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Redstone Repeater
Redstone Repeater.pngRedstone Repeater with delay 2.pngRedstone Repeater with delay 3.pngRedstone Repeater with delay 4.png
Active Redstone Repeater.pngActive Redstone Repeater with delay 2.pngActive Redstone Repeater with delay 3.pngActive Redstone Repeater with delay 4.png
Locked Redstone Repeater.pngLocked Redstone Repeater with delay 2.pngLocked Redstone Repeater with delay 3.pngLocked Redstone Repeater with delay 4.png
Active Locked Redstone Repeater.pngActive Locked Redstone Repeater with delay 2.pngActive Locked Redstone Repeater with delay 3.pngActive Locked Redstone Repeater with delay 4.png




Blast resistance



Any tool




Yes (64)



Catches fire from lava


Data values

See § Data values

Namespaced ID

See § Data values

A redstone repeater is a block used in redstone circuits to "repeat" redstone signals back to full strength, delay signals, prevent signals moving backwards, or to "lock" signals in one state.

Natural generation[edit]

A redstone repeater generated in the jungle temple's hidden room.

A single redstone repeater is generated naturally in each jungle temple.


A redstone repeater can be obtained by crafting, by looting jungle temples, or by breaking a previously-placed repeater.


A redstone repeater can be broken instantly using any tool, or without a tool, and drops itself as an item. To remove a redstone repeater, mine it.

A redstone repeater is removed and drops itself as an item if:

  • its attachment block is moved, removed, or destroyed
  • water or lava flows into its space‌[Java Edition only]
  • a piston tries to push it or moves a block into its space


Name Ingredients Crafting recipe Description
Redstone Repeater Redstone Torch +
Redstone Dust +

Redstone Repeater Redstone Torch +
Redstone Dust +
Any Stone

[Legacy Console Edition only]


A redstone repeater can be used in four different ways: to "repeat" redstone signals back to full strength, delay signals, prevent signals moving backwards, or to "lock" signals in one state.

A repeater can be placed only on top of opaque blocks (dirt, stone, etc.), on top of upside-down slabs, upside-down stairs, furnaces, and most jobsite blocks. In Bedrock edition, a repeater can also be placed on fences and stone walls. They can also be placed on some transparent blocks. See Opacity/Placement for more information. To place a repeater, use the Place Block control.

A redstone repeater has a front and back – the arrow on the top points to the repeater's front. A repeater also has two small redstone torches on its top – the color of the torches indicates whether its output is on (dark red when off, bright red when on) and the distance between them indicates the delay the repeater adds to the signal transmission.

A repeater is 0.125 (18) blocks high.

Signal transmission[edit]

A repeater transmits signals only from its back to its front, but its behavior can be modified from the side (see signal locking, below).

Different ways to power a repeater

A redstone repeater can be powered by any of the following components at its back:

A redstone repeater can power any of the following components at its front:

  • redstone dust
  • a redstone comparator or another redstone repeater facing away from the repeater
  • any opaque block (including any opaque mechanism components)

A redstone repeater can activate any mechanism component it is facing.

An opaque block powered by a redstone repeater is called "strongly-powered" (as opposed to an opaque block "weakly-powered" by redstone dust). A strongly-powered opaque block can power adjacent redstone dust, as well as other redstone components.

Signal repeating[edit]

A redstone repeater can "repeat" a redstone signal, boosting it back up to power level 15.

Redstone signals have a maximum power level of 15 and that level drops by 1 for every block of redstone dust the signal travels through. If a signal must travel through more than 15 blocks of redstone dust, a redstone repeater can be used to boost the signal back up to full strength. An extra two blocks of distance can be achieved by placing solid opaque blocks before and after the repeater.

While redstone repeaters can allow signals to travel great distances, each always adds some delay to the transmission since the minimum amount of delay is 1 redstone tick (0.1 seconds, barring lag).

Signal delay[edit]

When initially placed, a redstone repeater has a delay of 1 redstone tick (equivalent to 2 game ticks, or 0.1 seconds barring lag).

A repeater's delay can be modified by using the Use Item control. Each use increases the repeater's delay by 1 redstone tick, to a maximum of 4 redstone ticks, then back to 1 redstone tick. Longer delays can be made with multiple repeaters – for example, a repeater set to '4' and another to '1' provides a half-second delay (0.4s + 0.1s = 0.5s).

