 # Can someone explain how this water bonus works? (locked)

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 I simply don’t understand how the water bonus work? Currently I have a generator next to a heat exchanger and its getting a water bonus of 122,000 or 500,000 total heat, now with that in mind. I put a nuclear cell right next to the exchanger and the water bonus goes up to 970,000 or 1,800,000 heat converted. How does that work? Water bonus explains how much heat capacity is being added by the available water. Basically the generator consumes first it’s base heat, then any heat above that it uses water to consume. Depending on the generation, each unit of water consumes 100, 200, or 400 units of heat. Assume you have a Gen 2 Generator that can convert 100,000 units of heat, and hold 50,000 units of water. If you place a cell that produces 500,000 units of heat, the generator will report a water level of 46,000 / 50,000 and will say Converts 500,000 heat in it to power. Water bonus 400,000. This is because of the 500,000 heat, 100,000 is converted by the generator, and the remaining 400,000 by 4,000 units of water, leaving 46,000 units sitting idle in the generator. > *Originally posted by **[xtrapwr](/forums/17013/topics/578031?page=1#posts-9997237):*** > > Water bonus explains how much heat capacity is being added by the available water. Basically the generator consumes first it’s base heat, then any heat above that it uses water to consume. Depending on the generation, each unit of water consumes 100, 200, or 400 units of heat. > > Assume you have a Gen 2 Generator that can convert 100,000 units of heat, and hold 50,000 units of water. If you place a cell that produces 500,000 units of heat, the generator will report a water level of 46,000 / 50,000 and will say Converts 500,000 heat in it to power. Water bonus 400,000. > > This is because of the 500,000 heat, 100,000 is converted by the generator, and the remaining 400,000 by 4,000 units of water, leaving 46,000 units sitting idle in the generator. Thanks for the explanation but it would have been much simple if you said that 1,000 gallons of water equals 100,000 heat converted added. That statement is only true for gen 2. Gen 3 1,000 = 200,000. Gen 4 1,000 = 400,000. I try to go for complete over simple, but I am sorry if I was confusing. > *Originally posted by **[xtrapwr](/forums/17013/topics/578031?page=1#9999629)**:* > That statement is only true for gen 2. Gen 3 1,000 = 200,000. Gen 4 1,000 = 400,000. I try to go for complete over simple, but I am sorry if I was confusing. > > thank you for the explination