On my Tekkit server I have several solar arrays and a nuclear reactor producing tonnes of EU, and most of it if going into storage and rarely used en masse. Aside from a mass fabricator, how could I use this EU in a productive way?

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    Turn it into MJ and power your quarry
    – user28379
    Mar 6, 2013 at 20:27
  • @jeffreylin_ a Quarry requires less than 4 eu/t to run at full capacity. (source: tekkit lite, two electric engines hooked to an MFE and one LV solar array)
    – legacy
    Mar 11, 2013 at 16:56
  • @legacy A quarry can accept up to 44 EU/t to go lightning fast (I think). Therefore, you must always have MOAR POWER!
    – user28379
    Mar 11, 2013 at 19:54
  • @legacy just tested, a electrician engine will only accept 4 EU/t no matter how much you have.
    – user28379
    Apr 6, 2013 at 20:29

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That's about it: a mass fabricator. Anything less doesn't need all that power, since the draw is so low that it might as well be free. Even then, once you've made everything you want from UU matter, you'll still have more power lying around than you need to keep your godlike gear fully charged.

Though, if you have the EU to power a small town, maybe you could start using it like that. Build things like street lamps using Luminators just because you can waste the power on something so frivolous. The wiring and building challenge of a huge power grid (and the aesthetic structures to go with it) may be worthwhile all its own.

  • Microblocks are a good way to make it look pretty.
    – user28379
    Apr 6, 2013 at 20:29

You could always try building Overclockers for your basic machines (Macerator, Compressor, Extractor ect.) to make them run faster, They also eat up a lot more power when they're overclocked so if you're wanting to burn off some EU that'd be the fastest way to do it.

Check the wiki for more info - http://thetekkit.wikia.com/wiki/Overclocker_Upgrade

Like the wiki also says you'll need to put in Transformer upgrades to actually deliver more power the machine quickly enough to get the most benefit - http://thetekkit.wikia.com/wiki/Transformer_Upgrade

And you'll also need to use Glass Fiber Cable to minimise the power loss across the duration of the cable - http://thetekkit.wikia.com/wiki/Glass_Fibre_Cable

That should help you burn off your EU a bit quicker :)

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