Vertical Electrical Cable

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Vertical Electrical Cable
Vertical Electrical Cable.png

A vertical cable for transmitting electricity up and down cliffs.

Decay time
Stack size
Found in Supply Crate
Spawn Command
cheat giveitemnum 191 1 0 0
cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Items/Structures/Pipes/PrimalItemStructure_PowerCableVertical.PrimalItemStructure_PowerCableVertical'" 1 0 0
Required level
Engram points
16 EP
Crafting XP
4.8 XP
Crafting time
Required stations

In  ARK: Survival Evolved the Vertical Electrical Cable is used to supply devices with Electricity.

This cable can be used in a power grid to connect a  Generator to an  Electrical Outlet, which can power nearby electrical devices.


The Vertical Electrical Cable can snap to any non-flexible Electrical Cable (Inclined Intersection, Straight, Vertical). Non-snapped Electrical Cables can be connected with a Flexible Electrical Cable.

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


  • The Vertical Electrical Cable 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 Vertical Electrical Cable:
  • The Vertical Electrical Cable currently cannot be attached to an Electric Generator that has been placed on a mobile base.

Painting and Color Regions

X mark.svg

The Vertical Electrical Cable 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.


Patch  ARK: Survival Evolved Changes
181.0 Cables are no longer considered "enemy" foundations that prevent building nearby.