Electrical Outlet

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Electrical Outlet
Electrical Outlet.png

An outlet for an electrical grid. When connected to a generator via cables, this provides power to all nearby devices that use electricity.

Decay time
Stack size
Found in Supply Crate
Spawn Command
cheat giveitemnum 187 1 0 0
cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Items/Structures/Pipes/PrimalItemStructure_PowerOutlet.PrimalItemStructure_PowerOutlet'" 1 0 0
Required level
Engram points
16 EP
Crafting XP
17.76 XP
Required stations

In  ARK: Survival Evolved the Electrical Outlet is an outlet for an electrical grid. When connected to a  Generator via cables, this Outlet provides power to all nearby devices that use electricity.

The Outlet must be connected to the end of any type of Electrical Cable (e.g. on top of a vertical cable, or on the end of a straight or intersection cable).


The Electrical Outlet can be snapped to any non-flexible (Inclined Intersection, Straight, Vertical). It cannot be attached to Flexible Electrical Cable.

For more informations about electrical cables mechanics, read here: Electricity.

Electrical Items

The following items require electricity to run:

Tips and Tricks

  • Its range to connect to electrical devices is about 2.5 foundations/walls long.
  • Assuming you build a Generator in the center of a foundation, place one vertical cable then an outlet directly above, the Outlet will reach all devices just shy of 4 foundations away, as you can see in the picture below.
Electrical Outlet Range.jpg

Video Tutorial


  • Like pipes, cables will cut through all buildings.
  • Only the cable to which the Outlet was initially attached will provide it with electricity. If you attach another wire from another electricity source to other side of the Outlet - it will not provide the Outlet with electricity. Consider this when making your electronics that are meant to be backed up. Instead of connecting two electricity sources directly in one outlet, it is better to link them using an intersection and then place an outlet on one of the free ends of that intersection.
  • The Electrical Outlet is treated as a wooden structure and can not be damaged by hands, stone weapons, or non-explosive ranged attacks.
  • The following aggressive creatures can not damage the Electrical Outlet:

Painting and Color Regions

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The Electrical Outlet is not currently paint-able, however this object may be re-mapped to include paint regions in a future update.

For more information on Paint Regions and how to use them, please view the Blue Coloring.png Dye,  Paintbrush, or  Spray Painter pages.