Originally Posted by DarkDuck
could you have the engines powering a mj energy block instead and that pumping out 20 mj to the cruicable? would that save juise?
That's what the [RE] is in my diagram for. A configurable MJ output valve.
I actually thought the crucible was a 32 cap, not 20... (hence me talking about 6 engines for 30 MJ)
Redstone Energy conduit has a special function: It is a 1 way pipe when it connects to something, you wrench it to specify if it's an 'in' or an 'out'. MJ cannot flow back into the engines but! I have not yet seen what happens to MJ produced and put into that network when the Redstone Energy Cell is full. I will know in a day or 2 tho =)
It might be a sink, or it might build up in the engine. I just don't know.
There is also a 5% energy loss using Redstone Energy Conduit, but it's a 1 time cost no matter the distance travelled by conduit and it doesn't explode. So I use it (plus it looks cooler than conductive pipe.)