Medium Generator

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Medium Generator Medium Generator
Medium Generator.png
Tier Medium
Group Power
Type Module
Crafted at Icon Tier Medium.png Small Printer
Recipe 1x Icon Tungsten.png Tungsten
1x Icon Aluminum.png Aluminum
Unlock Cost 3,750 Bytes

The Medium Generator is one of the generators in Astroneer and consumes Icon Carbon.png Carbon to produce power.

Source[edit | edit source]

Output Input Module
Icon Generator.png Medium Generator Icon Tungsten.png Tungsten
Icon Aluminum.png Aluminum
Icon Tier Medium.png Small Printer

Uses[edit | edit source]

  • Power Production Rate: 3 U/s
  • One Icon Carbon.png Carbon will fuel the Medium Generator for 100 seconds and produce 300 Units.

Once plugged into a socket on a platform or storage, the generator will convert Icon Carbon.png Carbon over time into Power. The Medium Generator will not slow down Icon Carbon.png Carbon consumption if nothing is available to use the power it makes, so caution should be taken to avoid wasting fuel.

Power output may be automated by placing the Medium Generator on a platform with storages attached that contain Icon Carbon.png Carbon. When one nugget has been used up, the next will be pulled until all nuggets have been used up, at which point the generator will no longer produce power.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • When planning for long trips, Icon Carbon.png Carbon has the highest consumable power yield per single T1 slot of any item in the entire game, with a few exceptions;
    • The tier 2 slot that a Medium Generator takes up is effectively 24 tier 1 slots that could be used by Medium Storage Silo to hold Organic and Small Generators.
    • Consequently, it's possible to carry more energy per storage space used by placing Organic instead of Carbon if space is limited.
    • The ratio flips above 12 spaces used; 12 T1 spaces worth of Organic or Carbon produce almost exactly the same amount of power, including the overhead of the space the generator takes up. An easy way to remember is that if you must carry more than 12 Organic for portable power, you will be able to store more total energy by using a Medium Generator instead.
    • For longer one-way trips, it might be viable to simply package a Medium Generator back into its original T1 box, or fabricate a new one by bringing materials along.

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