The Small Generator is a power generation item in Astroneer that produces power by consuming Organic. It can be used from the widget slots on a player's backpack, on any regular attachment slot, or on the ground. Once a nugget of Organic is placed in its input slot, the generator will convert the Organic to Power over time.
The Small Generator may be turned on and off to save the nugget for when power is needed.
- Power Production Rate: 2 U/s
- Small Generator will fill one bar of battery in 2 seconds.
- One Organic will fuel the Small Generator for 120 seconds and produces 240 Units.
This generator can be placed in either a Widget slot on a player's backpack, on a platform, or on the ground. Once a nugget of Organic is placed on top of it, the generator will convert the Organic to Power over time.
The Small Generator can be turned on and off by hovering over it and pressing the Use key (default F on PC). Organic won't be consumed when turned off.
Power output may be automated by placing the Small Generator on a platform with storages attached that contain Organic. When one nugget has been used up, the next will be pulled until all nuggets have been used up, at which point the generator will stop producing power.
- When placed on the ground, a Small Platform appears underneath the generator, allowing for two power cables to be connected.
In the Excavation Update, the Small Generator swapped places with the Small Solar Panel, specifically as a power management tutorial.
In the Basebuilding Update, the generator can now be toggled on or off, saving fuel. It also creates a small platform under it when placed on the ground.