Bus Converter (Project Red)
- This page is about the Bus Converter from Project Red. For other uses, see .
The Bus Converter is a redstone circuit added by Project Red since version 4.4.6. It is a logic gate for a specific circuit between Bundled Cables and Insulated Wires in two different modes (see Usage).
The Bus Converter has one input/output and two output sides for Insulated Wires (called analog),
such as one input/output side for Bundled Cables and Colored Bundled Cables (called digital) (shown in picture 1).
Using the screwdriver from Project Red, the orientation of the gate can be changed freely in all four directions. If additional holding the crouch key you can switch the gate between his two modes ("Analog to Digital" and "Digital to Analog") .
Analog to Digital
In the "Analog to Digital" mode the Bus Converter transmitts a redstone signal only on the white channel if no signal reaches the gate on the analog input side.
If a redstone signal reaches the analog input, then both analog outputs are enabled and a redstone signal is transmitted on the digital output. The active channel of the digital output is depending on the strenght (respectively to distance of the source) of the incoming signal. This means that with an incoming analog signal which is generated directly in front of the gate or one field further (e.g. by a Redstone Torch) the black channel is activated.
If the incoming analog redstone signal is generated 2 till 18 fields from the input of the gate away, then the red channel is activated. A generated signal in the next 17 fields (field 19 till 35 from the input of the gate away) results in an active green channel and so on (shown in picture 2).
As we said at the beginning, the active digital channel depents on the signal strength, which depends on the distance the redstone source. The following table shows this relationship.
|Channel||Black||Red||Green||Brown||Blue||Purple||Cyan||Light Grey||Grey||Pink||Lime||Yellow||Light Blue||Magenta||Orange||White|
|Signal strengh||255 - 254||253 - 237||236 - 220||219 - 203||202 - 186||185 - 169||168 - 152||151 - 135||134 - 119||118 - 102||101 - 85||84 - 68||67 - 51||50 - 34||33 - 17||16 - 0|
to the input
|0 - 1||2 - 18||19 - 35||36 - 52||53 - 69||70 - 86||87 - 103||104 - 120||121 - 137||138 - 154||155 - 171||172 - 188||189 - 205||206 - 222||223 - 239||240 - 256|
Digital to Analog
In the "Digital to Analog" mode the Bus Converter transmitts a redstone signal on all analog outputs of the gate if at least one channel of the bundled input is active (shown in picture 3). How many and which channel don't care.