|Category||Equipment > Base Building|
|Size||100 Slots (10x10)|
|Repairable With||Electronic Repair Kit|
“Portable gasoline-powered generator. Provides enough electricity to power a small home for as long as the fuel lasts. — In-game description
Description[edit | edit source]
The Power Generator is a type of equipment in DayZ Standalone.
It currently is used as the main power source for bases or fortifications that players can build in the game. Besides the Power Generator, there are also car and truck batteries, but those have a limited capacity, and need to be recharged eventually, which can only be done with a Battery Charger connected to a Power Generator.
Usage[edit | edit source]
The Power Generator has 4 main areas of interaction:
- Fuel port for which to pour fuel into
- Spark plug socket
- On/off switch
- 4 Power sockets which you can connect electrical devices to
In order for the Power Generator to be able to turn on and generate power, you need 2 extra items. A spark plug, and fuel. The spark plug can be added without tools, and the fuel can be added through the means of liquid containers such as a gas canister or a water bottle.
While turned on, the Power Generator makes a medium-loud engine/generator type noise which can be heard from (UNKNOWN distance), and will consume its fuel capacity to generate electricity. The rate of which it consumes fuel is (UNKNOWN fuel per time). Therefore, a fully fuelled Power Generator will run for (UNKNOWN time) until it is empty.
To make use of the power generated by the Power Generator you will need an electrical device. The following items can be connected directly to the Power Generator:
- Cable Reel
- Battery Charger
- Construction Light
- Xmas Lights
To connect an item to the Power Generator simply hold the item in your hands, and look at the generator. An option to connect will show. Then, when connected, place the item where you want it to be.
Note: Not all electrical items have the same range to connect to. For example, the construction light will only connect up to 3-4 meters when connected directly. In case you would want to connect it from further away, you need to use a cable reel.