WIP section detailing numbers for machines for automation purposes. Or curiosity! Given the number of changes that come with each patch these are particuarly volatile so please only use this as a guide. If you are unsure if something is correct please drop a comment.
Gather ore every every 30 seconds.
Energy consumed at about a rate of 1 per 2 sec.
With total storage of 500 this amounts to 16 minutes 40 seconds on a full charge.
(Rates for an unupgraded extractor)
For upgraded extractors the ore is gathered every 30 seconds just as an unupgraded extractor however the extractor pulls 2x, 4x, 8x, 16x, or 32x the ore into its inventory. This means a 3200% extractor completely filles its inventory momentarily until the connected hoppers can unload it.
For 1600% and 3200% extractors the amount of ore generated is so large that two hoppers are necessary to empty the extractor will minimal downtime. Additionally the 3200% extractor requires two battery connections to pull enough power to sustain continuous operation. With only one battery it will consume more power than the single batter can provide and it will periodically stop.
900 resorces per block
10 resources consumed per ore for tier 1 extractors totaling 90 ore per block.
45 minutes are required for one T1 extractor to deplete one ore block with a total energy cost of 2,700.
Time to deplete an ore vein = 45 minutes * number of blocks in the vein / number of unupgraded extractors working at full power. Adjust accordingly for upgraded extractors
Consumes a block every minute.
For coal this amounts to 5.8 energy per second - enough to power an 800% extractor with a small excess. For the coal power plant shown earlier in the guide the rate of consumption enables the extractor to produce excess coal at a rate of one coal every minute thus filling the hopper in 1 hours and 40 minutes. Alternatively one extractor can supply two PTGs at full capacity.
Item Storrage Hopper
A continuously powered attached ore extractor will fill the 100 slot inventory in 50 minutes.
A filled hopper can keep a PTG running for just nearly two hours (1 hour 48 minutes 20 seconds).
The rate at which a hopper outputs items onto a convey is slightly slower than the conveyor's movement rate so to keep a convey full from a filled hopper it is necessary to connect two conveyors to pull from the hopper and merge them to maximize throughput on one conveyor line.
16 energy per pulse
Pulse rate varies with energy input i.e. the number of connected batteries
***NOTE: Testing by Mithious indicates that overcharging a laser is capped when chaining lasers together so to take full advantage of overcharging each stage must be overcharged. I will do additional testing of this on my own to identify the caps.
My additional testing confirms Mithious indicating a cap of 4 energy per second for T1 lasers and 12.7 energy per second for T2 lasers when chaining lasers.
One battery connected: 1 pulse per 4.75 sec = 3.33 energy per second
Two batteries connected: 1 pulse per 2.4 sec = 6.66 energy per second
For three connected batteries = 10 energy per second
Four connected batteries = 13.4 energy per second
Five connected batteies = 16.6 energy per second
Or in other words 3.3*n energy per second where n is the number of connected batteries.
These should be a good rule of thumb in planning the number and configuration of materials necessary to move required power about.
This suggests a chain of alternating batteries for power transimission that maximizes batteries connected transfers power at a rate of 2*3.333 + (n-2)*5.2 where n is the number of lasers in the array and n >= 2.
T2 laser transfer rate test for v1.9 shows a fully overcharged T2 laser (5 connected batteries) can supply ~51 energy per second. T2 laser transfer rate is 10.2*n where n is the number of connected batteries.
624 energy generated in one day
Averaged out over day and night this equates to approximately 0.4 energy per second
13 solar panels = 1 PTG powered by coal but requires zero item input (12 solar panels if you factor in the energy cost of producing the coal to run the PTG)
On easy energy and easy solar (constant day) the solar panel operates continuously at 100% output for a consistent 4 energy/sec making it a viable energy alternative on the surface even at its cost.