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ShieldCellBank Ingame

Shield Cell Bank icon

Shield Cells are consumed to quickly repair an active shield. Once activated, a shield cell requires a warm up period before it will regenerate the shield. During this period the shield is vulnerable to further attack; if the shield collapses during the warm up period the shield cell will still be spent but will have no effect.

— In-Game Description

A Shield Cell Bank is a module that can be activated to quickly regenerate a ship's shields on the fly. It is useful in combat to mitigate shield damage, but does not regenerate collapsed shields.

Usage Edit

Multiple Shield Cell Banks can be installed in the same ship, and only one at a time will be activated even if multiple banks are installed. They draw a significant amount of power, however, so it can still be helpful to arrange multiple SCBs in a "cascade": have only a single Shield Cell Bank powered at any given time, power down the rest and turn on the next when the first SCB runs out of charges. For example, if three SCBs are installed, turn off two and use the first one until it runs out of charges, then power that one down and power up the next loaded module. Keep in mind that powering up an inactive SCB takes 25 seconds before the first shield cell is ready to be used.

If shields are on the verge of collapsing from attacks, it is advised to divert energy into the SYS capacitor in order to strengthen the shields prior to using a SCB charge as doing so can prevent shields from collapsing and wasting a charge as the result.

After using a Shield Cell Bank, it takes 5 seconds until it starts recharging shields. During the kick-in time, a significant amount of heat will be produced. If the shields go down before it actually kicks in, the charge will not work and shields will remain collapsed, so be sure to use it with the right timing.

If a Shield Cell Bank is fired without following it with a heatsink, the ship will overheat and its modules and hull will start taking damage until the temperature drops to a safe level. Be aware that using Shield Cell Banks will cause heat damage to a ship unless a Heatsink Launcher is used at the same time.

The amount of heat generated depends on the following: ship heat capacity, power plant rating,[1] heat level before the use of a charge (higher initial heat percentage increases the peak heat percentage that shield cell will send you to), and the number of charges used at a time.

SpecificationsEdit

Class Rating Mass
(T)
Integrity Power
Draw
Ammo
Maximum
Duration

(seconds)

Shield Reinforcement Thermal Load Value

(CR)

1 E 1.30 32 0.410 3 1 12.0/s 170 517
1 D 0.50 24 0.550 1 1 16.0/s 170 1,293
1 C 1.30 40 0.690 2 1 20.0/s 170 3,231
1 B 2.00 56 0.830 3 1 24.0/s 170 8,078
1 A 1.30 48 0.970 2 1 28.0/s 170 20,195
2 E 2.50 41 0.500 4 2 14.0/s 240 1,448
2 D 1.00 31 0.670 2 2 18.0/s 240 3,619
2 C 2.50 51 0.840 3 2 23.0/s 240 9,048
2 B 4.00 71 1.010 4 2 28.0/s 240 22,619
2 A 2.50 61 1.180 3 2 32.0/s 240 56,547
3 E 5.00 51 0.610 4 2 17.0/s 340 4,053
3 D 2.00 38 0.820 2 2 23.0/s 340 10,133
3 C 5.00 64 1.020 3 2 29.0/s 340 25,333
3 B 8.00 90 1.220 4 2 35.0/s 340 63,333
3 A 5.00 77 1.430 3 2 41.0/s 340 158,331
4 E 10.00 64 0.740 4 3 20.0/s 410 11,349
4 D 4.00 48 0.980 2 3 26.0/s 410 28,373
4 C 10.00 80 1.230 3 3 33.0/s 410 70,932
4 B 16.00 112 1.480 4 3 39.0/s 410 177,331
4 A 10.00 96 1.720 3 3 46.0/s 410 443,328
5 E 20.00 77 0.900 4 5 21.0/s 540 31,778
5 D 8.00 58 1.200 2 5 28.0/s 540 79,444
5 C 20.00 96 1.500 3 5 35.0/s 540 198,611
5 B 32.00 134 1.800 4 5 41.0/s 540 496,527
5 A 20.00 115 2.100 3 5 48.0/s 540 1,241,317
6 E 40.00 90 1.060 6 8 20.0/s 640 88,978
6 D 16.00 68 1.420 4 8 26.0/s 640 222,444
6 C 40.00 113 1.770 5 8 33.0/s 640 556,110
6 B 64.00 158 2.120 6 8 39.0/s 640 1,390,275
6 A 40.00 136 2.480 5 8 46.0/s 640 3,475,688
7 E 80.00 105 1.240 5 11 24.0/s 720 249,137
7 D 32.00 79 1.660 3 11 32.0/s 720 622,843
7 C 80.00 131 2.070 4 11 41.0/s 720 1,557,108
7 B 128.00 183 2.480 5 11 49.0/s 720 3,892,770
7 A 80.00 157 2.900 4 11 57.0/s 720 9,731,925
8 E 160.00 120 1.440 5 17 28.0/s 800 680,145
8 D 64.00 90 1.920 3 17 37.0/s 800 1,700,362
8 C 160.00 150 2.400 4 17 47.0/s 800 4,250,906
8 B 256.00 210 2.880 5 17 56.0/s 800 10,627,263
8 A 160.00 180 3.360 4 17 65.0/s 800 26,568,157
Shield Cell Banks Comparison-Apr15

Engineering Edit

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

Modifications Edit

Experimental Effects Edit

The following Experimental Effects can be applied to the module:

Notes Edit

  • Shield Cell Banks can be placed in an Optional Internal Compartment or Core Military Compartment (see Outfitting).

References Edit

  1. https://forums.frontier.co.uk/threads/research-detailed-heat-mechanics.286628/
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