Microwave Transmission

by Camedo
Adds microwave transmission towers and rectenna receivers, for wirelessly charging batteries in equipment grids. Additional receivers can be used to increase throughput. Compatible with most anything that has an equipment grid.
6 days ago
0.17 - 0.18
Owner: Camedo
Source: bthaase/Factorio-Microwave
Homepage: https://github.com/bthaase/Factorio-Microwave
License: MIT
Created: 2 months ago
Latest Version: 1.0.3 (6 days ago)
Factorio version: 0.17 - 0.18
Downloaded: 824 times

Adds a version of the Big Electric Pole that acts as a Microwave Transmission Tower, and adds Rectenna grid equipment for players and - if enabled - vehicles with grids. Allows you to force-charge batteries in your grids when in range of a tower.

Incoming power is limited by the sum of Input Flow across all receivers in the grid, and Input Flow rates are also respected on batteries that have them.

Charging range, charging tick rate and target-searching tick rate can be configured at runtime. I recommend keeping the range and search rate low to avoid performance issues.

This is my first Factorio mod - please feel free to open an issue on github if you have any trouble.