A repeater set to a delay of 2 to 4 redstone ticks increases the length of any shorter on-pulse to match the length of the repeater's delay, and suppress any shorter off-pulse. For example, a repeater set to a 4-tick delay changes a 1-tick, 2-tick, or 3-tick on-pulse into a 4-tick on-pulse, and does not allow through any off-pulse shorter than 4 ticks.

Although a repeater cannot be set to have a delay of zero, instant repeater circuits are possible (circuits that repeat a signal with no delay).

Signal direction[edit]

A redstone repeater acts as a "diode" – it allows redstone signals through in one direction (unlike redstone dust or opaque blocks that can transmit redstone signals in any direction).

A diode can be used to protect a redstone circuit from redstone signals feeding back into the circuit from its output, or can be used to isolate one part of a circuit from another.

Signal locking[edit]

The left repeater has been locked in an unpowered output state by the right repeater.
Locked Redstone Repeater.pngActive Locked Redstone Repeater.png

A redstone repeater can be "locked" by another powered redstone repeater facing its side. When locked, the repeater does not change its output (whether powered or unpowered), no matter what the input does. When the side repeater turns back off, the repeater returns to its normal behavior.

A repeater can also be locked by a powered redstone comparator facing its side. This offers additional possibilities for locking signals because a comparator's output can be affected from 3 sides as well as by containers.

While a repeater is locked, the small movable redstone torch on top changes into a bedrock bar, indicating its locked status. This occurs when it is locked by a repeater, but not by a comparator unless it is in subtract mode.‌[Legacy Console Edition only]

If a repeater is locked again too quickly after unlocking (e.g. the lock is controlled by a fast clock circuit), or the lock and the input are changed only on the same tick (e.g. because they're fed by the same clock and both repeaters have the same delay), the repeater does not switch states.

Data values[edit]


Java Edition:

Redstone Repeater Namespaced ID
Redstone Repeater repeater

Bedrock Edition:

Redstone Repeater Namespaced ID Numeric ID
Block (inactive) unpowered_repeater 93
Block (active) powered_repeater 94
Item repeater 356

Block data[edit]

In Bedrock Edition, a redstone repeater's block data specifies its orientation and delay.

Bits Values
A two-bit field storing a value from 0 to 3 specifying the direction the redstone repeater is facing:
  • 0: Facing north.
  • 1: Facing east.
  • 2: Facing south.
  • 3: Facing west.
A two-bit field storing a value from 0 to 3 specifying the redstone repeater's delay:
  • 0: Delay of 1 redstone tick.
  • 1: Delay of 2 redstone tick.
  • 2: Delay of 3 redstone tick.
  • 3: Delay of 4 redstone tick.

Effectively, add the repeater's facing value (0 to 3) to 4×(delay-1). For example, a repeater facing west with a delay of 3 redstone ticks would have a block data value of 3 + 4×(3-1) = 11.

Block states[edit]

Java Edition:

Name Default value Allowed values Description
The redstone repeater's delay in redstone ticks.
The direction from the output side to the input side of a repeater.
The opposite from the direction the player faces while placing the repeater.
True if the repeater is currently locked.
If the redstone repeater is lit.



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Java Edition Beta
1.3Redstone Repeater Revision 1.pngActive Redstone Repeater Revision 1.png Added redstone repeaters. Originally the four possible settings were "1, 2, 5 and 7",[1] but this was changed to "1, 2, 3, and 4".[2]
Java Edition
1.3.112w22aRedstone repeaters naturally generate inside jungle temples.
1.4.212w42aAdded repeater locking.
Redstone Repeater Revision 2.pngActive Redstone Repeater Revision 2.png Changed repeater texture.
1.7.213w37aThe item forms of block IDs 93 (unlit repeater) and 94 (lit repeater) were removed from the game. They can no longer exist in inventories, only as blocks in the world.
1.8?Repeaters no longer produce block light when powered.
1.1317w47aAll 3 IDs for the redstone repeater got merged into 1 ID: repeater.
Added powered block state.
Repeaters now render the underside.
Prior to The Flattening, these blocks' numeral IDs were 93 and 94, and the item's 356.
Pocket Edition Alpha
0.14.0build 1Added redstone repeaters.
Legacy Console Edition
TU1CU11.0Patch 1Added redstone repeaters.
TU19CU71.12Added repeater locking.
New Nintendo 3DS Edition
0.1.0Added Redstone Repeaters and repeater locking.


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  • Repeaters have no bottom texture; they appear transparent when viewed from below.‌[Bedrock Edition only]