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Flaccid Jul 15, 2016 @ 12:46pm
Electric smelter?
Not sure if it's just me being blind but i cant find the electric smelter or anything that seems like an equivalent. Help?
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Draylynn Jul 15, 2016 @ 12:48pm 
Silly question; Did you research it? http://rimworldwiki.com/wiki/Research "Electric smelting"
Thought Criminal Jul 15, 2016 @ 1:02pm 
Originally posted by Flaccid:
Not sure if it's just me being blind but i cant find the electric smelter or anything that seems like an equivalent. Help?

You need the research but trust me, It's so underwhelming. It gives around 20-30 metal for each slag and takes enormous amounts of power while doing so. Just digging around in a nearby mountain will probably net you more metal while leveling your colonist's mining.
oldeguy Jul 15, 2016 @ 1:04pm 
Make sure you put it in a small building or when it rains BOOM.
SquareDildo Jul 15, 2016 @ 1:11pm 
And can give a few hundreds for a silver mace if you loot one. You can also smelt stone clubs for exotic stone types. Good if you don't make peace with tribals, especially if your landing zone is flat and you DON'T have any mountains.
CUPCAKEFURY Jul 15, 2016 @ 1:22pm 
great for smelting slag
CMDR Emotions Jul 15, 2016 @ 5:11pm 
Its a wonderfull place to put prisoners.
DG Dobrev Jul 15, 2016 @ 5:13pm 
Do not underestimate that thing. If you have a geothermal, electric smelting is really nice. I always research the two in succession, because it lets you get at least something out of the busted turets.
DownScale Jun 11, 2017 @ 9:00pm 
If you put a Power Switch in between the smelter and the Power Source, You'll have to tick-it-on when needed, but the reduction in power usage is extraordinary. Only turn it on when you're desperate enough for Smelting Slag, otherwise leave it off.:steamhappy:
DownScale Jun 11, 2017 @ 9:03pm 
Originally posted by DownScale:
If you put a Power Switch in between the smelter and the Power Source, You'll have to tick-it-on when needed, but the reduction in power usage is extraordinary. Only turn it on when you're desperate enough for Smelting Slag, otherwise leave it off.:steamhappy:
If you manage power in such ways, you won't have to worry about dropping you colony into darkness to feed the Smelter. You can turn other objects that are not in need of power. So, if you're not planning on tailoring anything tonight, turn the switch to the electric Tailoring Station OFF, and divert that power to the Smelter. Really over all you should be generating and charging batteries enough to account for the Smelter's random on/off to not over load the system, but if not POWER should -NOT- be a factor as to if you should or should not build this.
Zordah Jun 11, 2017 @ 9:04pm 
You can also smelt down the raiders weapons too can't you? It's not just for metal slag...
CMDR Emotions Jun 12, 2017 @ 6:21pm 
Originally posted by zordah:
You can also smelt down the raiders weapons too can't you? It's not just for metal slag...
OR you could not necro a nearly one year old thread.
Zordah Jun 12, 2017 @ 7:07pm 
Originally posted by CMDR Emotions:
Originally posted by zordah:
You can also smelt down the raiders weapons too can't you? It's not just for metal slag...
OR you could not necro a nearly one year old thread.

Hey buddy, it's wasn't me that necroed it. Blame DownScale :P
CMDR Emotions Jun 12, 2017 @ 7:08pm 
Originally posted by zordah:
Originally posted by CMDR Emotions:
OR you could not necro a nearly one year old thread.

Hey buddy, it's wasn't me that necroed it. Blame DownScale :P
your profile pics at a glance are similar.
Astasia Jun 12, 2017 @ 7:21pm 
Originally posted by DownScale:
If you put a Power Switch in between the smelter and the Power Source, You'll have to tick-it-on when needed, but the reduction in power usage is extraordinary. Only turn it on when you're desperate enough for Smelting Slag, otherwise leave it off.:steamhappy:

Ignoring the fact you necro'd an old thread for apparently no reason... You are aware every machine has a power toggle built into it right? You don't need a power switch, just select the machine and click on "designate power toggle" and a pawn will come along and turn the machine off. You use power switches to turn a large number of machines on or off at once (like turrets) or to seperate battery banks from your grid to protect them from being drained.
GuessMDK Jun 12, 2017 @ 7:32pm 
Originally posted by CMDR Emotions:
Originally posted by zordah:

Hey buddy, it's wasn't me that necroed it. Blame DownScale :P
your profile pics at a glance are similar.
They both have white. Thats about it on similarities......
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