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This page is about the machine that produces EU by burning fuel. For other generators, please see Generator (disambiguation).

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Grid Generator.png
Type Generator
Tool Grid Wrench.png
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Flammable No
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Generators are used to either supply direct power to machines or charge RE Batteries. The basic Generators operate on conventional fuel, which includes most wooden items, Charcoal, Coal, certain plants, and scrap.

While costly in terms of fuel, basic generators are also one of the most mobile power sources, and don't suffer the drawbacks of requiring sunlight, water, lava, or proper wind as the case is with the other types of generators.

A generator may be broken with a stone pickaxe or better, or dismantled with a wrench. However, it will lose all its "burning heat" (similar to a furnace) and its internal storage.

Recipes (Experimental)

Grid RE Battery.png
Grid Basic Machine Casing.png
Grid Furnace.png

Grid Generator.png

Grid Iron Plate.png

Grid RE Battery.png
Grid Iron Plate.png
Grid Iron Furnace.png

Grid Iron Plate.png

Grid Generator.png

See: Crafting Guide

Recipes (Legacy)

Grid RE Battery.png
Grid Machine.png
Grid Furnace.png

Grid Generator.png

Grid Refined Iron.png

Grid RE Battery.png
Grid Refined Iron.png
Grid Iron Furnace.png

Grid Refined Iron.png

Grid Generator.png


Place one of the compatible fuels (listed below) in the lower slot. The generator will output power at a rate of 10 EU/t. You can also charge RE Batteries by placing them in the top slot.

Grid RE Battery.png
Grid Coal.png


Storage: 4000 EU

Output: A varying amount of EU (depending on fuel source, see below) at a rate of 10 EU/t. Packet size is 10 EU as well.

Fuel Type Total EU
Grid Fuel Can (Filled).png Fuel can with 6 Coalfuel Cells 76440
Grid Fuel Can (Filled).png Fuel can with 6 Biofuel Cells 26040
Grid Coal.png Coal/Charcoal 4000
Grid Some random scrap.png Scrap 870
Grid Wooden Planks.pngGrid Wood.pngGrid Chest.png Wood/Planks/Other Wood Items 750
Grid Wooden Pickaxe.png Wood Tools and Weapons 500
Grid Sapling.pngGrid Stick.png Saplings and Sticks 250
Grid Sapling.png Rubber Sapling 200
Grid Sugar Cane.pngGrid Cactus.png Reed/Cactus 120

If you find that you need to burn wood for power it is very advantageous to turn them into scaffolding instead of charcoal.

Burn 8 logs by turning it into charcoal: 8 logs => 8 charcoal x 4000EU/charcoal - 390EU/charcoal = 28,880EU Burn 8 logs by turning it into scaffolding: 8 logs => ~113 scaffolds x 750 = ~85,333EU

Turning the logs into Scaffolding yields nearly triple the EU of charcoal.

NOTE: It is not advantageous anymore, since 3 wood planks + 3 sticks only creates 4 scaffolding instead of 16. 1 1/8 of a log worth for only (3000EU).

Interaction with other mods

(Almost) any furnace fuel from any mod can be used in a Generator, at the conversion rate of

  • (No. of Smelts in a stone furnace) x 500 EU; or
  • Fuel Value x 2.5 EU

For example,

  • Peat (Forestry) can smelt 2x as long as Coal in a furnace. Hence, it produces 16 x 500 EU = 8000 EU.
  • Coal Coke (Railcraft) has a heat value of 6400. Hence it produces 6400 x 2.5 EU = 16 000 EU.

Video Tutorial


We lied to you, sorry. We told you that using Batteries in Electric Furnaces wouldn't cause any pollution.

Now, the cake no-pollution-thingy was a lie. Yes, Electric Furnaces don't burn stuff and damage our dear Earth, but YOU DO! Yes! By using this Generator, you can recharge the T500-Rechargeable Energy Storation Unit unlimitedly. But in redo the Generator will need something it can burn to create this energy the RE Battery needs.

We know, you must feel terrible right now, being the cause for global warming and all this stuff. But we can help you, HAYO!


Version Changes
Industrial Craft²
0.90 Generator is re-released in IC² and outputted only 1 x 5EU-p per tick. The two recipes for Generator were

Grid RE Battery.png
Grid Machine.png
Grid Furnace.png

Grid Generator.png

Grid RE Battery.png
Grid Refined Iron.png
Grid Iron Furnace.png

Grid Generator.png

1.337 The recipes of the Generator were changed (to the current one) and the output of the Generator was buffed from 1 x 5 EU-p per tick to 1 x 10 EU-p per tick.