Electrical Generator

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Disambig.png See also: Tek Generator

Electrical Generator
Electrical Generator.png
A large machine that converts gasoline into electricity.
Type Electricity
Health 1,000
Item slots 8
Fuel Gasoline
Decay Time 16d
Weight 5.0
Stack Size 100
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 Level 49
Engram Points 24 EP
Crafting XP 52.8 XP

Crafted in Fabricator
Tek Replicator
Required Stations Fabricator.png Fabricator
Refining Forge.png Refining Forge
Total Base Ingredients
Purchase (Mobile)
Purchased in Factory Logo Mobile.svg
Cost 75 ×  Charges Logo Mobile.svg

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

Fuel[edit | edit source]

As of now, for BOTH multiplayer and singleplayer, the burn rate of gasoline is 1 every 60 minutes. A fully stocked generator will run for 33 days and 8 hours.

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

Electrical Items[edit | edit source]

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

Painting and Color Regions[edit | edit source]

X mark.svg

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.png Dye, Paintbrush, or Spray Painter pages.

Scorched Earth[edit | edit source]

  • 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.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • 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:

Gallery[edit | edit source]

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.