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Old 11-02-2009, 17:35:38   #23
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Stations:

basic 101epm
Lev2 235epm
Lev3 336epm

100% = 336epm
10% = 33.6epm
all fits

miners consume their nominal energy every 3 seconds
so a basic miner doing 80mpm, actually beams up minerals in bursts of 4m every 3 seconds consuming 20epm
an upgraded miner beams 10m every 3 seconds, making it 200 mpm at the same 20epm.

In theory a basic station copuld power 5 basic miners
The problem is that they might "flash" all at the same time, requiring 5e simultaneoulsy, while the basic station only stores 4

this causes delays in the operativity of more than 3 miners connected at the same stations reducing a bit their overall productivity

probably the best bid for the quickest startup, is thus to build 3 miners, then upgrade them, then upgrade the station before building more

of course, if you have only one station, the miners stop to get power while you upgrade it.
so it could be even better to build a second station before begginning to upgrade them, in order to always have at least one up

OTOH, reconsidering it all, 5 not optimally powered basic miners could still be better than 3 having energy available at any moment while the station wastes its excess as it can't stor it.


will have to run comparative tests
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