OK, confirmed bug on the Range Finder - it wasn't deducting any energy at all! Fixed in the next version (due out soon...)
Apologies to you phkb, I think that I haven't explained myself properly.
What I was saying is that previously with the range finder running in the background, if I then activated the ore processor or bulk cargo processor (which should drain energy when in use) was not previously happening.
Since the update the the ore processor and bulk cargo processor now drain energy at the correct rate but the range finder now seems to drain energy at an rapid rate, with nothing else running but the range finder my energy banks are spent after approx 40 seconds.
I am wondering if there is maybe an issue with my save file as I don't seem to be receiving the option to buy a naval energy grid when at a tech level 15 system (I had one on my previous ship), nor do I get the option to remove / buy QTHI energy generator equipment (oxp is installed and I have High Tech Light Auxiliary Energy Generator fitted - ohh - just checked on my equipment list (f5) and noticed that this item appears as Uninstall High Tech Light Auxiliary Energy Generator.
Darn - that aint right at all
Can anyone tell me if my save is correctable / recoverable?