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The Small Reactor is an essential block in Space Engineers, a minimum of 1 reactor is required to power ships and stations.
It is important to note that this article discusses two reactor variants: Small Reactors for Large Ships (2.5m x 2.5m x 2.5m) and Small Reactors for Small Ships (0.5m x 0.5m x 0.5m). They are not to be confused with the Large Reactor variants.
Power output and Usage
The Small Reactor is one twenty-seventh the size of a large reactor (1x1x1 instead of 3x3x3). The Small Reactor creates 500 kW on a small ship and 15MW on a large ship or station. In Creative mode no ingots are required to generate power; however in Survival Mode the Small Reactor requires Uranium Ingots. The large reactor is about 1.3 times more efficient (MW/kg) on large ships. On a small ship, a large reactor produces about 1.6 times more power per mass than a small one.
The fact that the conveyor system requires power to start functioning means that a completely "dead" ship will require manual access to a reactor to start the basic systems and feed the other reactors with uranium.
With Realistic settings, the Small Reactor has an inventory with a capacity of 125 L for small ships and 1,000 L for large ships. The inventory only accepts the Uranium Ingots which fuel the reactor. If any of its inventory panels are attached to a conveyor system, the reactor will automatically pull ingots from valid inventories when it runs low.
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