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

― PDA, Dialogue


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.


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%.


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).pngBuilder.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).pngLight Stick.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).pngGravsphere.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



  • Depleted batteries can be used in crafting to create tools and power cells that are fully charged. This is an oversight by the developers.
  • Fabricating a Repair Tool (Subnautica) can be used as an alternate way to cheaply make new batteries if needed, as they come with one.