Part of Redpower Wiring

Red Alloy Wires


Regular redstone wiring is really a trail of dust sprinkled on the ground.
This is convenient, but you lose all your energy from the resistance between the grains.
And water can come along and wash it all away! Instead, if you add a little bit of metal to your redstone,
you can get the mysterious and wonderful Red Alloy!

Red Alloy is a soft, ductile, highly conductive metal. How conductive? 16 times the conductivity of regular redstone!
While it's much too soft to make tools out of, it's easily made into a red wire.

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Making Red Alloy wires


To make the red alloy wires you will need an Alloy Furnace to create the red alloy ingots:

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Red-Alloy.jpgThough the wires themselves are made in an 3x3 craftng grid using 3 red alloy ingots placed in a row:
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Bare Red Alloy wires will connect to almost anything, and they will power the block that they are sitting on, in addition to the blocks they are actually connected to. In fact, they are capable of indirectly powering or being powered indirectly from the block that they are sitting on. But only bare wires can sense or power indirectly!

Insulated Wires


Still, sometimes you don't want to splash power everywhere, or sometimes you may wish to run wires right next to each other without connecting to each other. To accomplish this, simply wrap some wire in nice insulating wool! Use any color of wool, and the wire will match!
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Now insulated wire can only connect to things on their ends, and different colors of wire won't connect to each other! Very useful for compact mechanisms!

Re-Dying Wires


Every colored wire or cable can be recolored by simply applying the dye of your choice and will instantly yield the desired color of your wire or cable.

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