Draconic Evolution has its very own energy transfer system; using lasers and crystals, you can move power around with ease. Using three basic crystals, understanding Draconic Evolutions power system is simple and very elegant. Being able to transfer huge amounts of power without having to worry about compatibility and pipes.
Each of these crystals can be upgraded from Basic to Draconic; this will increase the amount of RF they can store, transfer and how many blocks they can link to. These crystals can all be right-clicked to configure what they are attached to or even disconnect them completely
The beams between crystals will also change in thickness depending on how much energy is flowing through them, and if there is no energy flowing through them, then there will be no beam.
The Crystal binder is used to not only see what crystals are linked to what machines but to also manipulate these crystals. This tool can also be enchanted with soulbond.
These crystals are used to transfer energy into or out of machines from your network. This can be placed onto a Lava Generator, for example, and you will be given a tooltip. This tooltip will show you how much “charge” the crystal has, how many links it can support and its Mode.
Charge refers to the amount of energy this crystal can hold and transfer within the network. On its own, it will hold 4 million RF; this RF will be transferred from the machine to its destination, the Charge will keep refilling from its source.
This Crystal can be linked to up to 3 other crystals, this limits you to where this power can be transferred to, but this can be solved by adding more crystals.
There are a few different modes for these crystals; these modes can be changed by Shift Right-Clicking the crystal with an empty hand:
The IO Crystal can only link to up to 3 machines; this becomes problematic once you have more than three machines within your base.
The (Basic) crystal relay supports up to 8 links; the critical difference between the relay and the IO Crystal is that the Relay can not attach to any machines. Instead, the relay can have energy sent to it, which is then distributed to other crystals. Crystal relays can also be attached to each other and also have an internal charge of 4 million RF.
Wireless crystals can link to machines and other crystals. These crystals will only supply power to other machines and can not receive power from any kind of generator. These crystals also have an internal buffer.