Like the DC Electric Engine the AC Engine needs a redstone signal to run, but instead of a constant signal it requires an alternating redstone signal to function (the signal cycles rapidly between on/off) . The best way to get an alternating redstone signal is to build a redstone clock. Be sure to use a two-tick clock to give the engine alternating redstone signals. After making one place a shaft core inside the AC Engine.
(Values are when powered with a 2-tick pulse)
To craft the engine place 3 gold on the top row, 1 gold ingot on the middle left, 1 gold coil on the middle middle, 1 shaft unit on the middle right, 2 base panels in the bottom left and right corners, and redstone in the bottom middle.
The unconventional nature of this engine can make it difficult to spot problems. Try these.
- You cannot have any magnetized shaft cores in your inventory within several blocks of the AC engine.
- Your clock must be 2 redstone ticks on and 2 redstone ticks off.
- You must have a magnetized shaft core in the Engine.
- You must have magnetized the shaft core in the Magnetizing unit. A core with any charge will display how charged it is in Teslas.
- Vanilla redstone rules apply: Try placing a piston in place of the engine to ensure the signal applies to the block you're putting the AC Engine in.