Tek Generator

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Disambig.png Tek Generator is referred to as "TEK Generator" in ARK: Survival Evolved Mobile

Tek Generator
Tek Generator.png
Powers Tek Structures and electrical structures wirelessly! Requires Element to run, and Tek Engram to use.
Type Tek
Health 15,000
Item slots 100
Fuel Element
Element Shard
Weight 4.0
Stack Size 1
Added in v256.0
Spawn Command
cheat GFI TekGenerator 1 0 0
cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Items/Structures/Misc/PrimalItemStructure_TekGenerator.PrimalItemStructure_TekGenerator'" 1 0 0
Unlock Tekgram:
cheat unlockengram "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Items/Structures/Misc/PrimalItemStructure_TekGenerator.PrimalItemStructure_TekGenerator'"
Crafting XP 132 XP
Crafting Time 5s
Crafted in Tek Replicator
Required Stations Refining Forge.png Refining Forge
Ingredients (Mobile)
Resources breakdown [Expand]
2400 × Metal Ingot.png Metal Ingot
4800 × Metal.png Metal
250 × Crystal.png Crystal
Total Base Ingredients

The Tek Generator can provide devices with electricity without the need of cables. It is able to power all normal electrical devices and is the only Generator able to power Tek devices. It is also needed for maintaining underwater bases.

Notes[edit | edit source]

The Tek Generator uses 1 Element or 100 Element Shard in 18 hours for the radius 1.0 plus 0.33 for each additional unit of radius. That is

  • on the 2.0× radius 1.33 Element every 18 hours or 1 every ≈13 1⁄2 hours.
  • on the 5.0× radius 2.32 Element every 18 hours or 1 every ≈7 3⁄4 hours.
  • on the largest radius (10.0×) 3.97 Element every 18 hours or 1 every ≈4 1⁄2 hours.
  • Although other Tek structures such as Tek Turrets can be placed on rafts or other mobile bases, the Tek Generator can not, as doing so renders it useless.
  • Prior to 281.107 Tek Generators were affected by electrical storms on Scorched Earth, but are not subject to durability decay.

To unlock the Tekgram for the Tek Generator you have to defeat the Megapithecus on medium / beta, the Manticore on easy / gamma difficulty, Rockwell on easy / gamma difficulty, the Desert Titan, or the Crystal Wyvern Queen on easy / gamma difficulty.

Fuel[edit | edit source]

An online calculator to see how long the generator will last is available at tristan.games An android calculator to see how long the generator will last is available and coverage at TekGenCalculator

Coverage[edit | edit source]

  • 3 foundations radius on 1.0×.
  • 19 foundations diameter on 5.0×.
  • 37 foundations diameter on the 10.0×.

Painting and Color Regions[edit | edit source]

Hitting the Tek Generator with a dyed Paintbrush will colorize the glow while activated.

X mark.svg

The Tek Generator is not currently paint-able, however this object may be re-mapped to include paint regions in a future update.

For more information on Paint Regions and how to use them, please view the Blue Coloring.png Dye, Paintbrush, or Spray Painter pages.

A Tek Generator hit with a Green-dyed Paintbrush.