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The fabricator has substituted standard battery acid for an acidic compound synthesized from local flora.

― PDA, Dialogue

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Batteries are electronic items crafted using a Fabricator.

Batteries are used to craft electronic tools and pieces of equipment, providing them with Energy. Batteries can hold up to 100 Energy, which is drained when using Battery-powered tools. Batteries can be swapped out or removed from tools by equipping the tool and pressing the "reload" button: this will bring up a display where the player can scroll through their other batteries to select one, or select the "X" to remove the battery and leave the tool without one. Ryley cannot move while swapping batteries.

A Battery can be charged in the Battery Charger, or an equipped tool can be recharged with Swim Charge Fins. These devices allow the player to keep using their tools without having to continuously craft new Batteries.


Spoiler alert: The following section contains story related material.


The Ion Battery is a modified, higher capacity version of the Battery, which can hold up to 500 Energy.


Recipe

Acid Mushroom.pngAcid Mushroom.pngCopper Ore.pngArrow-right (1).pngFabricator.pngArrow-right (1).pngBattery.png


Uses In Crafting

Note that in all the below cases, the charge level of the battery or batteries used in the recipe has no bearing on the final product: the new item will always start with a charge level of 100%.

Fabricator


Battery.pngBattery.pngSilicone Rubber.pngArrow-right (1).pngFabricator.pngArrow-right (1).pngPower Cell.png


Battery.pngTitanium.pngArrow-right (1).pngFabricator.pngArrow-right (1).pngScanner.png


Battery.pngGlass.pngArrow-right (1).pngFabricator.pngArrow-right (1).pngFlashlight.png


Wiring Kit.pngComputer Chip.pngBattery.pngArrow-right (1).pngFabricator.pngArrow-right (1).pngHabitat Builder.png


Diamond.pngDiamond.pngBattery.pngTitanium.pngCave Sulfur.pngArrow-right (1).pngFabricator.pngArrow-right (1).pngLaser Cutter.png


Computer Chip.pngBattery.pngTitanium.pngMagnetite.pngMagnetite.pngArrow-right (1).pngFabricator.pngArrow-right (1).pngStasis Rifle.png


Wiring Kit.pngBattery.pngTitanium.pngArrow-right (1).pngFabricator.pngArrow-right (1).pngPropulsion Cannon.png


Battery.pngTitanium.pngGlass.pngArrow-right (1).pngFabricator.pngArrow-right (1).pngLED Light.png


Battery.pngLubricant.pngCopper Wire.pngTitanium.pngArrow-right (1).pngFabricator.pngArrow-right (1).pngSeaglide.png


Battery.pngCopper Ore.pngTitanium.pngArrow-right (1).pngFabricator.pngArrow-right (1).pngGrav Trap.png





Modification Station


Survival Knife.pngBattery.pngArrow-right (1).pngModification Station.pngArrow-right (1).pngThermoblade.png





Scanner Room


Computer Chip.pngBattery.pngGlass.pngTitanium.pngArrow-right (1).pngScanner Room.pngArrow-right (1).pngCamera Drone.png



Gallery

Trivia

  • Depleted batteries can be used in crafting to create tools and power cells that are fully charged. This is an oversight by the developers.
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