Setting up your first electrical wires or water pipe system can be confusing in The Front. This guide on How To Setup Generators & Water Pump For Irrigation In The Front will walk you through the process of setting everything up so you can have an automated system to water your crops and plants at your base.
To start, you’re going to need to go to the Tech menu and select the Tech tree. From there, make sure you have the Rain Collector, Electrical Equipment, and Water Receiver technologies unlocked. This will provide you with all the items you need to get started.
Just a heads up. If your Water Collector and Sprinkler are close together, you will not need the generator and water pump. Simply collect your Water Collector output with the sprinkler input using the water tools.
How To Setup Generators & Water Pump For Irrigation In The Front
It’s worth noting that the main component of pumping your water, the Pressure Pump, cannot actually take water directly from the sea, so you don’t need to play it far from your base. We recommend placing it as close to your crops as possible, to minimize the ugly pipe mess that follows. Place your Pressure Pump & generator near your crops.
You then need to place the Rain Collector in close proximity to your Pressure Pump, obviously making sure it’s outside. Once all the items are placed, switch to your Electrical Equipment kit and check the side of the Generator. As long as you have the Electrical Equipment Kit equipped, you should see a green light on the side of the generator, the Output. LMB on the output to start a wired connection.
Then, whilst still holding your Electrical Equipment Kit, run over to your Pressure Pump and connect the wire to the input section. This will create a power flow between the Generator and the Pressure Pump, then simply fuel the Generator and turn it on.
Now, switch to your Water Receiver Tools and at the back of the Rain Collector, look down to find the Output pipe. Click that to create a pipe between the Rain Collector and the Fluid Intake section on the front of the Pressure Pump.
That will turn your sprinklers on and they will remain on as long as the generator has power.