Electronics is an early-game technology that is available upon first starting the game. Material Science level 5 is required to unlock this technology. Electronics is a prerequisite to Artificial Intelligence.
Electronics unlocks the construction of Electronics Factories at level 1, and subsequent levels boost circuit production by +30%. Level 8 unlocks the construction of Battery Factories, Battery Chargers, and Battery Power Plants, and subsequent levels increase the production of empty batteries via Battery Factories by +12%. This technology has a starting research point cost of 50.00K with a cost multiplier of x2.20. Its starting technology point cost is 100 and has a cost multiplier of x1.50.
It is vital to research newer levels of Electronics whenever the player is able to, as much of the Perseus Arm suffers a huge circuit deficiency until the player conquers Kitrion. Even after Electronics Factories are built on every possible planet, circuits remain an incredibly important resource in constructing new laboratories and war ships. It is wise to put a few TP levels into Electronics upon resetting, adding more levels the more resets are accomplished and more TP is gained. This will make the early game progress somewhat faster, being able to build more labs and Fusion Reactors.
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