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  • Protecting Your Electronics From EMP and Solar Storms

    Fair point but, the reason lighting can ground through your car is because it can overcome the resistance the tire present (by ionizing the air and traveling around the tire). More to the point, Static-bags and farady cages operate on two different levels. It's all about conservation of energy: any EMF you absorb has to go somewhere. static bags slowly dissipate any charge that's on the through the air (due to the specially design polymers) and metalized-bags will discharge the moment they touch something that is grounded. But, when it come to large scale EMPs, those static-bags are worthless because of high internal resistance even if they could absorb the energy they'd burn-up (metalized-film may be more conductive than rubber but, de-ionized water is more conductive than rubber). far...see more »Fair point but, the reason lighting can ground through your car is because it can overcome the resistance the tire present (by ionizing the air and traveling around the tire). More to the point, Static-bags and farady cages operate on two different levels. It's all about conservation of energy: any EMF you absorb has to go somewhere. static bags slowly dissipate any charge that's on the through the air (due to the specially design polymers) and metalized-bags will discharge the moment they touch something that is grounded. But, when it come to large scale EMPs, those static-bags are worthless because of high internal resistance even if they could absorb the energy they'd burn-up (metalized-film may be more conductive than rubber but, de-ionized water is more conductive than rubber). faraday cages on the other hand can handle a lot more juice but, unless you have a much bigger budget for parts, any cage you build can still be bypassed if the field is too powerfull. If you want you stuff kept safe from CMEs nukes, etc: Build. A. Bunker. (steel walls inside a concrete shell and beneath at least 70cm soil). Just sayin'

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