Block Generator
Type Machine
Tool Grid Wrench (Industrialcraft)
Renewable No
Stackable Yes
Source Mod IndustrialCraft2

The Generator is the most basic EU generating machine in IndustrialCraft2. It can be used both to supply power to IC2 machines and to recharge IC2 tools and batteries. Generators operate by being fed fuel sources, much like a vanilla Furnace. Generators are also used in crafting more advanced EU sources. REMEMBER: When first starting out, you're going to need a basic supply of fuel. The most effecient use of (early) fuel would be scaffold which only requires planks and sticks to make, so don't hesitate to gather large amounts of wood. DO NOT use coal or charcoal as a fuel for this machine, scaffold is more than twice as efficient (quantity-wise) and can be crafted without waiting for a furnace (like you have to, when making charcoal, since it must be cooked).


  • Portable. Can be set up anywhere, quickly and simply.
  • Affordable. Generators are the cheapest form of EU producer to make.


  • Requires fuel. Generators, like Furnaces, require a steady supply of burnable materials to function.
  • Limited EU production. Generators can only store 4,000 EUs and can only deliver 10 EU/t to machines, so they charge fairly slowly. How Do You Use This?



1. RE Battery

1. Machine Block

1. Furnace


1. RE Battery

3. Refined Iron Ingot

1. Iron Furnace

Grid Generator
Crafting GUI.png

RE Battery

Machine Block



Crafting GUI.png

Refined Iron Ingot


Refined Iron Ingot

Iron Furnace

Refined Iron Ingot



Any kind of fuel can be placed in the bottom slot of the Generator GUI, and it will be burned into EU. The Generator can store up to 4,000 EU in its internal battery and will deliver EU to connected Machines at a rate of 10 EU per tick (EU/t). Keep in mind, there are 20 ticks per second in Minecraft. Packet size is 10 EU (EU-P).

RE Batteries, BatPacks, the Electric Jetpack and Powered Tools can be charged in the top slot of the Generator GUI, as well.

The following chart shows how much EU will be obtained from burning an item in the Generator.

Fuel Type Total EU Time Spent in Generator
Grid Fuel Can (Empty) Fuel can with 6 Coalfuel Cells 76440 6 minutes, 22.2 seconds
Grid Fuel Can (Empty) Fuel can with 6 Biofuel Cells 26040 2 minutes, 10.2 seconds
Grid Coal Coke Coal Coke 16000 1 minute, 20 seconds
Grid Scrap Box Scrap Box 7870 39.35 seconds
Grid Blaze Rod Blaze Rod 6000 30 seconds
Grid Coal (Item) Coal/Charcoal 4000 20 seconds
Grid Scrap Scrap 870 4.35 seconds
Grid Wooden PlanksGrid WoodGrid Chest Wood / Planks / Other Wood Items 750 3.75 seconds
Grid SaplingGrid Stick Saplings and Sticks 250 1.25 seconds
Grid Sugar CaneGrid Cactus Sugar Cane/Cactus 120 0.6 seconds

Used in CraftingEdit

Smart Grid UsageEdit

How to make a smart power grid that prevents generators from wasting fuel.

Minecraft FTB Feed The Beast Tutorial - Smart Power Grid To Conserve Generator Fuel

Minecraft FTB Feed The Beast Tutorial - Smart Power Grid To Conserve Generator Fuel

FTB Feed the Beast Machinen Tutorial Generator

FTB Feed the Beast Machinen Tutorial Generator

Video TutorialsEdit

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