The powder charge is a crude improvised explosive consisting of a sealed tin can packed with gunpowder, with a sensor module duct-taped to the side.
This weapon can be crafted by the player.
duct tape (1)
sensor module (1)
tin can (1)
Powder charge (1)
¹ Craftable without a workbench via a dialogue option with Veronica, or with ED-E once the add-on Lonesome Road is installed.
² Only 1 dynamite required when the player has the Hand Loader perk with the Gun Runners' Arsenal add-on installed.
- Active powder charges can be found on the ground around Powder Ganger camps to the north, east and west of the NCR Correctional Facility, and around the perimeter fence of the facility itself. These charges may be disarmed and taken by the player.
- May be sold by Cliff Briscoe, Carter, Blake (Fallout: New Vegas), and Lacey.
- Despite requiring dynamite, the weapon is not affected by the Cowboy perk.
- It is implied through dialogue with Decanus Severus that only the gunpowder within the dynamite is used, not the dynamite itself.
- These charges are much smaller than other proximity mines and can go unnoticed by the player until they explode.
- The powder charge variant added by the Gun Runners' Arsenal is the only craftable explosive that you will not need the Mad Bomber perk to be able to craft, but instead the player is required to have the Hand Loader perk.
- It weighs half as much as the tin can used to make it.