Dynamo (Thermal Expansion)

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Dynamos are the power generation machines added by the Thermal Expansion mod.

All four types of Dynamo produces energy in the form of Redstone Flux at a rate of 80 RF per tick.

Energy Production[edit]

The table shows the energy produced by each fuel accepted and the type of coolant used (if applicable) for each type of Dynamo.

Dynamo Type Fuel Coolant Energy (RF) [1]
Type Qty (mB)
Steam Dynamo Steam Dynamo Steam Steam [2] 2,000
Sapling Sapling Water 40 1,500
Stick Stick 40 1,500
Wood Wood 60 4,500
Charcoal Charcoal 480 up to 920 28,000 up to 55,200
Coal Coal 760 48,000
Block of Coal Block of Coal 11,440 480,000 [3]
Magmatic Dynamo Magmatic Dynamo Lava Lava 180,000
Blazing Pyrotheum Blazing Pyrotheum 2,000,000
Compression Dynamo Compression Dynamo Oil Oil Water
Gelid Cryotheum
380, 40 150,000
BioFuel BioFuel 1,260, 130 500,000
Ethanol Ethanol 1,260, 130 500,000
Liquifacted Coal Liquifacted Coal 2,500, 250 1,000,000
Fuel Fuel 3,760, 380 1,500,000
Enervation Dynamo Enervation Dynamo [4] Redstone Dust Redstone Dust 64,000
Block of Redstone Block of Redstone 640,000 [3]

Reactant Dynamo[edit]

The Reactant Dynamo is designed to use the alchemy reaction of a solid catalyst with a liquid fuel to enhance the energy production. The catalyst is consumed after a certain amount of energy is produced regardless of the fuel used.

List of Fuel and Catalyst accepted by the Reactant Dynamo
Fuel Energy [1]
Energized Glowstone Energized Glowstone 750,000
Destabilized Redstone Destabilized Redstone 600,000
Essence Essence 500,000
Biomass Biomass 450,000
Seed Oil Seed Oil 250,000
Creosote Creosote 200,000
Sewage Sewage 12,000
Sludge Sludge 12,000
Catalyst Duration [5]
Sugar Sugar 16,000
Gunpowder Gunpowder 160,000
Blaze Powder Blaze Powder 640,000
Ghast Tear Ghast Tear 1,600,000
Nether Star Nether Star 6,400,000


  1. 1.0 1.1 The amount of energy generated is per 1,000 mB or unit of fuel.
  2. A minimum of 2,000 mB of Steam is required for the Dynamo to produce energy.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Using a Block of Coal or Redstone produces energy equivalent to 10 of the item, a bonus of about 11%.
  4. The Enervation Dynamo accepts any item that stores RF energy and will extract that energy.
  5. The amount of energy produced by the fuel with a unit of reactant. For example: using 1,000 mB of Creosote to produce 200,000 RF will consume over 12 Sugar but less than 2 Gunpowder.