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Jack_Crusher
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I have been pondering the question, what powers Data? He, himself has said that "I can perform over 63 trillion operations per second." (Measure of a Man), and he also uses a positronic nueral net, so, he has to use alot of power. So, what exactly does power Data? A small cold-fusion generator? Some kind of wierd type of battery? A matter-antimatter generator (STVOY: False Profits)? A micro-fusion reactor (STVOY: One)?

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Siegfried
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Four AAA batteries and a hamster running on a wheel.

Nah, actually, it's never been mentioned before. We've never seen him plug into the ship's power grid (like the Borg do during their regeneration cycle). He has a mechanism resembling a digestive system since he can eat and drink (Generations among others, but I recall one of the episodes saying his digestive system is used mainly for replenishing his bio components), but that's not his means of adding fuel. He doesn't do it often enough enough. He has a circulatory system, but I think it only transports his biological components throughout his body (TNG's "Naked Now").

I doubt that Data's powered by anything that requires antimatter. The way he's joustled around and shot and stuff would be enough to damage the tiny containment pod. I think it's some kind of small fusion generator or highly efficient and long-lasting battery. He does have that on/off switch that can instantly cut his power supply off.

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Harry
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Possibly some high-efficiency sarium krellide (or whatever these things are called) batteries.
The could be reloaded using some Seiko Kinetic system connected to his limbs.

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Nim
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In that episode where he lost his memory in a medieval village, he got a big steel rod through his midsection. That shut him down good. But they resurrected him without problems later on, on the Enterprise.

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Lee
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I was just thinking about that one. The fuel cells or whatever he was transporting when he crashed poisoned the village, yet obviously he didn't suffer any containment breach of whatever his power system is. . .

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Mikey T
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I think that Data has backups built into him. Maybe he does have rechargable batteries for all we know. Maybe his bed in his quarters is like a Borg alcove and plugs him to the EPS power grid when he's off-duty.
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"I don't need to rest. My powercells continually recharge themselves."

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Anybody care to speculate how Data violates the Second Law of Thermodynamics?

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Onboard ship that shouldn't be a problem - maybe his bridge chair is really a "docking cradle" allowing him to sync with the ships computer and recharge.

Just be sure to switch it to "human" before you sit down.

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Powerade.

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Mikey T
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This is a thread about Data, not Riker.

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Life-Sized Android: $20,000 (batteries not included).

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"I don't need to rest. My powercells continually recharge themselves."

So, in other words, Data has some sort of alternator...?


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I think it's pretty apparent that Data feeds upon the blood of small and helpless children. I mean the E-D had plenty, and they were always around. I heard that Sarjenka (Pen Pals) lasted him til halfway through season 3...

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Harry
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quote:
"I don't need to rest. My powercells continually recharge themselves."

Could be some 24th century Seiko Kinetic thingamabobs in his limbs...

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