This page is about the Miner from IndustrialCraft 2. For other uses, see Miner.
Max EU input
The Miner is added by IndustrialCraft 2 as an automated mining solution. It requires a Low Voltage input (32 EU/t), many Mining Pipes, and a Mining Drill or a Diamond Drill to function. If you use an OD Scanner or an OV Scanner, it will branch to the sides to collect ore blocks. Without these scanners it will mine a 1x1 shaft straight down.
When using a Miner the EU consumption will change depending on the drill bit you use, and if/which scanner you use. A Mining Drill bit will use 450-470 EU. A Diamond Drill bit will use 880-900EU. A Miner with a Mining Drill and OD Scanner will use ~2-3 EU/t. A Miner with a Diamond Drill and OV Scanner will use ~20-24 EU/t due to the higher cost per tool and faster mining speed.
In the GUI, put the drill bit in the top-left, (if you use one) a scanner in the top-right, and the Mining Pipes in the top-middle. An Ejector Upgrade is needed to deposit items from the miner into a chest next to it. To retract the pipes, simply remove the drill bit. You can also place blocks in the pipe slot to fill the shaft.