Cable Reel

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Description[edit | edit source]

Cable Reel
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General
Category Equipment > Base Building
Size 12 Slots (3x4)
Weight 5000 g
Absorbency 0%
Repairable With Electronic Repair Kit
Occurrence
Locations Work
Rarity Common
Variants None
A spoil of electrical wire with sockets and plugs, used to connect various electrical components. — In-game description

The Cable Reel is a type of equipment in DayZ Standalone.

It is used to connect other electrical items to a Power Generator for an extended range of 15 meters.

Usage[edit | edit source]

There are 3 main area's of interaction with the Cable Reel:

  • The cable that connects to the power source
  • Socket on the Cable Reel to connect devices to
  • The handle to place or re-position the Cable Reel

To make use of the Cable Reel you need a power source like the power generator, and a device that requires power, like a construction light.

The Cable Reel by itself requires no other items or tools to be places/attached to a power system.

Items besides the Power Generator that can be connected with Cable Reel are:

To connect a Cable Reel to a power generator, simply hold it in your hands and look at a power generator. An option to connect should show up.

Then place down the Cable Reel to a suitable location.

You can see if it is within range of the power generator by looking at the wire on the reel itself when you are in placement mode.

If it goes into the ground and not a lot of wire is left on the reel, it is close enough. If it still looks rolled up, then it is too far. In the gallery below and in the video demonstration you will see examples of this.

Tip: You can daisy chain reels (untested to how many) to extend the range of your power by 15 meters each time.

Only 1 item can be connected to a Cable Reel however, so it does not work as a power splitter.

Video demonstration[edit | edit source]

Gallery[edit | edit source]