This page is about the IndustrialCraft 2 Generator. For other uses, see Generator.
Max EU output
The Generator is a machine added by IndustrialCraft 2. It is the most basic machine for electrical generation that can be upgraded. It can supply IC2 machines with electricity and charge tools and batteries in its GUI. Generators produce power by burning the same types of solid fuels one would normally provide a Furnace in vanilla Minecraft with. They can also run on Cactus and Sugar Cane, although not as efficiently.
Generators have an internal energy storage of 4000 Energy Units (EU), which is equivalent to one piece of Coal burnt. It always outputs 10 EU/t.
Place the Generator and connect it to a machine such as a Macerator - two machines can be placed either next to each other, or be connected with cables. Then fuel the unit. To charge a tool such as a Diamond Drill, right-click with no items equipped to open its GUI and place the rechargeable item in the upper slot.