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Power Saving in Elite: Dangerous

Power Saving86 (10)

Disable 50 generators

  • Unlocked by 231 tracked gamers (2% - TA Ratio = 8.60) 10,035  

Achievement Guide for Power Saving

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Achievement won on 18 Jul 16
TA Score for this game: 21,430
Posted on 18 July 16 at 15:01
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This can be done within a few hours once you have access to an SRV.


You should go and find some phosphorus and sulphur so you can synthesise ammo. You are likely to run out of SRV ammo during this process. You'll want 3 reloads available to you, at least. Both of these materials can be found by mining rocks with the SRV. The details of this are beyond the scope of this solution.

If you don't want to bother with materials for resupplying ammo, you will need to leave the settlement and dock at a station in order to resupply. This will add extra time to the process, although it's debatable whether it would be more or less time than the mining of materials would take. That said, the materials and synthesis both count towards other achievements.


Find a base with an external generator. I used Claire Vision in the Amaunet system.

Locate the generator with your SRV. At Claire Vision it is tucked behind a barrier in a little alcove between a couple of turrets.

Take out any turrets near the generator for safety then position yourself in a corner of the alcove facing the generator, but out of sight of the turrets or only visible to a single turret, if possible.

I recommend putting full pips into shields and two pips into weapons with the D-pad.

The steps from here are as follows:

1) Destroy the generator.
2) Save and exit to main menu. You may get a countdown timer here, just wait it out.
3) Start the game up again.
4) Take out any turrets that are visible to you, then go back to step 1.

Repeat this until the achievement unlocks.

Note this will damage your reputation with the faction that owns the settlement you are attacking. Make sure it's a faction you don't care about, or you may find it tricky recovering your reputation.
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