|Source Mod||Thermal Expansion|
The MJ Reader is a Thermal Expansion tool that allows you to read network saturation, conduit averages, and the energy requested by a machine. The MJ Reader will display the energy-related information in terms of Minecraft Joules.
To read network saturation (how full the buffer is on a line of conduits) simply use the MJ Reader on a conduit that is not an output.
To read the average output of an output conduit, simply use the MJ Reader on an output conduit. This will start the monitoring process, you can then use it again to get the average (Doing so before 20 ticks will not skew results, and will tell you how many ticks were averaged).
This will work on any machine that accepts Buildcraft power (and implemented the proper API's). It will return the amount of power the machine is requesting at the EXACT tick that you use it. Note: This may be hard to understand as many machines (such as Quarries) which request many different amounts depending on what they are doing.