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Approved Tech Kirishima cap drain

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Cathul Thuku

Admiral, Therapy Command

A Kirishima cap drain in a groundside testing facility


  • Intent: To provide a 5.0-compliant cap drain
  • Image Source: Luis Jimenez
  • Canon Link: N/A
  • Restricted Missions: N/A
  • Primary Source: Cap drain
  • Manufacturer: Ringovinda Systems
  • Model: Kirishima cap drain
  • Affiliation: Open-Market
  • Modularity: Yes; cabling can be changed

  • Production: Mass-produced
  • Material: Gadolinium, diatium, alusteel
  • Diatium battery banks
  • Easy to remove
  • Protects the ship against ionic, EMP attacks
  • Allows for enhanced recharging of shields
  • Can be destroyed by well-placed weapons fire
  • If the power conduits from the cap drain to the shield generators are severed, it provides no benefits to the shields
  • Requires functional shield generators for optimal function
Once again, supply problems plagued the previous version of these cap drains, but when a burst of excess voltage spreads across and through the hull, it first encounters a circular plate of alusteem and, after crossing through the alusteel plate, the resulting current crosses superconducting gadolinium cables, shunting the excess current to a bank of diatium batteries. The diatium batteries are then connected to shield generators. For this reason, it is recommended to place the cap drains as close to the shield generators as possible. That said, the Kirishima cap drain is more vulnerable than its predecessor because it does not have the ability to absorb other energy weapons fire any more than regular diatium could. In addition, if the gadolinium cables are severed for whatever reason, without destroying the alusteel plate, it provides no benefits to the shields, in which case it becomes nothing more than an ordinary cap drain.
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