We have some more guides about problems with settlements:
How to turn on the lights and TV
- Build a generator. You can choose between small, medium and large generators, depending on amount of crafting ingredients that you have. Powering up a house only uses up 1 power regardless of how many lights / TV you have in the house.
- Connect Generator to switch. To connect the power lines, press SPACE on the keyboard (Y (XboxOne) / Triangle (PS4))
- Attach Switch to wall outside
- House becomes powered up – lights are on, TV. etc..
Possible problemsIf you have a big house, it will be harder for power to reach from one side of the house to the other. Only the lights that are closest to the generator will work, because each point in the electrical network provides power in a radius around it.
If you want to properly do it, put either small conduits or power pylons along the top of the building or across the side, whichever is more aesthetically pleasing to you.We would like to thank illage2 , Vancocillin, TheronNett, and The_Redditective for solutions.
Use large power pylons as your main tool for getting power from your generator over long distances. They can connect wires over the longest distance between A and B. Small power pylons are the same with a medium wire reach. Stick these between buildings (or on top if you prefer them over conduits for powering your building, for aesthetic reasons) and connect your conduits to them.