Fluid Switch & Pump

The RUST Fluid Switch & Pump is a deployable “farm” entity, part of RUST’s electricity system, used to transport a water source such as the Small Water Catcher with 1 unit of electrical power against gravity upwards into Water Barrels or Sprinklers.

RUST players may deploy fluid splitters on most surfaces. When using a Hose Tool to check for ports, players will find 1 Fluid In and 1 Fluid Out.  When using a Wire Tool to check for ports, players will find a single Pump Power (requiring 1 energy) and 1 Toggle option.

The fluid system relies on basic gravitational laws to function properly, so unless the Input source is physically higher in elevation than the storage source or sprinkler, this switch and pump system will be required to move the water from point A to point B.  Reference our Farming Guide for more applications.

Fluid switch & pumps may be found in an assortment of low-to-mid-tier crates, as well as drops from a wide range of scientists.  Players may also research them, purchase them directly from Outpost for 30 Scrap or invest scrap into the tier 1 workbench tech tree to learn this blueprint.

Item Information
NameFluid Switch & Pump
Short Namefluid.switch
Item DescriptionA simple switch that enables fluid to pass through. Can be switched on/off manually or via electricity. Can also pump water upwards to higher entities when powered.
Default Stacksize5
Item Crafting Data
Required Workbench Level1
Crafting Time30
Crafting Yield1
Crafting Ingredients
Rust Metal FragmentsMetal Fragments x150