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All You Need To Know About Protection From EMP

EMP or Electromagnetic Pulse is an extreme burst of energy that comes after detonation from a nuclear bomb. Many people do not know the risks EMP can do to their devices. It may be true that a nuclear attack would be unlikely to happen but there are still many causes of EMP interference that can damage devices. EMP has various sources including from lightning, electrostatic discharge, meteor EMP, coronal mass ejection, power line surge and from nuclear and non-nuclear EMP. In modern times, war analysts have now that any foreign belligerent attacking the US would likely target power lines and electronics first as a means of initial attack. A single nuclear warhead that is detonated at high altitude would likely fry any electronic devices in a hundred mile radius. Any electronic devices that is within the area of effect would be damaged or disabled due the erratic fluctuation of electric current. The United States being at war with another near pear rival is highly unlikely as of the moment but there is no telling what would happen right now since a lot of militaries have already developed ways to weaponize EMP.

Any EMP attack would disrupt vital systems across the US including airports, railways, communication, the electrical grid, vital medical facilities, stop lights, sewage and many industrial facilities. A commission set up by congress, The Graham Commision, was made in order to research and to know the extent of protection the country is subject to from these kinds of attacks. The commission had recommended that all vital electronic services should be safely protected and stored in EMP protected installations in order to remain functional if ever an nuclear and EMP attack does happen. They found out that there would be immediate and complete breakdown of the existing infrastructure if an unlikely even such as this would happen. The commission had also found that the civilian population would fare the worst if this kind of disaster were to take place. There are still some ways you can do in order to protect your electronics from EMP attacks. Using Faraday container made of aluminum or copper would protect any device from EMP damage. The use of galvanized metal trash coated with thick cardboard could also become protection from EMP.

A great way of protecting your devices from EMP and many other electromagnetic interference is through using Faraday bags. The concept of Faraday containers began with the idea of protecting essential devices such as laptops, tablet computers and phones from the effects of EMP, and now using EMP resistant bags, hence the name Faraday bags. You might think that getting one would make you look paranoid but in fact, having such as bag in the event of an EMP calamity would make you become more prepared than everyone else. Right now, it is better to be prepared by using EMP protection which will make you one step ahead of everyone around you.

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