Energy Weapons operate using Standard Energy Units, stored either in disposable, un-rechargeable capacitor clips that are easy to distribute or in active-matrix storage devices (e.g. power belt- and back-packs) that can be recharged.
|Power Beltpack||50||250||4||5 credits/SEU|
|Power Backpack||100||500||10||5 credits/SEU|
|Power Econopack||250||1250||25||5 credits/SEU|
Standard Powerclip Edit
The standard powerclip is a sturdy plastic capacitor about the size of a cigarette pack. A powerclip will fit any weapon that can use a powerclip. Powerclips hold 20 SEU and cannot be recharged.
A smaller powerclip (about the size of a pack of gum) is available for some weapons that holds 10 SEU. As with standard powerclips, miniclips cannot be recharged.
The smallest form of disposable energy storage, a microdisc holds 2 SEU, and is used in very small weapons and personal devices.
A power beltpack is a 20 cm x 8 cm x 5 cm plastic box that attaches to a character's belt. It comes with three different powercords that can be plugged into three distinct outlets on the side of the unit. One port is for weapons, one is for screens and one is for auxiliary equipment such as scanners or radios. Only one weapon and one screen can be plugged into a beltpack at the same time. Beltpacks can be recharged at a cost of 5 credits per 1 SEU recharged. Recharging can be done at any weapons shop, hardware store or fuel station.
A power backpack is worn on a harness that slips over the shoulders. Special adapters are available for dralasites at no additional cost. A backpack has two weapon ports, one screen port and three auxiliary ports. Only two weapons can be connected to the same backpack. Backpacks can be recharged for 5 credits per 1 SEU recharged. It takes two turns to plug in or unplug a powercord from a power backpack.
A power econopack is an active-matrix energy storage device similar to a power beltpack or power backpack; it is often mounted in vehicles to power heavy energy weapons, as well as other powered equipment, such as subspace radios and freeze fields.
Econopacks can be recharged at a cost of 5 credits per 1 SEU recharged. Recharging can be done at any weapons shop, hardware store or fuel station.