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Rust Electricity 101: Component Guide – Blocker

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Hello again everyone, This is Thumper the
Rabid Rabbit. In this episode of Rust Electricity 101 component
guide, we’re going to cover the use of the Blocker. The blue component that can be attached to
walls and floors, it has three inputs and does basically what it’s name says:It blocks
power. You can craft it with 5 High Quality Metal
and one gear and it’s also found among other common components in crates and sunken chests. I’ll apply one to the wall here and give you
a quick demonstration of how the Blocker works. It’s name is derived from it’s function. It takes power in, it puts power out and when
you apply power to this third handle on the side, it blocks power. The name of the third handle is literally
it’s function, it blocks passthrough of power through the device. If I connect some power into the blocker you
can see the green lights turn on. it is now outputting power that I can connect
to something like a light. The function of the blocker is when you apply
power to the Block Passthrough handle and tell it to turn off the source power. Bam!red light, source is disconnected. This is important because this makes the blocker
one of only two components that can be applied after a battery and not be considered a load. In other words, it will not make the charge
timer go down on the battery when it is in blocking mode. So you can use a manual switch or a blocker
immediately after a battery to disconnect the load and allow batteries to charge. This is very important if you are doing a
build in your base where you’re using batteries for example as an automated battery backup
for the power systems within your base. You probably don’t want to turn your batteries
on and off by hand therefore the blocker becomes absolutely critical in those builds. So this is the basic function of the blocker
and you will be using it a lot! ladies and gentlemen, our little blue friend, the Blocker.

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4 thoughts on “Rust Electricity 101: Component Guide – Blocker”

  1. chusoO says:

    Put the translator please

  2. Paul C says:

    Ok so I'm using the blocker the way you are but power is still drained from the battery…

  3. sypher0101 says:

    I'm a little confused. Why use a blocker to power the light, and use the switch to blocker to turn on/off? wouldn't it be better to just run a cable from power source > switch > light, and skip the blocker altogether ?

    How does a blocker work when you use it in conjunction with a laser, or HBHF sensor and a door controller ? I saw a video where they used a HBHF with a door controller, and walking in front of the HBHF closed the door. Does blocking power to the door cause it to close?

  4. fumestiveL says:

    i'm nnew to all this shit but if you remove the blocker and jsut have the switch wouldnt it be the same ? :s

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