Kinesis Pipes (previously known as Conductive Pipes) are a type of BuildCraft pipe used to transport energy. Up to and including Minecraft 1.6 they could only transport Minecraft Joules, however as of Minecraft 1.7 BuildCraft switched to using the Redstone Flux API. The two energy systems are conceptually very similar, with the exception that 1 MJ is equal to 10 RF, and as such the functionality of Kinesis Pipes has remained similar despite the change.
As of Minecraft 1.7 there are nine different Kinesis Pipes in BuildCraft. Below is a short overview of all pipe types and their special features.
Note that in previous versions of BuildCraft pipes would have energy loss depending on the length of the pipeline. Low-tier pipes (e. g. Cobblestone) would have higher energy loss than high-tier ones (e. g. Gold). This mechanic no longer exists in recent versions, energy is always transmitted lossless over any distance.
|Name||MJ Rate||RF Rate||Special Features|
|Cobblestone Kinesis Pipe||8||80|
|Stone Kinesis Pipe||16||160|
|Sandstone Kinesis Pipe||32||320||Does not connect to any other blocks that are not pipes.|
|Wooden Kinesis Pipe||32||320||Accepts energy from other blocks that are not pipes. Does not connect to other Wooden Kinesis Pipes.|
|Quartz Kinesis Pipe||64||640|
|Iron Kinesis Pipe||128||1280||Energy limit can be configured using a Wrench or Gate.|
|Golden Kinesis Pipe||256||2560|
|Emerald Kinesis Pipe||256||2560||Accepts energy from other blocks that are not pipes. Does not connect to other Emerald Kinesis Pipes.|
|Diamond Kinesis Pipe||1024||10240|