allows you to store 3x the energy in the same space, with 8x the power transfer rate.
  • Medium Batteries used to be able to be found deep in caves at the end of tunnels rarely.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Traveling to different planets will make the yellow bars move off of the center of the battery. The moved bars can not be collided with, but do move the outline of the battery when hovered over. Extensive space travel worsens the effect. This can normally be fixed by either resetting the game or packing the battery, then unpacking it.

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