Greetings! Who likes power cables? Many do! But this time, there are none in this guide! Welcome to the Mystical Machines Flux Network guide! In this article, we will teach you about Flux Networks and it’s components.
Flux networks is a mod that provides wireless power transportation and power storage, so you no longer need a long string of cables just to power your machines! Flux Networks is especially useful for big bases, and long cables can be intrusive and get it in the way. With this mod, all you’ll need is a power storage block, a Flux Plug, and a Flux Point! Let’s start off with the main component known as Flux.
Flux is a commonly known dark dust used in every recipe. You can create it by smelting Redstone Dust in a furnace. You can also obtain a Flux Block by smelting a Block of Redstone for ease of obtaining, or by using nine (9) dust if the aforementioned method is not available. In some packs, Flux is created by throwing Redstone Dust into fire.
In order to get your power transferred, you will need your Flux Plugs and Flux Points to be connected to a network (the same one preferably). You can either connect to a public (no password) network or create your own. It is highly recommended to password protect your network if you wish to share it with specific people or keep unwanted connections out.
When creating a network, you can set its name, color, security level, and energy type. As security options go, you can use “Public” – no password, or “Encrypted” – password protected. Energy type is the unit your network will operate in. It is recommended to keep this option on the default selection. With this in mind, this option tells the network it is permitted to convert one unit to another. (e.g. RF -> EU or vice versa.)
Flux plugs are the import gates of your network. These consume energy from the world and put it into the network, which means they should be placed on generators and output sides of your power storage. In the GUI you can select the rate at which the energy is transferred into the network, or you can disable it altogether. There is also a priority. Higher priority means the plug (or point, it has this option too) will be used sooner.
These are the outlets of your network. Flux points are used to export energy from the network to the world, e.g. to power machines. Just like for Flux Plugs, you can set their transfer rate limit. As you can see in the picture, there is “Surge Mode.” This mode allows faster energy transfer but adds a power loss. This works for Flux Plugs as well.
The Controller, even though not required, is simply one of the most useful parts of a Flux Network. A Controller is capable of wireless charging a player’s inventory with slot selection! (Blue slots are charged, white are not).
Note: There can be either one or no controller attached to the same network. There is never more than one!
The Flux Network mod also includes energy storage blocks. Their usage is very simple! Place the storage block down, select your network and that’s it! You’re all set up! This adds a buffer to your network and increases your overall power storage capacity. There are three types of storage blocks each with a very different limit of how much power they can hold:
Basic – 256 kRF
Herculean – 12.8 MRF
Gargantuan – 128 MRF
The Flux Plug is not sending energy to the network!
Is the plug chunkloaded? You can use /bcl to chunkload! You can read more about /bcl here: [link] Another problem might be that your plug is bugged. In this case, try enabling/disabling the transfer limit. If this does not help, try replacing the plug.
The Flux Point is not receiving any energy, but there is energy in the network!
Follow the same steps as you would with the Flux Plug. Try chunkloading with /bcl, enabling/disabling the transfer rate, and replacing it. If nothing helps, try using a different network if it is not the machine’s issue.
And we are at the end yet again. By now you should be able to build, connect, and use Flux Networks on a basic user level. If you have any questions or guide ideas, you can contact us either in-game or on Discord! See you in-game!
If you liked this wiki article, check out the following articles as well:
- Getting started with the Ender Storage mod
- Using Lag Goggles to hunt down laggy parts of your base.
- Our custom chunk loader plugin, how to get started and set up