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Disambig.png See also:  Electrical Generator

Disambig.png Tek Generator is referred to as "TEK Generator" in ARK: Survival Evolved Mobile

Tek Generator
Tek Generator.png
Powers Tek Structures and electrical structures wirelessly! Requires Element to run, and Tek Engram to use.
Item slots
Decay time
Stack size
Added in
Spawn Command
cheat gfi TekGenerator 1 0 0
cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Items/Structures/Misc/PrimalItemStructure_TekGenerator.PrimalItemStructure_TekGenerator'" 1 0 0
Unlock Tekgram
cheat unlockengram "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Items/Structures/Misc/PrimalItemStructure_TekGenerator.PrimalItemStructure_TekGenerator'"
Crafting XP
132 XP
Crafting time
Crafted in
Required stations
ARK: Survival Evolved Mobile Ingredients (Mobile)
Resources breakdown [Expand]
2400 × Metal Ingot
4800 × Metal
250 × Crystal
Total Base Ingredients

The Tek Generator can provide devices with electricity without the need of cables. It is able to power all normal electrical devices and is the only Generator able to power Tek devices. It is also needed for maintaining underwater bases.


The Tek Generator uses 1  Element or 100  Element Shard in 18 hours for the radius 1.0 plus 0.33 for each additional unit of radius. That is:

  • on 2.0× radius 1.33 Element every 18 hours or 1 every ≈13 1⁄2 hours.
  • on 5.0× radius 2.32 Element every 18 hours or 1 every ≈7 3⁄4 hours.
  • on 10.0× radius 3.97 Element every 18 hours or 1 every ≈4 1⁄2 hours.


  • 3 foundations diameter on 1.0×.
  • 19 foundations diameter on 5.0×.
  • 37 foundations diameter on the 10.0×.

Painting and Color Regions[]

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The Tek 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.


  • To unlock the Tekgram for the Tek Generator you have to defeat the  Megapithecus on medium / beta, the  Manticore on easy / gamma difficulty,  Rockwell on easy / gamma difficulty, the  Desert Titan, the  Crystal Wyvern Queen on easy / gamma difficulty, or the  Dinopithecus King on easy / gamma difficulty.
  • Although other Tek structures such as Tek Turrets can be placed on rafts or other mobile bases, the Tek Generator can not, as doing so renders it useless.
  • Prior to 281.107 Tek Generators were affected by electrical storms on Scorched Earth, but are not subject to durability decay.


Patch Changes
256.0 Tek Generator is added to the game.
312.35 Reduced TEK Generator enemy foundation check radius in PvE.