Weekend Gedankenexperiment - The Kill Switch

Lamar Owen lowen at pari.edu
Mon Feb 7 10:31:20 CST 2011


On Saturday, February 05, 2011 11:29:44 pm Fred Baker wrote:
> To survive an EMP, electronics needs some fancy circuitry. I've never worked with a bit of equipment that had it. It would therefore have to have been through path redundancy.

Surviving EMP is similar to surviving several (dozen) direct lightning strikes, and requires the same sort of protection, both in terms of shielding and in terms of filtering, as well as the methods used for connections, etc.  There is plenty of documentation out there on how to do this, even with commercial stuff, if you look.

The biggest issue in EMP is power, however, since the grid in the affected area will likely be down.




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