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Gold Cables

From left to right: Gold Cable, Insulated Gold Cable, 2x Insulated Gold Cable

Gold Cable is a Tier 2 cable type. They suffer higher distance-related energy losses than copper cables, but are able to carry Medium Voltage, up to 128 EU/t. Gold cables have 2 different levels of insulation, with the 2x insulation providing smaller losses per tile and less shock damage from high voltage. It's worth noting that even though gold cables have a higher energy loss per packet, this is countered by the fact that the maximum packet size for gold cables is 4 times that of copper cables. For example, if you send 128 EU through 4 tiles using copper cables, you will have 4 packets of 32 EU, and each of those will suffer a 1 EU loss, resulting in 124 EU reaching its destination. If gold cables are used, that 128 EU will be sent in a single packet, that will suffer a 2 EU loss, resulting in a final 126 EU. For this reason, it is recommended to use transformers to elevate the voltage when transferring power through long distances.

Cable type EU/b Energy loss
Gold Uninsulated 0.5 1 EU every 2 blocks
Gold Insulated 0.45 1 EU every 2.22 blocks
Gold 2x Insulated 0.4 1 EU every 2.5 blocks

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Uninsulated Gold Cable

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Insulated Gold Cable

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2xIns. Gold Cable

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Insulated Gold Cable

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There is an addon to Industrial Craft 2 that adds another recipe for twice insulated gold cables:

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Sources

Industrialcraft Wiki


Used as Electric Fences

You can use uninsulated Gold cables to Make an efficient electric fence. This is nice for protecting things from other people.

To do so, you have to wire the gold cable around the area that you want to protect, hook it up to a MFE Unit and loop it back into another MFE Unit.Then Hook the second MFE Unit up to the first ones input side and provide the first one with an Electric Charge.


Now your gold cable is an electric fence.

Here are some pictures of a protected area using an electric fence.


Although, if you can, HV cables do more damage and cost iron as opposed to gold. However, to be effective they need a HV current.




NOTE: Such cable loop setups cause lag and may be banned on your server. Unless you play on SSP or your own server, make sure to check that you are not breaking the rules by building this fence.

Video Tutorials

Tekkit - How To Make And Use All Cables (Basics)10:48

Tekkit - How To Make And Use All Cables (Basics)

Tekkit Tutorials - IC2 2 - EU Storage, Transfer, and Conversion16:15

Tekkit Tutorials - IC2 2 - EU Storage, Transfer, and Conversion

Гайд по Industrial Craft 2 - Cables21:08

Гайд по Industrial Craft 2 - Cables

Start a Discussion Discussions about Gold Cable

  • Cables

    2 messages
    • I'm looking at gold cables and some of them have different EU/b. What is this? I can't find out what it means
    • By EU/b, I take it that you mean EU per Block. '''All EU Cables lose EU on the distance traveled.''' Uninsula...

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