Wire/Pipe transportation distances


What is the maximum distance for transportation for:

A. Energy through wires?
1. Is there an powerless over distance?
2. Is chunk loading affecting the

B. Items through pipes?
1. Is speed of transportation affected by distance?
2. Can repeater stations be used to extend? Or is this just an enforceable rule to minimize lag?
3. Does distance affect the chance of lost items or is it guaranteed delivery to maximum distance?



I say we just add a optional armored cargo door or somthing along the lines of what the venators had for there ships and if a connector block could be added to dock ships inside larger ships.