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I have a nuclear reactor set up in a different dimension, and would like to transport some of the power home. How can I do this without doing something stupid like putting the reactor in my basement?

Note that this is Feed the Beast, so you can be creative.

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Reactors are not that bad. If designed properly, they don't blow up. Their blow-up radius is relatively small and if you are really paranoid put reinforced stone/MFFS around it. –  Euphoric Mar 10 '13 at 20:47
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You can charge batteries (and other EU storage items) and use RP2 retrievers with ender chests to charge them up, move them through the chests, then discharge them into an EU storage block in your base.

This design for the charging-up end is simple and effective, and can be scaled up with a bit of work to multiple MFSUs:

Top view:

+M+
RTR
+E+

+ = pneumatic tube
M = MFSU
R = Retriever
T = Timer
E = Ender Chest

The MFSU is one block below, with a tube on top of it.

Have one of the Retriever pull empty from the chest and put it in the MFSU, the other would pull full Lapotron from the MFSU and put it back in the chest. Set the timer to 5s or something.

The discharging end would be the same, but with the pneumatic tubes leading to the bottom of the collecting MFSU instead of the top, and the retrievers' sorting items reversed so that full go into the MFSU and empty go back into the chest.


Alternatively, I believe minecarts can travel through Mystcraft crystal frames, and there is an Energy Cart (from Railcraft) that can store EU. That would be another method, though I haven't tried it yet to confirm. I think the storage items method is likely faster and more scalable, though.

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If you're playing a modpack that includes the power converters, you could convert the eu's to steampower, then use a liquid tesseract to transmit it and finally convert it back to eu's on the other end. You could also convert it to mj's and use an energy tesseract to transmit but the energy tesseract has a 25% loss in transmission whereas the liquid tesseract does not lose anything.

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