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water wheel with crank engine

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I've noticed that if I plug the water wheel into a line of crank generators without first cranking them I only get just under 600kw, if I crank them before connecting the water wheel then I get the full power generation (11 generators in this case connected in a straight line). when I logged in today I only had about half the total power available. 

Anyone else have this issue?

Omnithreat July 20, 2023 8:13 pm

@mikolasvii You'll get full power for the first 5 minutes (from the hand crank) but after that, one water wheel can only turn two crank gens. If you want to get full power from 11 crank gens, you'll also need 6 water wheels on the same line.

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the proper balance of water wheels to crank generators is 1 water wheel to 2 crank generators, hopefully the description is updated soon to indicate this clearly.

MikolasVII Topic starter July 20, 2023 8:23 pm

@philip017 Thanks!

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and the power output seems to drop randomly as well to 594kW

Rbox September 12, 2023 1:25 pm

Annoyingly when more generators are connected to 1 waterwheel, they ALL light up, but only 2 produce elec.Display of generated elec is also confusing as hell. This has got to be looked into

forsakenfenix September 12, 2023 4:36 pm

@rbox, in the last patch they changed water wheels (WW) and generators (CG) to be based off torque.
A Single WW Makes 100/Nm of torque
A MK I CG uses 40/Nm of Torque
A MK II CG Uses 125/NM of Torque
Torque is split evenly between everything on a line.
So if you use 3 MK I CG with 1 WW you should get 375kw of power.
The easy way of doing the math is you need 120Nm for 3 CG, You are 20 Nm short that means CG is going to be half power, so you only get 75kw