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Medium electric pole

Machine

Recipe

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0.5
+
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2
+
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2
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1

Total raw

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0.5
+
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2
+
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2

Health

100

Stack size

50

Dimensions

1x1

Supply area

7x7 tiles

Wire reach

9 tiles

Required technologies

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1

Produced by

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The medium electric pole is part of the second tier of electric poles and is a direct upgrade from the small electric pole. It has the second-largest supply area of all of the electric poles and is unlocked early in the game, making it useful up until mid-game and even later. Additionally, its 1x1 footprint grants it more versatility than the 2x2 substation.

However, its relatively short wire reach makes it inconvenient to use for long-range power distribution; big electric poles are more suited for that task. It also lacks the supply area to power large, dense areas of machines, in which case substations should be used instead.

History

  • 0.9.0:
    • Visualizations of Area of effect when hovering on pole.
    • Further optimization on building while holding mouse down.
  • 0.7.0:
    • Poles now auto-connect to all poles in reach with no common neighbor.
    • Building electric poles with shift pressed builds it without any connections.
  • 0.6.3:
    • Max wire distance between poles is limited to the smallest pole's when manually connecting.
  • 0.5.0:
    • Shows what is connected to the electric pole when selected.
    • Added electric network statistics

See also