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When picking up Cargo Pods it's not uncommon to find one containing just a small amount of gold, platinum or gem stones. Up until now, there was nothing you could do about that until you docked. Introducing the Talaxian Enterprises Vacuum Pump. Now, if you find your cargo hold is full of almost empty containers you can use the Vacuum Pump to consolidate the gold, platinum or gem stones into the minimum number of containers needed to hold them.
Available at all systems TL5 and above, for the paltry sum of 5000 Cr.
To use the Vacuum Pump, just prime it with 'Shift-N' and activate it with 'n'.
There are 8 modes of operation, which can be cycled with 'b'. Mode 0 is called Single Use mode. This is the default mode. In this mode activating the pump will consolidate a single commodity. So for example if you are carrying small amounts of gold and small amounts of platinum, the first activation will consolidate the gold, and the second will consolidate the platinum. Modes 1-6 will only consolidate specific selected commodities. Mode 7 will consolidate all 3 commodities with a single activation.
Please note that the Vacuum Pump uses a fair amount of energy. Consolidating any given commodity will use up 75% of an energy bank. As such the following safeguards have been put into place:
- You can only activate the Vacuum Pump if your status is Green.
- The Pump will not start processing a commodity unless you have at least one full energy bank.
- This OXP needs Oolite v1.80.