Originally Posted by white_bear_84
On a side note a couple of questions on electric furnaces
1. Do any input pipes have to be on a particular side?
2. Why cant generators get power from lava
1. Yes you have to input from the top, the sides are for output, and the bottom for input of coal if you have such a furnace. This goes for most IC2 machines.
2. You have to use a geothermal generator, it's a pretty simple upgrade from a standard generator. Don't put it next to a power storage though, it will incessively turn on and off to top it off, which is pretty laggy (idiotic programming). I think it's better if you have a cable between (or only feed it lava when you're sure it won't fill the power storage up fully). I have a generator hooked up to a lava pump, whenever the connected power store gets completely empty, the lava pump turns on for 20 seconds, filling the generator up with a minute or two of power generation.