An energy binder (more commonly known as a power coupling) is a device that couples two or more podracer engines/turbines via electrical beam. Many of the racing machines used for pod races combined multiple large engines with energy binders. Energy binders prevented engine systems from naturally straying from other engines in the system, which could lead to catastrophic accidents. A notable incident of energy binder failure was during the Boonta Eve Classic podrace, when Ben Quadinaros' binders failed, sending his engines flying in multiple directions.
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