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Constant combinator

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Recipe

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0.5
+
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5
+
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2
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1

Total raw

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4.25
+
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5.5
+
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2

Recipe

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0.5
+
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5
+
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2
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1

Total raw

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7.75
+
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12.5
+
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4

Health

120

Stack size

50

Calculations per 60 UPS

60

Internal name

constant-combinator

Prototype type

constant-combinator

Required technologies

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Produced by

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The constant combinator is part of the circuit network and one of three types of combinators available in the game (the other two being the arithmetic combinator and decider combinator). It constantly outputs the selected signal(s) to all connected wire networks without the need for a specific input, and can be turned on/off in the GUI manually. Most common uses include testing of composed circuitry or changing some user-defined settings by broadcasting a kind of a switching signal.

If the output of a combinator is desired to be switched on/off remotely or automatically, it is recommended to channel its output through a decider combinator. This combinator does not require electricity to function like the other two combinators.

History

  • 0.13.0:
    • Connected wires are highlighted when hovering over a combinator connected to the circuit network.
    • Combinators show input and output in alt mode.
    • More virtual signals for combinators.
    • Constant combinator can be rotated.
    • Decider combinator "input count" option makes the combinator copy the count of the specified output signal from the input signals, instead of copying the count from the condition.
    • New combinator graphics.
  • 0.12.5:
    • Combinators now emit light.
  • 0.12.2:
    • Combinators no longer turn off when no wires are connected.

See Also