This part is a legacy part! It may predate similar or equivalent vanilla parts or use tricks to facilitate later functions by different means. It won't be further developed or supported but may be kept compatible.
The Bio Convergent Lightning Emitter was introduced in 0.5.3 RC5. Among others it had been planned for a whole new faction. And was released along side those.
As it was released one year before the introduction of vanilla Ion Beam Prism its mechanic is not the same!
The Bio Convergent Beam Emitter is a convergent weapon. It fires convergent beams.
Build it on the outside of the ship with a direct line of sight (LOS) to the Bio Convergent Loader. The loader is required to power it. Use Teleconnect Force to connect it to the ship. the distance to on either side to the loaders must be [+-5,5], [+-12,5], [+-24,8], [+-48,8]. In blueprint mode you can see whether it's connected or not by the disconnect indicator as well as whether it's buffed or not. Move around within the valid area for desired placement arrangement.
Abh 0.7.2.7 minor half code "upgrade" which replaced the original remote proxy based ammo consumption to a fake active system. This was done to get rid of the game's unreliable multi storage system which ignored all attached proxy storages except the first one. It's expected to be more reliable but could result in slightly different behavior or even break the system.