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written by Neuzd on Feb 28, 2009 14:41
I never liked the idea of Lithium Eaters, though I was going to accept it when I've been told of unexpected Lithium shortage when returning from a surface exploration.

The reason for this though is explained by the fact that the Stardrifter is still orbitibg the planet and some of its tools are probably working.

This is a table of consumption, ordered from most to less "expensive", straight from Noctis source code (well, I translated it), so as you see the SD may consume lithium at different rates depending on how you left it.

hi-speed orbit: 1 KD every 7 seconds
far chase: 1 KD every 18 seconds
fixed-point chase: 1 KD every 29 seconds
near chase: 1 KD every 33 seconds
starfield amplificator: 1 KD every 41 seconds
syncrone orbit: 1 KD every 58 seconds
internal light: 1 KD every 84 seconds
planet finder: 1 KD every 155 seconds

I guess it means that it is intended as consuming Li+ for 1 KiloDyam traveling; how much Lithium that means, I do not know, it's probably a very small number.

Leaving the SD in high-speed orbit with starfield amplificator, light and planet finder all activated is the most effective way to throw LI+ away.

I hope no one gets offended, and please tell me of any occasions in which you were sure you had already considered normal SD consumption, but your Li+ tank was dried out anyway.
written by Cryoburner on Feb 28, 2009 14:50
Oh yeah, we already knew the onboard systems consumed lithium while away. : D

It's nice seeing the rates that it's consumed at though.
Now, the real question is how fast a Lithium Eater can consume your fuel. : P
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written by Serpens on Feb 28, 2009 15:20
Yes, after deactivating all those devices and putting the 'drifter outside any planetary systems, there is no lithium leak.

Obviously, turning them all off makes it impossible for Lithium Eaters to detect the Stardrifter.
written by Sitcon on Mar 01, 2009 06:41
Im not sure if this is on the subject, but one time i got off Noctis and when i came back on i had 120 Grams of Lithium...
written by 4616599 on Mar 01, 2009 09:00
Cryoburner said:
Now, the real question is how fast a Lithium Eater can consume your fuel. : P
I think +NAN LY has the answer.

Oh, and Sitcon, 120g of lithium=full tank, so you had probably been scoping lithium previously.
written by Sitcon on Mar 01, 2009 10:27
Oh thanks for telling me that, to be honest i have never been a patiant guy so i could never imagen myself waiting for that long, usualy when i scope ill leave for about 5 mins and come back.
written by Kynreeve on Mar 01, 2009 20:55
There`s no need to wait, Sitcon, cause you can always adjust your system date
written by Sitcon on Mar 05, 2009 05:47
Kynreeve said:
There`s no need to wait, Sitcon, cause you can always adjust your system date
Oh does that mean increase the seconds to less than 10 seconds per gram of lithium?
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written by Starchaser on Mar 05, 2009 06:17
He means start it scoping, quit, chage the time on your computer, start Noctis again, rejoice about the fact you have a full tank of Li+...
I think you are meant to quit anyway. You may just be able to Alt+Tab. I have never tried it myself.
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