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So with generators coming out soon. I have been tossing this idea to my group of PZ friends. What I think can be added is a whole expanded "power system" to the game with the generators. I.E. Power storage, alternative power, and other items used with power. Realistic, when setting up a generator a person would want the ability to store the power and use for later long term. here are some things I think would make sense.
 
Power Storage:
 
Small Power Storage Box( or whatever better name can be found) - Maybe have to need to have 6 batteries, 1 Wire, 3 Planks, and 2 Nails to make. This will hold a small amount of charge from your generator to use when you need to NOT make any sound.
 
Large Power Storage Box - Needs 3 Car Batteries or 10 batteries, 1 Wire, 3 Planks, and 2 Nails. This is hold more power than the small box.
 
Building two or more power boxes next each other will stack the storage ability you have. Must be indoors?
 
Alternative Power Sources:
 
Small/Large Solar Panels - These panels will only generate a small amount of power per panel and will only work during the day. The panels will be required to be cleaned every few days, which uses 1 sheet or something similar. This is something that might be hard to add. I was thinking of a few ways.
1. first would be having new items that can be found to make this. Like glass, solar film, or something. OR 2. Make it where there are panels on some roofs of houses or buildings. The player then needs to craft a ladder to get on the roof and disassemble said panels. I would make the panels heavy to move, maybe weigh 9 or 10
 
Small Windmill - These are similar to the ones you find on Amish houses. The windmill will be like solar panels, where they will generate small amount of power. However they will work all the time but will require maintenance every few days. The windmills will need to be placed on a pole or on top of a roof. These can be like the solar panels where they can be found or built.

Fuel cell Generator (instead of natural gas piped in, uses propane)    - You see these more and more these today with newer houses and large companies going GREEN. For the game I would see these working with propane and generate close to the same amount of energy as the regular generator. So the player will need to find propane tanks around the map and can fill propane tanks at Large propane storage tanks. You would find these tanks at the groceries store.

Other Uses for power: Just some ideas...

Power tools: - Electric Chain Saw for cutting down trees. This can be used instead of your axe, saving your axe for fighting the dead. Maybe cut ten trees or less then needs to be charged. Maybe add a Powered Drill that can used with screws to make everything the hammer and nails make plus a expanded list of other items.

Cold Storage: - Having the ability to turn on your fridge or maybe move fridges around. Like disassemble a fridge with the Power Drill and reassemble it where you want.

Central Air/Heating: - Being able to cool your self off or heating your self to increase happiness or help with outside temps.

Water pump: - Building and adding a water pump to your house so that the shower/facets works.

These are just some ideas that I came up with and I bet you guys have already thought about it. I just think that if there are going to be generators that there needs to be a large use for the power being made.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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This would be an amazing addition. Still wonder how the wiring system would work though.

 

Yeah I've been wondering the same thing.

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This would be an amazing addition. Still wonder how the wiring system would work though.

 

Yeah I've been wondering the same thing.

 

I wondered if it would be like Minecraft's redstone or it would be like a radius of power and you don't see the wire but you connect it before use

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This would be an amazing addition. Still wonder how the wiring system would work though.

 

Yeah I've been wondering the same thing.

 

I wondered if it would be like Minecraft's redstone or it would be like a radius of power and you don't see the wire but you connect it before use

 

I think it is going to be more of a radius, or within a given range, if I correctly recall a Dev's post a while back (I can't remember which thread it was in, off the top of my head, but I think it was in someone's suggestion related to wiring)

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I'm almost done with first year in an electician gymnasium and I would like to comment on all sub-topics

Small Power Storage Box There is no thing irl similar to this. What I think is the closest is an adapter to charge a couple of batteries in a power outlet.

Large Power Storage Box This is just another adapter for bigger batteries but the difference between car batteries and normal AA is that the charging of car batteries generates the explosive gas oxyhydrogen. The avarage Joe wouldn't be capable of charging a car battery.

