Electric Detonator
Electric Detonator
ID 147
General Attributes:
Is Stackable Yes (40)
Is Flammable Yes
Explosive Power 10
Is Fluid Blocker No
Tool-related Attributes:
Digging Method Hack mini
Digging Resilience 1

Description (From Recipaedia)

A detonator contains a small amount of sensitive explosion and is used to initiate larger, less sensitive explosives, such as gunpowder kegs. Because it is very sensitive, it will explode when hit by a hard object, or when an electric current flows through it. Can be used to electrically initiate explosives, with instant explosion. Can be placed on any vertical or horizontal surface.


To craft the detonator, use 4 copper ingots and one gunpowder. You get 10 detonators.

Electric Detonator craft


  • This detonator has a small explosion, destroying just the blocks with very low explosion resilience around itself. This ability may be useful when making adventure maps.
  • They can be lit with a match, like the other explosives, however, electric detonators explode faster than gunpowder kegs when lit by hand.
  • A detonator will be set off by another explosion if it is within the blast radius. So, one detonator can set off others if they are close enough.
  • Any kind of throwable item or projectiles may ignite the detonator.