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This page is about the Water Wheel added by Immersive Engineering. For other uses, see Water Wheel.
Water Wheel

ModImmersive Engineering
TypeItem

The Water Wheel is an item added by Immersive Engineering. It is used to generate Redstone Flux (RF) when connected to the front of a Kinetic Dynamo.

The Water Wheel must be connected to a flowing water stream in order to work, and the amount of power produced scales directly with the number of flowing water blocks adjacent to the wheel. The maximum amount of power that a Water Wheel can produce is 30 RF/t, which arises from a water source flowing "in a semi-circle from the top down one side and along the bottom."

Up to three water wheels may be placed against one another. Connected water wheels will output power to the same dynamo.

Example power generation.

An example layout for a Water Wheel.

Recipe

FTB Infinity Evolved

Main article: FTB Infinity Evolved

Usage

For 3 waters in contact with the wheel, it generates 6 RF-per-tick; for 7 waters, it's 16; for 11 waters, 25; and for 13, the max, it's 30 RF-per-tick.

4 example set-ups for flowing water around a water wheel, each outputting more power than the last

Power output

For the maximum power generation of ~30 RF/tick per wheel, flowing water should contact as many of its edges as possible, and all water flows should turn it the same direction. Dipping one edge in a waterfall works, but not nearly as well as letting water cascade over the entire wheel and run back under.

Water power
Flowing water blocks in contact Power output (RF/tick)
1 wheel 2 wheels 3 wheels
3 blocks/wheel 6 13 20
7 blocks/wheel 16 32 48
11 blocks/wheel 25 50 75
13 blocks/wheel
(optimal)
29 59 88

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