Which kinds of blocks (among Cables, Transformers, Battery Boxes, Motors, etc.) back-propagate the on-off state from energy-consuming machines to Battery Box outputs? In other words, for an Energy Network involving Transformers, can it be assumed that Battery Boxes will always auto-limit outputs according to actual usage (as long as Automatic Machine Switches are used on the energy-consuming machines) instead of outputting more than what is needed and continuously wasting Energy?
Transformers and Batboxes won’t emit if there is nothing that accepts the Energy, so in that way it definitely is smart enough to not be wasteful.
What about RU/t stuff then? They don’t have such smartness at all do they?
Or, is it possible to build a setup of Gearboxes that, transfers RU/t to RU machines, and converts whatever is left into EU/t for storage? I think such a setup would require certain “priorities” in energy distribution, and is there any such rules about distribution priorities?
For RU/t there is indeed no way to store the Energy, but it will still be smart with the Energy it has, if there is a way to consume it.
I mean, how will it distribute the packets when multiple inputs connect to the same network through Gearboxes?
that one is more complicated, and it’s mostly a up/down/north/south/east/west kind of thing, combined with some round-robin mechanic and hard to determine in advance. The same goes for Cables too if you dont provide enough power.
Sounds like a big flywheel is needed!