Scanner upgrades increase the distance that the player receives information about the targeted ship. This information includes items such as Cargo, Ship Health Stats, Weapon Omicron, etc. The Scanner Upgrades appear to have a large variance in stats possible, which can allow for several different versions of the mod of the same rarity tier while having little chance to stack. This does mean that the Scanners can fill up a player's inventory slot capacity faster than most other system upgrades.
The Scanner Upgrade only has two adjustable stats, being the Range, and the Power Draw. Inclusively, the Scanner Upgrades also have the option to be permanently installed. If this were to be done, the range bonus given to permanent installation is the same as the range bonus given my the temporary installation, making permanent installation just as effective as installing a second upgrade with the same stats. The power consumption of the upgrades is also about 5.5 MW per percentage.
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