Power Extenders

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Power Extenders Power Extenders
Tier Small
Group Item
Type Power Routing
Crafted at Backpack or Small Printer
Recipe 1x Copper
Unlock Cost 500 Bytes

Power Extenders are power routing items that are used to extend the distances of the power cables for bases, and can be used to support power networks between distant bases. Power Extenders can be toggled to allow power to flow in one direction, or be networked to send power anywhere.

If an Oxygenator is connected, extenders will supply Oxygen to platforms they connect to. Extenders are created in packs of 5.


Output Input Module
Power Extenders Copper Backpack or Small Printer


To use power extenders, they must either be in the widget slot of the Backpack or placed on the ground.

To place an extender in the widget slot, press either context key (for PC: C or V, Xbox: Xbox One - LB or Xbox One - RB, PS4: PS4 - L1 or PS4 - R1, Switch: Switch - L or Switch - R depending on which slot the extenders are on) and it will drop to the side of the player. The player can also hold a cable, and press the context key to place the extender at the cable's end location, connecting the cable to it without having to connect it manually, regardless of if the cable is on the ground or not.

To place an extender from a pack on the ground, the player must hold PC: F, Xbox: Xbox One - Y, PS4: PS4 - Triangle, Switch: Switch - X over the pack to pop out one of the extenders, then it can be moved to where the player wants it.

  • Placed extenders can be moved after being placed. When the distance to the connected object is too long, the connection will break.
  • By default, power only flows in one direction through the extenders. Power flows in the direction of connected cables, into the extender on the side plugged into and out of the side a cable is pulled from. When connected, yellow arrows will move along the power cable and indicate the direction of power flow.
    • This function is very useful to direct which part of the base should prioritize getting power. A Splitter is also good for this task, especially since you can restrict power to parts as well.
    • This one-way functionality can be useful when making automatic backup generators, as the extender can be used to prevent the backup generator from powering a power sensor.
    • If you unplug an extender anywhere in the line and plug it back in in the opposite direction, the entire line will reverse.
    • This functionality can be toggled by interacting with the extender.
    • The Splitter has the same one-way functionality built into it.