Small/Large Solar Panels I like this as a "free" way of generating electricity

Small Windmill Big windmills generate relativly nothing. A small windmill wouldn't be a good idea for generating electricity

Fuel cell Generator Why not?

Power tools Would save a bit of time when building. Especially a nailgun (*_*) *Angel song*

Cold Storage Nothing for an avarge Joe I'm afraid.

Central Air/Heating Maybe, maybe not. It's kinda easy to just take off some clothes to cool off but heating would be nice.

Water pump Nothing for an average Joe. Maybe if it was pre-installed in the houses. This would kinda destroy the challenge of water shortage

 

This is what I think :)

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I'm almost done with first year in an electician gymnasium and I would like to comment on all sub-topics

Small Power Storage Box There is no thing irl similar to this. What I think is the closest is an adapter to charge a couple of batteries in a power outlet.

Large Power Storage Box This is just another adapter for bigger batteries but the difference between car batteries and normal AA is that the charging of car batteries generates the explosive gas oxyhydrogen. The avarage Joe wouldn't be capable of charging a car battery.

Small/Large Solar Panels I like this as a "free" way of generating electricity

Small Windmill Big windmills generate relativly nothing. A small windmill wouldn't be a good idea for generating electricity

Fuel cell Generator Why not?

Power tools Would save a bit of time when building. Especially a nailgun (*_*) *Angel song*

Cold Storage Nothing for an avarge Joe I'm afraid.

Central Air/Heating Maybe, maybe not. It's kinda easy to just take off some clothes to cool off but heating would be nice.

Water pump Nothing for an average Joe. Maybe if it was pre-installed in the houses. This would kinda destroy the challenge of water shortage

This is what I think :)

Actually, big windmill can generate power for up to 45 homes.

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I'm almost done with first year in an electician gymnasium and I would like to comment on all sub-topics

Small Power Storage Box There is no thing irl similar to this. What I think is the closest is an adapter to charge a couple of batteries in a power outlet.

Large Power Storage Box This is just another adapter for bigger batteries but the difference between car batteries and normal AA is that the charging of car batteries generates the explosive gas oxyhydrogen. The avarage Joe wouldn't be capable of charging a car battery.

Small/Large Solar Panels I like this as a "free" way of generating electricity

Small Windmill Big windmills generate relativly nothing. A small windmill wouldn't be a good idea for generating electricity

Fuel cell Generator Why not?

Power tools Would save a bit of time when building. Especially a nailgun (*_*) *Angel song*

Cold Storage Nothing for an avarge Joe I'm afraid.

Central Air/Heating Maybe, maybe not. It's kinda easy to just take off some clothes to cool off but heating would be nice.

Water pump Nothing for an average Joe. Maybe if it was pre-installed in the houses. This would kinda destroy the challenge of water shortage

This is what I think :)

Actually, big windmill can generate power for up to 45 homes.

 

Doesn't that seem a bit op to be added though?

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You need whole powerstation to let them working.

well not entirely. Plus i feel they wouldn't really work for long knowing how much maintenance they need. The parts are not something simple either. I think its also not going to be easy to create.

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Large Power Storage Box This is just another adapter for bigger batteries but the difference between car batteries and normal AA is that the charging of car batteries generates the explosive gas oxyhydrogen. The avarage Joe wouldn't be capable of charging a car battery.

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I have recharged car batteries several times and I'm neither an electrical engineer nor a rocket scientist. With a functioning electrical grid, all you need is a car battery charger. Without an electrical grid, you could hook up the battery charger with a solar panel for input. Or you connect the solar panel directly to the car battery ( In this case, you would have to make sure, that you are not overcharging with a low voltage disconnect for example).

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Large Power Storage Box This is just another adapter for bigger batteries but the difference between car batteries and normal AA is that the charging of car batteries generates the explosive gas oxyhydrogen. The avarage Joe wouldn't be capable of charging a car battery.

