|Red Alloy Wire|
|Name||Red Alloy Wire|
|Source Mod||RedPower 2|
Rather than the 15-block range of dust, signals travel through wire for up to 255 blocks, far more than most uses would require. It can be placed on all six sides of a block, allowing for vertical signal transmission and even hidden wire on the underside of blocks. Red Alloy Wire may also be insulated allowing multiple wires to run adjacent to each other without signal interference. Alternatively a Handsaw may be used to make RedPower microblock strips which can separate one wire from adjacent ones allowing compact wiring.
Red Alloy Wire may be placed on any non-transparent block, which will receive power from the wire. It can also be powered indirectly by powering the block it's placed on. Only uninsulated wires can be powered this way.
Unlike redstone dust, Red Alloy Wire is not destroyed when in contact with water. Instead, it will act like any other block and raise water.
This video will show how to use red alloy wire, insulated wire, and bundled cable.