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How to Use Generators

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Project ZomboidItemsLiteratureRecipe magazinesHow to Use Generators
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How to Use Generators
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Skills learned
Ability to use generators

A How to Use Generators is a literature item with a single volume.


The How to Use Generators magazine can be read to allow the use of a generator. The player cannot connect generators until they have found and read this magazine, unless they have the electrician occupation, in which case they are able to operate generators from day one.


Distribution can be found in the table(s) below:

ElectronicsMag4 distribution Show / Hide
Effective chance calculations are based off of default loot settings, and median zombie density. The higher the density of zombies in an area, the higher the effective chance of an item spawning. Chance is also influenced by the lucky and unlucky traits.
Building/Room Container Effective chance
Electrician crate 6.29%
Electrician metal_shelves 6.29%
all postbox 0.71%
all shelves 1.87%
all shelvesmag 3.98%
bedroom crate 3.98%
bookstore shelves 6.29%
closet crate 3.98%
closet crate 6.29%
electronicsstorage shelves 19.27%
electronicsstore counter 19.27%
electronicsstore shelves 19.27%
garagestorage crate 3.98%
garagestorage crate 6.29%
hall shelvesmag 3.98%
kitchen crate 3.98%
library shelves 3.98%
livingroom crate 3.98%
livingroom shelves 1.87%
livingroom sidetable 1.87%
office shelves 1.87%
poststorage crate 3.98%
poststorage metal_shelves 3.98%
storageunit crate 3.98%
storageunit crate 6.29%
toolstore counter 6.29%
toolstore shelves 6.29%
Type Container Effective chance
Electrician Glove Box 6.29%
Electrician Trunk 6.29%
Postal Trunk 2.81%


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Source: ProjectZomboid\media\scripts\items_literature.txt

Retrieved: Build 41.78.16
item ElectronicsMag4
        DisplayCategory = SkillBook,
        Weight	=	0.1,
        Type	=	Literature,
        DisplayName	=	How to Use Generators,
        Icon	=	MagazineElectronics02,
        TeachedRecipes  =   Generator,
        ReplaceOnUse    =   ElectronicsMag4,
        StaticModel = Magazine,
        WorldStaticModel = MagazineElec4Ground,

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