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I'm at quite an early stage of the game in terms of power generation but I have (possibly unwisely) started making Applied Energistics equipment as I really want to use it to manage the masses of storage I have not yet got a purpose for.

I am using an generator to charge 3 batboxes and connected to those I have a macerator, compressor and electric furnace via copper cable.

I also have hooked up my AE network to this but I don't want to use it all the time.

How can I switch certain parts of this powered electrical network on and off in order to only run certain things at certain times without having to break the copper wires?

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Quite simple, you just want a Splitter cable.

The Splitter Cable is a special cable which prevents EU from flowing through it when a redstone current is applied.

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This works great although for others that follow, right now there seems to be a bug where you can't directly put a lever next to this. I covered the splitter in construction foam but running redstone 2 blocks out did the same thing. Thanks fredley! – Neil Trodden Apr 23 '13 at 12:58

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