Also known as T501-Non-Rechargeable Energy Storage Unit, each Single-Use Battery can store up to 1000 EU. That's 9000 EU less than their rechargeable counterparts, 500 EU more than plain Redstone, and you can't recharge them. Like RE Batteries, right-clicking will recharge the electric tools currently in your inventory, using the Single-Use Battery. However, they are much easier to produce in quantities and are easier to transport.
|Storage||1,000 (per battery)|
Sing-Use Batteries created from normal coal dust will waste about 108 EU per battery. Creating Single-Use Batteries from Hydrated Coal Dust using Water Cells to create 8 in a batch however will yield a gain of about 304 EU per battery.
Assuming that you use EU to process the materials, the following table shows the cost in EU to produce one stack of 8 Single-Use Batteries using the most efficient way of creating them:
|1||Coal Dust||4500 EU|
|1||Redstone Dust||500 EU|
|1||Copper Cable||375 EU|
|Total cost||5565.10 EU|
Since you get 8 batteries for a total of 8000 EU, this means you will generate 2434.90 EU each time you create a stack of 8 Single-Use Batteries!
Who needs the law of conservation of energy?! Not you! Just don't forget to hydrate the coal dust!