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    Electricity how does it work?

    I'm trying to figure out if I have a generator followed by a switch then lights that if I turn the switch off with the generators still running does it drain the fuel or stop it's use till the demand by the switch is turned back on. Thanks in advance and any links on using it would be useful if there's anything you pit can recommend? Thanks in advance Gav.

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    And for instance in survival which one wins? Solar, generator or battery bank? Or do they all have there set purposes? And does it make a difference to the output between the three of them as I see the generator can produce a max on 300w per each one

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    Are there only two option for lights at present?

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    You can simply check this yourself in the game. Either when you access the generator bank or hover over it with a wire tool it will tell you the actual drain (I don't remember which one does it but I remember it gets shown)

    And yes, turning on lights, dart throwers or blade traps adds a lot of drain, turning them off removes it again.

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    Thanks Mega and yeah I notice when the switch is off it stays with no power which is useful and saves me ever switching the generator off

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    And I've got about 40 dart traps and 30 to 40 blade traps I need to hook up lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gavb12345 View Post
    Thanks Mega and yeah I notice when the switch is off it stays with no power which is useful and saves me ever switching the generator off

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    And I've got about 40 dart traps and 30 to 40 blade traps I need to hook up lol
    Can you post a picture of this? Must be a spectacular theme park for the zombies

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    I can do indeed although I need to rig it up with trigger plates but I'm having difficulty getting my head around it... just like my farm lol... Like I swear for each trap I need a trigger plate but how do I rig it? Dart trap, trigger plate, relay, generator? Really new to this but I just wanted to make a absolute beast of a base lol.. should of saw how long it took me to dig the trenches for it! Easily day 21 plus on 120 min days and I have a whole floor of iron bars to attack from above

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    All on solo survival apart from my swimming pool which I had no choice but to use water blocks to fill my swimming pool to 4 blocks deep and that was a mission in itself

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gavb12345 View Post
    I can do indeed although I need to rig it up with trigger plates but I'm having difficulty getting my head around it... just like my farm lol... Like I swear for each trap I need a trigger plate but how do I rig it? Dart trap, trigger plate, relay, generator? Really new to this but I just wanted to make a absolute beast of a base lol.. should of saw how long it took me to dig the trenches for it! Easily day 21 plus on 120 min days and I have a whole floor of iron bars to attack from above

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    All on solo survival apart from my swimming pool which I had no choice but to use water blocks to fill my swimming pool to 4 blocks deep and that was a mission in itself
    If you are unsure about how some electricity stuff should be wired, build a test version on a flat surface somewhere else. Wiring gets complicated as soon as you put it into a horde base.

    Wiring is limited, i.e. there is always only one input connection on any electrical device and therefore you can only implement "and" logic with this wiring.

    So it is possible to make something turn on if a switch AND a trigger plate is activated (by connecting those in series like you listed in your dart trap example), but it is not possible to make something turn on if a switch OR trigger plate is activated.

    Since you can put multiple output wires on any electrical device, one switch or trigger plate can turn on multiple items though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by meganoth View Post
    If you are unsure about how some electricity stuff should be wired, build a test version on a flat surface somewhere else. Wiring gets complicated as soon as you put it into a horde base.

    Wiring is limited, i.e. there is always only one input connection on any electrical device and therefore you can only implement "and" logic with this wiring.

    So it is possible to make something turn on if a switch AND a trigger plate is activated (by connecting those in series like you listed in your dart trap example), but it is not possible to make something turn on if a switch OR trigger plate is activated.

    Since you can put multiple output wires on any electrical device, one switch or trigger plate can turn on multiple items though.
    damn really does seems like I need a good test run on creative just before I implement it on a the scale I have on my base and to count I have 32 blade traps at present possibly more by the time I fully finish it but still a work in progress and 30 dart traps surrounding my base at the bottom
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    So I couldn't upload all the screenshots on here due to upload limit but to give a detailed image of what I've done I've uploaded them all to steam so you can check it on there and feel free to send us a friend request but anyhow my steam name is: butler_121


    and also bare in mind its still very unfinished, however the trap system design is pretty much done other than me adding electric fences, iron spikes and maybe barbed wire and maybe addind more blade traps but yeah just trying to finish of the farm above before I start building a fully fledged house lol... all on survival and 120 min days its been a mad grind

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    Thanks for posting the pictures, I could access the pictures in steam too.

    Impressive megalomaniac building , I especially liked the dart throwers behind slits. I'm thinking of copying that design for the front yard of my next home base.

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    Quote Originally Posted by meganoth View Post
    Thanks for posting the pictures, I could access the pictures in steam too.

    Impressive megalomaniac building , I especially liked the dart throwers behind slits. I'm thinking of copying that design for the front yard of my next home base.
    not just 1 slit two slits the thinnest parts of each slit meets together and I may do a video regarding this Mega but I thought 1 wall of slits wasn't good enough so I did two and now I'm considering whether two will suffice but I've designed it in such a way that if that fails I have the iron bars above and a internal room inside the dart trap system with iron bars so I could fight right where the dart traps are if they are destroyed or go up higher and fight on iron bars inside the area or outside of it but without showing the full base via vid its difficult to explain the complete concept but I'm hoping by day 100 it should be complete with the house build on top of the whole trap system but solo survival takes a damn lifetime to do it!

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    Hello,

    A small question about the solar panel please

    I connect the panel equipped ramp to a Battery Bank and then to a projector.

    It marks me 5w (the conso of the projector) but nothing is charged in the Battery Bank to allow to continue worked at night.

    Or have I done wrong?

    Thank you

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