Unstable power cell
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Unstable power cell
A mechanoid power generation unit. The vanometric power core will run forever, extracting energy from quantum foam fluctuations. An internal amplifier system makes it unstable. If damaged, the unit will generate a massive explosion. Some brave humans steal these from mechanoids for their own use as power plants or defensive bombs. However, an unintentional detonation can be devastating.
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An unstable power cell is a power generation units that is of Mechanoid origin. The cell will always output 400W and can be placed anywhere, but damaged can result in a massive explosion. The cell bears some similarities to the Vanometric power cell in that it will create free energy infinitely and can be placed in fortified positions.
The UPC can be claimed and stolen from mechanoid clusters once the cluster is defeated. Beware of mechanoid turret explosions damaging the UPC, resulting in a chain explosion that can easily kill nearby colonists. It may have been added to provide a reward for being careful and strategizing how to defeat mech clusters instead of indiscriminately mortaring the complex.
They glow with a radius of 4. When damaged below 50% of their HP, they have a chance to begin to "sizzle", after 240 ticks ( they will explode. They also always explode on destruction, but not deconstruction. The resulting explosion has a radius of 9.9 tiles, and does 50 Bomb damage.
They can be kept in stone cells to keep them safe. Deconstructing them is not worth it.
Like all mech cluster buildings, they not only have a Flammability of 0%, but also take no damage from attacks with the Flame damage type. This is in contrast to, for example, a stone wall which will not be ignited by molotov cocktails but will take the 10 flame damage from the initial attack.