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Power Cells Power Cells
Tier Small
Group Item
Type Power Storage
Crafted at Backpack
Recipe 1x Graphite
Unlock Cost 800 Bytes

Power Cells are a consumable power storage item. Once crafted, they provide power to whatever they are attached to. Once all 8 cells are depleted, the Power Cells will be destroyed.


Output Input Module
Power Cells Graphite Backpack


  • Power Throughput Rate: 1 U/s
  • Power Capacity: 48 U
  • Power Cells will fill one bar of a Small Battery in 4 seconds.
  • Power Cells contain 1.5x as much Power as a Small Battery.
  • Power Cells cannot be recharged, and instead evaporate once depleted.


  • Power Cells discharge to the player's backpack automatically if it isn't already full.
  • Due to their small size and relatively high energy density, a single Power Cell can fuel a Buggy for 42 minutes. They aren't useless on Medium Rovers, either being able to power them for 96 seconds or 1 minute 36 seconds using only one power cell