Stardew Valley: Guide To Battery Packs (2023)

By Hayley Mullen


Obtaining a Battery Pack and using it properly is an important aspect of Stardew Valley, and here are helpful tips to get you started.

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  • How To Obtain Battery Packs
  • Who Should You Gift Battery Packs To?
  • How To Use Battery Packs For Crafting
  • Quests That Require Battery Packs
  • Bundles Involving Battery Packs
  • Other Uses For Battery Packs

The world runs on energy. It's how planet Earth and everyone on it lives their lives, and though it may have magic, monsters, and Dinosaur Eggs, everyone's favorite farming game Stardew Valley can be surprisingly down to earth. Just take the Battery Pack item, for instance.

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This handy item is necessary for the crafting of several electronic/machine-related items, including the Crystalarium, Lamp-Posts, and Mini-Jukebox, to name a few. It's also required in several important quests in the game, so it's very important to know how to get a good, steady supply of them. Let's dive right in and see what Battery Packs are all about.

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Updated March 9, 2023 by Rebecca Phillips: Battery Packs are an indispensable item in Stardew Valley thanks to their varied uses in recipes and quests. For that reason, we've updated this guide to make the information as easy as possible for you to find. Here, you'll find every way to obtain Battery Packs as well as all the item's uses in the game.

How To Obtain Battery Packs

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As of Stardew Valley's 1.5 update, there are two main ways you can obtain a Battery Pack, though the first way is the most accessible in the early game.


How To Obtain

How To Use

Lightning Rod

The Lightning Rod crafting recipe is obtained at level 6 Foraging. To make it, you need:

  • 1 Iron Bar
  • 1 Refined Quartz
  • 5 Bat Wings

Alternatively, you can also obtain a Lightning Rod as the reward for completing the 10,000 g Bundle in the Vault.

This device draws lightning during a stormy day and converts it into a Battery Pack. The more Lightning Rods you have on your farm, the more chances you'll have of intercepting lightning strikes. The placement doesn't matter, so you can group them all together.

Solar Panel

Solar Panels are obtainable by completing Caroline's quest on the Special Order board. Shipping 100 Pineapples, Taro Roots, or Ginger will fulfill her quest requirements. She'll give you the Solar Panel crafting recipe, which requires:

  • 10 Refined Quartz
  • 5 Iron Bars
  • 5 Gold Bars

The Solar Panel will produce one Battery Pack for every seven sunny days it's placed outside.

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If you're using Lightning Rods to collect Battery Packs, the Rain Totem can only make the next day rainy, unless it is used on a day that is currently stormy. That will cause the next day to be stormy as well, increasing your Battery Pack haul.

Other ways Battery Packs can be obtained included:

  • Five chance of being dropped after slaying an Iridium Bat.
  • Randomly sold by the Traveling Cart for 1,500-2,500g.
  • Rare drop from breaking boxes/crates in the Skull Cavern.
  • Possible gift from Pam and Kent in the mail (chance increases as their friendship level increases).
  • Rewarded for completing the Children's Bundle.

Who Should You Gift Battery Packs To?

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Like most other items, the Battery Pack can be given as a gift to other characters, but there's only one character who loves receiving the item: Maru. This makes sense (along with her love of Gold and Iridium Bars) due to her gadget-building and love of technology.

Every other character in the game Dislikes the Battery Pack, meaning it's usually best to keep them for yourself instead of giving a disappointing gift.

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How To Use Battery Packs For Crafting

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The Battery Pack is vital for building up an efficient and profitable farm because of the many crafting recipes it is needed for.




Iridium Sprinkler

Unlocks at Farming level 9 and requires:

  • 1 Battery Park
  • 1 Gold Bar
  • 1 Iridium Bar

Maximize your crop production by watering 24 adjacent tiles instead of 8


Unlocks at Mining level 9 and requires:

  • 1 Battery Park
  • 99 Stone
  • 5 Gold Bars
  • 2 Iridium Bars

Crystalariums replicate whatever gem is put inside them after a certain period of in-game time. Diamonds are the most profitable to copy, while replicating Quartz will give you a steady influx of Refined Quartz resources

Slime Egg-Press

Unlocks after reaching Combat level 6 and requires:

  • 1 Battery Pack
  • 25 Coal
  • 1 Fire Quartz

By putting 100 Slime pieces into the Slime Egg-Press, it will produce a randomly-colored Slime Egg after 21 hours in-game. The odds for stronger slime colors are rarer, but not impossible.

Wood Lamp-Post

Purchasable at Robin's Carpenter Shop for 500g and requires:

  • 1 Battery Pack
  • 50 Wood

A light source that can be placed in your farmhouse or shed.

Iron Lamp-Post

Purchasable at Robin's Carpenter Shop for 1,000g and requires:

  • 1 Battery Pack
  • 1 Iron Bar

The same as the Wood Lamp-Post, but made of iron.


Reach five hearts with Gus and leave the farmhouse between 6-11:30am (on a non-rainy day) to trigger a cutscene where Gus gives you the Mini-Jukebox crating recipe. It requires:

  • 1 Battery Pack
  • 2 Iron Bars

This handy device acts just like the Saloon's Jukebox, but can be placed anywhere on the farm to provide you with your most favorite Stardew Valley tunes! It won't work in the rain, however.

Farm Computer

You'll be given the recipe by Demetrius after completing his Special Order, which involves catching ten fish of a random kind. The recipe requires:

  • 1 Battery Pack
  • 1 Dwarf Gadget
  • 10 Refined Quartz

Offers you valuable information about your farm, such as amount of Hay, Forageable items, machines finished working, and even which crops are ready to be harvested.

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Quests That Require Battery Packs

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The Battery Pack is used in several quests, including ones that unlock major content in the game.

Quest Name



The Mysterious Qi

The Battery Pack is the one item required to begin this questline by putting the Battery Pack in the lockbox of the bus stop tunnel.

This eventually leads to unlocking the Casino in Desert Oasis.

Willy's Boat

This event will occur after you finish the Community Center of JojaMart. Willy sends you a letter to see his old boat, which he asks you to fix. It requires:

  • 5 Battery Packs
  • 5 Iridium Bars
  • 200 Hardwood

Once the boat is fixed, you can sail it to the Fern Islands for 1,000g.

Pam Needs Juice

This quest will come in the mail on Fall 19th of Year 2, with Pam requesting a Battery Pack for her dead TV remote.

You'll receive 400 g and 1 Friendship Heart for your efforts.

Bundles Involving Battery Packs

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There are certain Advanced Game Options, such as the ability to 'Remix' the Community Center Bundles. This involves a mix of Permanent and Random bundles. One of the Random bundles is the Engineer's Bundle, which requires:

  • 1 Battery Pack
  • 1 Iridium Ore
  • 5 Refined Quartz

If you complete the Children's Bundle in the Community Center, you'll be rewarded with three battery packs. Completing the bundle requires snagging:

  • 10 Salmonberry
  • 1 Ancient Doll
  • 1 Ice Cream
  • 1 Cookie

Other Uses For Battery Packs

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  • Battery packs can be sold to Robin at the Carpenter's Shop for 500 gold.
  • Feeding a battery pack into the spool of the sewing machine with a piece of cloth will produce a shirt that's the same color as the battery pack itself.

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