[...]

 

I have recharged car batteries several times and I'm neither an electrical engineer nor a rocket scientist. With a functioning electrical grid, all you need is a car battery charger. Without an electrical grid, you could hook up the battery charger with a solar panel for input. Or you connect the solar panel directly to the car battery ( In this case, you would have to make sure, that you are not overcharging with a low voltage disconnect for example).

 

Sure, if your solar panels are somehow outputting 240V (or whatever your regional standard socketsupplies), assuming you're referring to battery chargers that usually plug into the mains supply.

In my limited experience, you'd need a lot more electronics between your panels and your charger if you want your charger to be working properly!

You'd more likely be charging capacitors or a small power storage system from your panels, to use with the battery charger to charge the big battery.

 

I'd tend to agree with Dragonbahn, without mains supply available, your average person wouldn't be able to charge a car battery.

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Large Power Storage Box This is just another adapter for bigger batteries but the difference between car batteries and normal AA is that the charging of car batteries generates the explosive gas oxyhydrogen. The avarage Joe wouldn't be capable of charging a car battery.

[...]

 

I have recharged car batteries several times and I'm neither an electrical engineer nor a rocket scientist. With a functioning electrical grid, all you need is a car battery charger. Without an electrical grid, you could hook up the battery charger with a solar panel for input. Or you connect the solar panel directly to the car battery ( In this case, you would have to make sure, that you are not overcharging with a low voltage disconnect for example).

 

Sure, if your solar panels are somehow outputting 240V (or whatever your regional standard socketsupplies), assuming you're referring to battery chargers that usually plug into the mains supply.

In my limited experience, you'd need a lot more electronics between your panels and your charger if you want your charger to be working properly!

You'd more likely be charging capacitors or a small power storage system from your panels, to use with the battery charger to charge the big battery.

 

I'd tend to agree with Dragonbahn, without mains supply available, your average person wouldn't be able to charge a car battery.

 

Its possible. Its not something that everyone will know but some people do and its not that hard once you know. In the apocalypse it is still possible and its not the hardest thing to do in the world.

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Maybe a mechanic/engineer/electrician proffesion could allow you to make these?

engineer + electrician co-op should work.

 

but what about the parts? you dont just walk into a house and find "Giant windmill part"

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Well I remember watching a documentry on the amish and I saw they had these little windmills on top of their houses to provide power. This powers the lights and fridges. everything else is gas powered.

 

I just thought of this. what about a stationary bike that you can ride and charge the batteries.

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Large Power Storage Box This is just another adapter for bigger batteries but the difference between car batteries and normal AA is that the charging of car batteries generates the explosive gas oxyhydrogen. The avarage Joe wouldn't be capable of charging a car battery.

[...]

 

I have recharged car batteries several times and I'm neither an electrical engineer nor a rocket scientist. With a functioning electrical grid, all you need is a car battery charger. Without an electrical grid, you could hook up the battery charger with a solar panel for input. Or you connect the solar panel directly to the car battery ( In this case, you would have to make sure, that you are not overcharging with a low voltage disconnect for example).

 

Well thats why you would need skills in what ever engineering they will add to the game to be able to make a larger storage box.

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Large Power Storage Box This is just another adapter for bigger batteries but the difference between car batteries and normal AA is that the charging of car batteries generates the explosive gas oxyhydrogen. The avarage Joe wouldn't be capable of charging a car battery.

[...]

 

I have recharged car batteries several times and I'm neither an electrical engineer nor a rocket scientist. With a functioning electrical grid, all you need is a car battery charger. Without an electrical grid, you could hook up the battery charger with a solar panel for input. Or you connect the solar panel directly to the car battery ( In this case, you would have to make sure, that you are not overcharging with a low voltage disconnect for example).

 

Well thats why you would need skills in what ever engineering they will add to the game to be able to make a larger storage box.

 

True that!

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