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Electromagnetic Generator
Electromagnetic Generator
Category Base Building
Type Power Distribution Module
Updated Origins

Electromagnetic Generator is a base building product.


Electromagnetic Generator is a base building product that generates power from Electromagnetic Power Hotspots and does not need additional fuel to operate. It can be connected to various base building products with Electrical Wiring to supply power to them.

Game description[]

When suitably placed in an area of high field strength, efficient electromagnetic dynamos are used to generate near limitless power.

Locate appropriate sites with the Surveying upgrade for the Analysis Visor. Power output will vary from site to site.


The blueprint can be obtained from the Construction Research Station aboard the Space Anomaly, costing 10 Salvaged Data to unlock.


Electromagnetic Generator can be built using a blueprint and the following ingredients:

Power generation[]

An Electromagnetic Generator will output 130-315kP of power depending on the hotspot's potential. Hotspots can generate 130-170, 200-240, 260-280 and 290-315kP of power at C, B, A and S Potential respectively. However, the farther away from the hotspot, the less power generated.

Interacting with an Electromagnetic Generator displays power grid information, including total power currently generated by all connected generators; total power currently consumed by all connected base products; amount of power currently stored in all connected Batteries; and electromagnetic field strength, measured in Kp/s.

Additional information[]

Electromagnetic Generators do NOT work across bases. A hotspot must be within, or close to the boundaries of your base build limit to function properly. Generators which are part of a different base will show they are directing power, however, the one inside your other base will be un-powered.

You can build multiple generators around the same spot and they will all generate about the same amount of power. If one generates 150kps building and connecting four will give you 600kps.

Release history[]

  • Beyond - Added as a base building product.