Weighted Pressure Plate
A weighted pressure plate is a block similar in function to regular pressure plates, except only items can activate them, and the number of items on the plate determines the strength of the redstone signal emitted. The weighted pressure plate comes in 2 variants, a light version (gold) and a heavy version (iron).
The light version emits a stronger redstone current for every 4 blocks thrown upon it. It reaches maximum signal when it has 57 items (7 items short of a full stack) upon it.
The heavy version emits a stronger redstone current for every item stack thrown upon it. It reaches maximum signal when it has 598 items (9 full stacks + 22 items) upon it.
The following table will show how many items should be on pressure plate to output a signal of certain strength:
|Gold plate||Iron plate
|Iron plate (stacks)|
|1||1–4||1–42||1 block–42 blocks|
|2||5–8||43–85||43 blocks–1 stack 21 blocks|
|3||9–12||86–128||1 stack 22 blocks–2 stacks|
|4||13–16||129–170||2 stacks 1 block–2 stacks 42 blocks|
|5||17–20||171–213||2 stacks 43 blocks–3 stacks 21 blocks|
|6||21–24||214–256||3 stacks 22 blocks–4 stacks|
|7||25–28||257–298||4 stacks 1 block–4 stacks 42 blocks|
|8||29–32||299–341||4 stacks 43 blocks–5 stacks 21 blocks|
|9||33–36||342–384||5 stacks 22 blocks–6 stacks|
|10||37–40||385–426||6 stacks 1 block–6 stacks 42 blocks|
|11||41–44||427–469||6 stacks 43 blocks–7 stacks 21 blocks|
|12||45–48||470–512||7 stacks 22 blocks–8 stacks|
|13||49–52||513–554||8 stacks 1 block–8 stacks 42 blocks|
|14||53–56||555–597||8 stacks 43 blocks–9 stacks 21 blocks|
|15||57+||598+||9 stacks 22 blocks+|
|Ingredients||Input » Output|
|1.5||13w01a||Added weighted pressure plates.|
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- The pressure plates have the texture of iron and gold blocks. This is most noticeable with the 4 stripes on the iron pressure plate.
- They are also able to be put on fences and can be used as a fake gold/iron block.
- The density of gold is nearly two and a half times that of iron, yet it is used to craft the Light Weighted Pressure Plate. However "Light" does not refer to the weight of the plate itself, but how much additional weight is required to get the maximum current.
- Wooden Pressure Plates are triggered by a single item, effectively making them Very Light Weighted Pressure Plates. However, they are also triggered by mobs and arrows, unlike actual weighted pressure plates.