The Power Switch is a building that can be used to break or connect different power grids, which is useful for controlling the power supply to different parts of a factory.
Two separate Power Lines can be connected to the Power Switch, each one to either the 'A' connector on the left or 'B' connector on the right; the letter determines which graph displays which power grid. The switch only acts as a bridge, if there are any other connections joining the grids elsewhere, this switch will not separate them. Essentially, the Power Switch behaves the same as a Power Line.
The connection is split by default and can be connected by pulling down the lever. The green light at the top left, the displayed words, and the 'chain' icon at the middle indicate the connection is linked.
Power Switches can be named by toggling the button at the top right in the UI. The name can be either typed in or pasted using Ctrl+V into the text box. There is no limitation on the name length, but only the first 20 characters will be displayed physically. Multiple Power Switches can share the same name.
If the Power Switch is on and a non-tripped grid is linked with a tripped grid, the resulting combined grid will be tripped. Disabling the Power Switch may allow one grid to function while the other one remains tripped.
- Patch 0.8.2.0
- Patch 0.4.0.4: Now can be rotated 45 degrees when placing instead of only 90 degrees
- Patch 0.4.0.0: Introduced