How to level up the electrical skill in Project Zomboid

How to level up the electrical skill in Project Zomboid

The electrical skill in Project Zomboid is used to craft electronic devices and hot-wire vehicles. It is leveled by using a screwdriver to dismantle electronic devices such as CD players and by using electronics scrap to fix generators.

Reading Electricity skill books will increase the rate at which you gain XP by adding a multiplier based on your skill level. 0.5 XP is gained per electronic device dismantled. 1.25 XP is gained per operation when fixing generators.

The most efficient way to grind for electrical skill

You can choose some occupations and traits that have electrical skill bonuses when creating your character, which will increase the percentage of experience you gain.

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Install an auto-pickup mod to help you automatically pick up disassembled electronic items from the zombie crops(Digital Watches), which will save you a lot of time. After you have collected enough disassembled items, read some electricity books, and then start disassembling these electronic items.

If you just want to use the electrical skill to hot-wire vehicles, you can create a character that with burglar occupation in the same game save, and then switch back to your main character after hot-wiring the vehicle.


What objects can be dismantled for electrical experience?

What items can you dismantle? Everything that has electronics in them. You can use the crafting way or the right-click dismantle option to dismantle things like lamps, TVs, air conditioners, and more.

To do this, You will need to find a screwdriver and then start dismantling the objects. Watches are a great item to look for, as they can be looted from enemy corpses. Alternatively, the character can go through a residential area and look for small objects that can be dismantled for an electrical experience.

CD Player
Cordless Phone
Digital Watch
TV Remote
Video Game
Home Alarm
Motion Sensor
ValuTech Radio
Premium Technologies Radio
Electric Wire
Light Bulb
Radio Receiver
Radio Transmitter
Scanner Module
Ham Radio
Antique Television
ValuTech Television
Premium Technologies Television
Green Light Bulb
Red Light Bulb

In the game, the player can find various electronics that must be picked up and dismantled to gain electrical experience.

The benefits of electrical skill in Project Zomboid

Electrical Skill

Since the addition of vehicles, electrical skill has become valuable to any play style. If the player has level 1 electrical and level 2 mechanics, they’ll be able to hot-wire any vehicle, making it a valuable getaway option or means of transportation

The different types of recipe magazines and skill books related to electrical in Project Zomboid

Project Zomboid features a variety of different recipe magazines and skill books related to electrical work. These can be found in mailboxes and bookshelves around the world, providing an experience multiplier that can help players level up quickly.

The Electronics Magazine, Engineer Magazine, and Guerilla Radio are the three main types of recipe magazines available. Each one offers a unique set of recipes, Finding and reading any of these books should be a priority for any player looking to make the most of their electrical skills.


Electricity for BeginnersProvides an XP Multiplier upon the completion of reading. This book is for level 1 and 2 Electrical.
Electricity for IntermediatesProvides an XP Multiplier upon the completion of reading. This book is for level 3 and 4 Electrical.
Advanced ElectricalProvides an XP Multiplier upon the completion of reading. This book is for level 5 and 6 Electrical.
Expert ElectricityProvides an XP Multiplier upon the completion of reading. This book is for level 7 and 8 Electrical.
Master ElectricityProvides an XP Multiplier upon the completion of reading. This book is for level 9 and 10 Electrical.


Electronics Magazine Vol.1Make Remote Controller V1, Make Remote Controller V2, Make Remote Controller V3
Electronics Magazine Vol.2Make Timer, Add Timer
Electronics Magazine Vol.3Add Motion Sensor V1, Add Motion Sensor V2, Add Motion Sensor V3
Electronics Magazine Vol.4Make Remote Trigger, Add Crafted Trigger
Engineer Magazine Vol.1Make Noise Maker
Engineer Magazine Vol.2Make Smoke Bomb
How to use GeneratorsGenerator Maintenance
Guerilla Radio Vol.1Craft Makeshift Radio
Guerilla Radio Vol.2Craft Makeshift Walkie Talkie
Guerilla Radio Vol.3Craft Makeshift HAM Radio

How to use electronic skills to make traps and explosives

As you dismantle, you will notice that the skill is going up very slowly and that you have tons of random materials in your inventory. The most important are electric scrap, copper wire, light bulbs, aluminum, radio receivers, radio transmitters, and amplifiers.

Now you’ve got those materials and maybe you’ve got a little bit of experience. What can you craft with all of that? Well, first we need to talk about traps and explosives that are supposed to be combined with electronic components. There are multiple ways to set off your trap: you can use the regular throw with the lighter or you can get creative by making timers remote control triggers or motion sensors. You can add them to your trap and activate them by time by a remote control device or motion.

The timer is crafted with an alarm clock or a timer screwdriver, electronic scrap, and glue. The motion sensor is a really rare component and can be found in house alarm items if you dismantle them. The remote-controlled activation is achieved by making a trigger and a remote controller.

This is when we needed a TV remote. It’s the make the remote controller. How this works is that you attach the trigger onto your bomb and link it with the remote controller. After you place the bomb you can activate the remote controller and it will detonate all bombs linked to this device.

How to use electronic skills to repair generators

Each operation consumes one electronics scrap and repairs the generator by 4%(Turn off the generator before you fix it).

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