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Distribution system for ENG, SYS, and WEP capacitors.

— In-Game Description

The Power Distributor is a module that regulates the distribution of power from the Power Plant between the ship's three main subsystems: Systems (SYS) which controls shield strength, Engine (ENG) which controls thruster output, and Weapons (WEP) which supplies power to weapon modules. It also includes a capacitor bank for each of the three systems, plus a three-way recharge capability that has increased or decreased effectiveness depending on its power allotment.

Usage

Power Distributors are rated by their energy-storage capacity (the maximum charge in each capacitor) and by their recharge rate (how many power units per second are recharged if that capacitor is at full four pips).

The recharge rate directly correlates to the number of pips the player has assigned to each system. For example, if the 1E Power Distributor (which has a Weapons Recharge rate of 1.200) has all four pips enabled for WEP, it will recharge at a rate of 1.2 power units per second. If it is set for two pips, WEP will recharge at 0.6 power units per second. This means you could fire a single Fixed Beam Laser for approximately six seconds before it depletes its available energy. If a power distributor is disabled it will function normally without the ability to change pip allocation. The power distribution will be what it was before it was disabled.

All Power Distributors are capable of recharging WEP considerably faster than SYS or ENG, and that SYS and ENG always have the same maximum recharge rate.

Specifications

Class Rating Mass (T) Integrity Power Draw Weapons Engines/Systems Value (CR)
Capacity Recharge Capacity Recharge
1 E 1.30 A 0.32 10.000 1.200 8.000 0.400 517
1 D 0.50 A 0.36 11.000 1.400 9.000 0.500 1,293
1 C 1.30 A 0.40 12.000 1.500 10.000 0.500 3,231
1 B 2.00 A 0.44 13.000 1.700 11.000 0.600 8,078
1 A 1.30 A 0.48 14.000 1.800 12.000 0.600 20,195
2 E 2.50 A 0.36 12.000 1.400 10.000 0.600 1,448
2 D 1.00 A 0.41 14.000 1.600 11.000 0.600 3,619
2 C 2.50 A 0.45 15.000 1.800 12.000 0.700 9,048
2 B 4.00 A 0.50 17.000 2.000 13.000 0.800 22,619
2 A 2.50 A 0.54 18.000 2.200 14.000 0.800 56,547
3 E 5.00 A 0.40 16.000 1.800 12.000 0.900 4,053
3 D 2.00 A 0.45 18.000 2.100 14.000 1.000 10,133
3 C 5.00 A 0.50 20.000 2.300 15.000 1.100 25,333
3 B 8.00 A 0.55 22.000 2.500 17.000 1.200 63,333
3 A 5.00 A 0.60 24.000 2.800 18.000 1.300 158,331
4 E 10.00 A 0.45 22.000 2.300 15.000 1.300 11,349
4 D 4.00 A 0.50 24.000 2.600 17.000 1.400 28,373
4 C 10.00 A 0.56 27.000 2.900 19.000 1.600 70,932
4 B 16.00 A 0.62 30.000 3.200 21.000 1.800 177,331
4 A 10.00 A 0.67 32.000 3.500 23.000 1.900 443,328
5 E 20.00 A 0.50 27.000 2.900 19.000 1.700 31,778
5 D 8.00 A 0.56 31.000 3.200 22.000 1.900 79,444
5 C 20.00 A 0.62 34.000 3.600 24.000 2.100 198,611
5 B 32.00 A 0.68 37.000 4.000 26.000 2.300 496,527
5 A 20.00 A 0.74 41.000 4.300 29.000 2.500 1,241,317
6 E 40.00 A 0.54 34.000 3.400 23.000 2.200 88,978
6 D 16.00 A 0.61 38.000 3.900 26.000 2.400 222,444
6 C 40.00 A 0.68 42.000 4.300 29.000 2.700 556,110
6 B 64.00 A 0.75 46.000 4.700 32.000 3.000 1,390,275
6 A 40.00 A 0.82 50.000 5.200 35.000 3.200 3,475,688
7 E 80.00 A 0.59 41.000 4.100 27.000 2.600 249,137
7 D 32.00 A 0.67 46.000 4.600 31.000 3.000 622,843
7 C 80.00 A 0.74 51.000 5.100 34.000 3.300 1,557,108
7 B 128.00 A 0.81 56.000 5.600 37.000 3.600 3,892,770
7 A 80.00 A 0.89 61.000 6.100 41.000 4.000 9,731,925
8 E 160.00 A 0.64 48.000 4.800 32.000 3.200 697,584
8 D 64.00 A 0.72 54.000 5.400 36.000 3.600 1,743,961
8 C 160.00 A 0.8 60.000 6.000 40.000 4.000 4,359,903
8 B 256.00 A 0.88 66.000 6.600 44.000 4.400 10,899,756
8 A 160.00 A 0.96 72.000 7.200 48.000 4.800 27,249,391

Engineer Modifications

Modifications

The following modifications can be applied to this module by Engineers to enhance its abilities:

Experimental Effects

The following experimental effects can be applied to this module:

Purchase Locations

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All All 6 Andromedae Galilei Ring
All All Arexe Janes Horizons
All All HIP 117783 Lane City
All All Atata Zahn Enterprise

Notes

  • On malfunction, the Power Distributor will allocate pips randomly.
  • The player's avatar controls the Power Distributor through the middle hat switch on the flight stick.

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