Small Battery

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Small Battery
Tier Small
Group Storage
Type Widget
Recipe 1x Lithium
Crafted at Backpack
Research Yes

The Small Battery (or Backpack Battery) is one of the types of Batteries in Astroneer which stores power up to a capacity of 2 columns (8 units). It can be placed in any slot.

Usage[edit | edit source]

Like the Medium Battery, it will be filled when connected to the network and all other Modules and Medium Batteries have been filled. That is when all other main batteries are full and there are no other empty batteries closer to the energy source.

The battery will transfer its internal energy whenever the network doesn't produce (enough) energy and exclusively if a main battery (in a backpack, module or vehicle) requires power.

  • Recharges & discharges rate = 1 unit/sec max.

When placed in the backpack, it increases the total energy storage by 80%, from 10 to 18 units. A single small battery in the backpack, despite being visually a lot smaller than the main battery, almost doubles the storage and the time you can spend mining using Augments while not tethered (or when no other source of energy is available). Energy will be drawn first from the small battery over the main one but as said above will only be filled when the main one is itself full.

The small battery can give away stored energy and recharge when in one of the backpack's side-slots.