Speed Upgrade (Mekanism)
The Speed Upgrade can allow Mekanism machines to operate a higher speeds with the trade-off of using more power. The speed bonus depends on the machines. It can increase the speed by 33% but increases the power usage by 78%, or increase both by 100%. A maximum of eight upgrades can be used in any machine, and the effects are multiplicative, meaning that one speed upgrade applies on the speed and power usage of the machine with previous bonus already added.
The Speed Upgrade works by decreasing the number of ticks required for each processed item. The number of ticks required for each operation is calculated as:
TicksRequired = DefaultTicks x pow(UpgradeMultiplier, -NumberOfUpgrades/8), where
DefaultTicks is the default number of ticks required to process an item and
UpgradeMultiplier is a configurable value which defaults to 10. This results in a decrease of the number of ticks required of 25% per upgrade and a throughput increase of 33%.
Energy Usage Increase
Each upgrade added to the machine increases the energy usage per tick. This increase can be calculated by:
EnergyPerTick = DefaultEnergy x pow(UpgradeMultiplier, (2 x SpeedUpgrades - EnergyUpgrades) / 8), where
DefaultEnergy is a configurable amount of energy used per tick and
UpgradeMultiplier is a configurable value which defaults to 10. This results in an increased energy usage of 78% per upgrade. However due to the decreased processing time required, the actual increase in energy usage per item is only 33%.
Machines accepting this upgrade
Speed Upgrade (Mekanism) has no known uses in crafting.