RUST Electricity Guide: Using the HBHF Sensor

RUST 101: Electricity Guide –Using the HBHF Sensor Properly

Malonik’s back with the next installment of his RUST 101: Electricity Guide. This time he’s covering how to use the HBHF Sensor and showing how it can be valuable when used properly.

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Video Transcription

Hey guys, Mal here.


And today we’re going to take a look at the HBHF sensors.


Now I know that I recently did a video covering them, but I’ve seen people complaining that they’re useless because they don’t pass power through and instead only output 1 power.


With that in mind, I wanted to make this video because they’re far from useless. And contrary to what I’ve been seeing, you absolutely can use them to operate multiple things such as doors, lights, alarms, etc.


Most people seem to be getting caught in the trap that the sensor needs to power components that need to be set off, which is wrong. The sensor is not a power source, it is a trigger.


Lets take a look at how we do this.


Now for the sake of keeping things simple and easy to explain, I’m going to use splitters. Electric branches are more power efficient but things will get more complicated if we start using them. So for simplicity and to help explain this, I’ll use splitters.


First, we’re going to connect our power source to the splitter.


Next we run power out from the splitter, to the sensor, then to the power in on our memory cell, then lastly to the reset on the memory cell.


Now take the power out from the sensor and run it to set on the memory cell. Connect the output from the memory cell, to the power in on another splitter. Then to finish it off, run the power out on that splitter to anything that you want to trigger, like doors, lights, alarms, etc.


Now if we go in range of the sensor, it triggers multiple components and when we’re out of range, they reset. This works because we’re only using the 1 power output from the sensor to set the memory cell and everything else is powered from a different line of power.


This is as far as I’m aware the intended use for the sensor. It’s a trigger, not a passthrough.


Before we finish up I should mention that you’ll only need this if you want to trigger multiple components. If you’re just wanting it to operate one thing, such as a broadcaster, then you can just run the sensor directly to it. 


Hopefully this allows people to understand the sensor better.


As always, if you hacve any questions, leave a comment or jump in my discord. Link is in the description.


Thanks for watching and I’ll see you guys in the next video.

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Dg is the founder and co-owner of Corrosion Hour, a niche gaming community established in 2016 focusing on the survival game RUST. He is an active and contributing member of numerous other RUST communities. As a community leader and server owner for over 15 years, he spends much of his time researching and writing guides about survival games, covering topics such as server administration, game mechanics, and community growth.

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