On the Subject of Charge
Note: this module is powered by smoke.
If you let the smoke out, this module stops working.
The module is a electronic circuit. It has four main components: battery, statuslight, discharger, and powergrid. A detailed diagram of the module can be found on page 3.
When the battery charge level is at least 1 J, the display on the battery is activated. This display shows the current and required charge level. This value is indicated in joules (J). Charge the battery to the required level (no more and no less) and connect the battery to the statuslight in order to solve the module.
The powergrid consists of 24 energy sources arranged in three rows of eight columns. Each energy source is represented by a diode that cyclically switches between two colors. Use the table on page 2 to determine the power of each energy source. The energy source can change the colors with which it flashes, but it will never change its activity and power.
The module has a short circuit protection system. On the right side of the module, you can see the lock indicator. If it is off (gray) then you can use the switches, otherwise, if it is red, you will not be able to use the switches. A locking occurs when the battery starts charging or discharging and lasts for exactly one second. After the end of the locking, switches #1 and #3 will change to state 2 (see next pages for switches information).
The battery is charged by connecting it to the powergrid. Charging is only permitted under the following conditions:
- The sum of the power of the connected energy sources is greater than zero.
- On each row the number of connected active energy sources is odd or zero.
- Exactly the same set of energy sources has not been used since the last discharge.
If any of the conditions are not met, the battery will be automatically disconnected from the powergrid and you will receive a strike. Since after the start of charging the battery, the locking mode will turn on, and exactly one second later the battery will be automatically disconnected from the powergrid, the battery charge level will be increased by the number of joules (J) equal to the total number of watts (W) of connected energy sources.
The battery is discharged by connecting it to the discharger. The battery will be fully discharged in one second.