The Electrical Furnace is an electrically-fueled deployable item in RUST used for smelting resources. It is spawnable via the F1 console under electrical components. This item is currently only available on the Aux2 staging branch and is not a part of the release version of the game.
Basic functionality of the electric furnace
Players may deploy electric furnaces on most flat foundation floor surfaces and relatively flat ground areas in locations where they possess building privilege. The primary function of the electric furnace is to perform the same smelting task as a standard Furnace without the Wood requirement.
To power up the furnace, players must connect 1 unit of power to the power in connection and then press the “Turn On” button in the control section of the UI. Once powered on, the furnace gives off an orange glow, indicating that the device has power, not that it is necessarily processing materials.
To begin smelting resources, place the materials into the input slots, and they will start smelting immediately if the furnace is currently switched on. Otherwise, switch the furnace on to begin smelting. Due to the missing fuel input slot, the electric furnace produces no Charcoal during smelting. Additionally, wood cannot be added as input for conversion into charcoal.
At current, with the use of a Wiring Tool, the electric furnace has a single Power In port, ideally pairing it with the Electric Branch or Splitter for energy efficiency and upscaling. They require 1 power (each) to run.
On its own, the electric furnace has no industrial interfacing options. As a secondary addon modification, players may attach a single Storage Adapter, allowing Industrial In and Industrial Out ports to be available by proxy. These ports are only accessible when utilizing the Pipe Tool, enabling the furnace to be incorporated into an industrial automated mechanism designed by the player.
Means of acquiring an electric furnace
The electric furnace is currently a work bench level 2 blueprint, requiring (at present) 500 scrap to research directly, or 820 scrap to tech tree unlock. This item may also drop from higher tier loot crates.