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Chests

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Inserters storing extra iron ore in wooden chests.

Chests are used to store items. Chests are nothing more then a number of Stacks.

Item Max stacks Description
Wooden chest 16 Basic storage chest.
Iron chest 32 Larger basic chest.
Steel chest 48 Basic chest with maximum capacity of 48 stacks.
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Smart chest
48 Connectable to Circuit network.
Active Provider chest 48 Used for Logistic network, Circuit network.
Passive Provider chest 48 Used for Logistic network, Circuit network.
Storage chest 48 Used for Logistic network, Circuit network.
Requester chest 48 Used for Logistic network, Circuit network.

Stack limitation

All chests have a stack limitation. In most cases it is used to limit the number of items that can be inserted. This is useful if you want to store some number of items, but not a full chest, and it can replace the combination of a smart inserter with circuit network or logistic network.

Other entities with stacks

Stacks are needed to store items. Entities with stacks are