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how could a glove be made into a faraday cage? Answered

would wrapping foil/wire mesh around it work? and would it be effective(and by effective i mean the wearer doesnt get zapped)?


A Faraday Glove would ENSURE that you get ZAPPED if working with High Voltage. I have never heard of a Faraday device being used for anything but RF shielding ie: Blocking incoming or outgoing RF transmissions. It MIGHT protect your hands while working around microwave antenna, but not high voltage. If you were wearing a Wire Mesh glove and made contact with a high voltage source, the mesh would probably light up like the element in an incandescent light bulb WHILE you were being ELECTROCUTED. Please don't try that.

Would it be effective
Possibly, how high of a voltage/current are you exposing the glove to?

Also, I recommend grounding the glove if you do choose to try this.

Hmmm, I hadn't heard of a faraday cage used like that. I thought the purpose was to block electromagnetic radiation like radio waves and whatnot. Wouldn't you want an insulated glove for protection? A faraday glove might protect you from high voltage, low current, IF it were grounded. But high current would turn it into a toaster, and it would short-circuit whatever you touched, wouldn't it?

"In 1836 Michael Faraday observed that the charge on a charged conductor resided only on its exterior and had no influence on anything enclosed within it. To demonstrate this fact he built a room coated with metal foil and allowed high-voltage discharges from an electrostatic generator to strike the outside of the room. He used an electroscope to show that there was no electric charge present on the inside of the room's walls." sounds like it could be used this way. and i remember something on the discovery channel about workers who repaired electrical lines, they had conductive thread or something like that in their suit for the same purpose.

If you build it right you shouldn't need protection. If you think you need a protective glove: don't do it. I know there are a lot of comments, but have a look over some of them for something that might answer your question. L