A fifth-degree power droid, the EG-6 was 1.1 meters tall. Outfitted with low artificial intelligence, EG-6's only function was to provide energy to diverse machinery, starships, and other vehicles. Most of the EG-6's interior was filled out by its fusion generators. Its hull was heavily armored, and the droid was designed to survive extreme temperatures or radiation.
There were two heavy power plug-in sockets on the right side of the EG-6's body and a standard power plug-in socket on the lower half of its front. There was also a light power plug-in socket in the face-like unit on the upper half of its front side, which also contained a system diagnostic package and visual sensors as well as an acoustic signaler. The droid was able to speak droid and computer languages only.
The system diagnostic package included a spectrometer and infrared, sonar, and X-ray scanners and was used for equipment checks. Although rarely used, the EG-6 had a manipulator arm that was hidden under a small panel on its lower front side.
Behind the scenesEdit
The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia states that the power droid that C-3PO and R2-D2 found in the Jawa sandcrawler in A New Hope was an EG-6. However, this droid emits the "gonk" sound, which is a feature of the GNK power droid.
A different version of the EG-6 can be seen in The Phantom Menace, and it was often mistaken for the GNK power droid.
- Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace
- Star Wars: Battlefront II
- When the Desert Wind Turns: The Stormtrooper's Tale
- Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope (First appearance)
- Star Wars Missions 9: Revolt of the Battle Droids
- Rebellion 4: My Brother, My Enemy, Part 4
- Star Wars Galaxies
- Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back
- Galaxy Guide 1: A New Hope
- Galaxy Guide 7: Mos Eisley
- Star Wars Technical Journal of the Planet Tatooine
- The Movie Trilogy Sourcebook
- Star Wars Technical Journal
- Star Wars Customizable Card Game – Premiere Limited (Card: EG-6)
- Cynabar's Fantastic Technology: Droids
- Star Wars: The Action Figure Archive
- The Essential Guide to Droids
- C-3PO: Tales of the Golden Droid
- The Official Star Wars Fact File 12 (POW1–2, Power Droid)
- The Official Star Wars Fact File 76 (POW3-4, EG-6 Power Droid)
- Star Wars Trading Card Game - A New Hope (TCG) (Card: )
- Inside the Worlds of Star Wars Trilogy
- Star Wars Galaxies: An Empire Divided Quick Reference Guide
- Star Wars: Complete Locations
- The New Essential Guide to Droids
- Threats of the Galaxy
- Star Wars Galaxies Trading Card Game – Squadrons Over Corellia (Card: EG-6 Power Droid)
- The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia (As "EG-6")
Notes and referencesEdit
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Star Wars Character Encyclopedia
- ↑ Cynabar's Fantastic Technology: Droids specifies that power droids are fifth-degree droids.
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 The New Essential Guide to Droids
- ↑ Cynabar's Fantastic Technology: Droids
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 The Essential Guide to Droids
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 Visual Guide Chapter 8