The Generator is an invaluable tool for surviving the zombie apocalypse in Project Zomboid. With it, you can generate electricity when the power goes out and use other important items such as lights. In this article, we will explain how to find, use and repair a Generator in Project Zomboid.
Finding a Generator
Generators can be found by scavenging in “Residential Warehouse Garages”, “Large Warehouses”, “Tool Sheds”, and “Red Spots” on the ground. In order to pick up the generator, players must first make sure they are empty handed. If they are carrying anything, they will need to drop it before picking up the generator. Once they are empty handed, players can approach the generator and press the “Take Generator”.
Using a Generator
A Generator is fueled with “Gas” and can only be filled through the “Add Fuel” context menu when turned off. To use the generator, you need to either have the “Electrician” occupation or read the “How to Use Generators” manual. To connect the generator to your home’s electrical system, use the context menu option “Connect Generator”.
Repairing a Generator
If you have a high enough electrical skill, you can repair the generator with one electronics scrap. The amount of durability restored increases with your electrical skill.
Optimal Location to Place a Generator
The best space for a Generator is the roof. This will stop zombies from being attracted to its noise and consequently smashing in all your doors and windows! Generators must be placed outside of structures that players are planning to or currently occupy. The exhaust from generators will quickly cause negative health effects to characters. Leaving the structure will prevent damage, but the structure will be unsafe until the generator is shut off.
Connecting a Generator to a Light Source
In order to connect a generator to a light source, you will first need to obtain a light source. You can do this by taking a lamp from another location and placing it within your base. Now that you have a source, you can activate the Generator. Select the “Connect Generator” option and move to the lamp, or any other sources of light you want to connect the generator with.
By following the steps above, you can easily find, use and repair a Generator in Project Zomboid. With the Generator, you can generate electricity and use other important items such as lights. This will help you survive the zombie apocalypse and hold out against the undead!