How do I protect my electronics from an EMP?
There are a lot of unnecessary mysteries around EMPs. Some people spend a large portion of their lives fearing the worst from an EMP strike. Many people don’t even believe that an EMP is a real threat. Those who do worry about an EMP often don’t know the details of what an EMP brings or how it works across its 3 primary stages. The truth is, an EMP is a very real threat, and there are a number of countries who have the capabilities to produce one. If one country was about to invade another, an EMP would go a long way in disabling the defender’s communications, military capabilities, and potentially access to natural resources. Even the civilian population would struggle to mount strong resistance without the communication channels they rely on now.
There are plenty of steps to take in protecting your personal devices, or even your business/building from all of the effects of an EMP. First off, storing radios and extra electronics in EMP bags is a very smart play. An EMP could fry the electronics inside your devices, leaving you without any means of communication at all. Not only common devices, but even things like red dot sights for weapons could be at risk. Our Faraday Nest-Z bags are specifically built to protect your gear from electronics.
Vehicles are at risk of being crippled by an EMP. Transportation for movement or evacuation is crucial in any sort of invasion. Older vehicles that rely less on electronics are typically safe, but newer vehicles (1990s & up) have too many components that are vulnerable to a massive surge that an EMP will bring. For this reason, a combination of transient protection and ferrites can keep your vehicle safe and able to handle the massive surge from an EMP. If you are interested in protecting your vehicle, you can take a look at our very popular EMP Vehicle Kit.
Buildings are arguably the most important area of EMP protection. The grid will likely go down entirely in an EMP attack. You can keep the power on at home, however, if you protect your system and are able to reconnect it to a backup generator. Home protection requires a large enough surge protector, coupled with ferrites added into your breaker box that can withstand the initial attack. An EMP alert plugged into the wall will inform you of the dangerous voltage conditions, allowing you to open your circuit and disconnect from the main power grid before any lasting damage happens.