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A cross-section of DS9's central core, the fusion reactors at the lower part of the core

A fusion reactor or fusion power plant was a power generation device, which used nuclear fusion to generate energetic plasma for various uses.

In the 22nd century, the Delphic Expanse spheres were powered by seven fusion reactors, each being almost twelve kilometers in length. (ENT: "Anomaly")

The impulse drive of Federation starships was generated by fusion reactors, part of the fusion reaction subsystem. Aboard the Galaxy-class starships, the primary systems were located on decks 23 and 24. (TNG: "Contagion", display graphic)

The fusion reactor in the Uxbridge's house on Delta Rana IV would last for five more years in 2366 before it would run out of energy. (TNG: "The Survivors")

In 2367, each of the Argus Array's antennae was powered by its own fusion reactor, controlled by a single computer. In all, there were eighteen reactors aboard the telescope. (TNG: "The Nth Degree")

The Cardassian-built Deep Space 9 utilized fusion reactors. Those reactors featured carbon reaction chambers and laser fusion initiators to generate power; the system was described as "bloody inefficient" by Miles O'Brien in 2369. Cardassian operational guidelines allowed operating efficiency to fall as much as 20% below normal. To boost efficiency, O'Brien increased the deuterium flow to the carbon reaction chamber, while Anara monitored the exhaust plasma temperature. The Cardassian computer did not accept this prodecure and shut down reactor two due to a potential overload of the reaction chambers. (DS9: "The Forsaken")

In late 2369, Chief O'Brien came late for repairs in the security office because another fusion reactor went down. (DS9: "In the Hands of the Prophets")

The self-destruct sequence of DS9 involved the computer ordering the station's main fusion reactor to disengage the reaction stabilizers, causing the reactor to overload, and the station to destroy itself. This could be prevented by manually disengaging the laser fusion initiators in the reactor room or a control junction on level 34. (DS9: "Civil Defense")

In 2372, the USS Voyager nearly drained its fusion reactors while attempting to land safely amidst a massive electrical storm, produced by the Sky Spirits. (VOY: "Tattoo")

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