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Electrical Generator
Electrical Generator
A large machine that converts gasoline into electricity.
Item slots
Decay time
Stack size
Spawn Command
cheat giveitemnum 186 1 0 0
cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Items/Structures/Pipes/PrimalItemStructure_PowerGenerator.PrimalItemStructure_PowerGenerator'" 1 0 0
Required level
Engram points
24 EP
Crafting XP
52.8 XP
Required stations
Total Base Ingredients
Purchased in
75 × Charges (Mobile) Charges (ARK: Survival Evolved Mobile)

The Electrical Generator uses Gasoline Gasoline to create Electricity which it distributes to connected Electric Cables.


The burn rate of gasoline is 1 every 60 minutes. A fully stocked generator will run for 33 days and 8 hours. Be careful, however, because electrical cables have a decay timer of 8 days.

Gasoline Gasoline Burn Time
1 1h
100 4d 4h
800 33d 8h

Electrical Items[]

List of items that requires power from the Electrical Generator Electrical Generator to work (through an Electrical Outlet Electrical Outlet placed nearby those structures):

Painting and Color Regions[]

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The Electrical Generator is not currently paint-able, however this object may be re-mapped to include paint regions in a future update.

For more information on Paint Regions and how to use them, please view the Blue Coloring Dye, Paintbrush Paintbrush, or Spray Painter Spray Painter pages.

Scorched Earth[]

  • Electrical Generators lose durability while turned on. Placing the Electrical Generator inside an Adobe Building with Air Conditioners does not stop this decay. They need to be repaired around every real-time day or the generator will be destroyed. A generator placed on the same power grid as a wind turbine can be set to power on when the turbines shut off.
  • When beyond rendering distance from any player, electrical generators lose durability much more slowly.
  • While on an official online server, Electrical Generators will not lose health so long as no tribe member is online and the server has offline damage prevention.

Video Tutorial[]


  • It does not work if submerged.
  • The Electrical Generator is treated as a wooden structure and can not be damaged by hands, stone weapons, or non-explosive ranged attacks.
  • The following aggressive creatures can not damage the Electrical Generator:



A simple demonstration of how electricity works in ARK. The cables near the activated generator glow yellow and transmit power to the outlets. Objects that require electricity near the outlet will automatically connect to it.