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Old 03-02-2017, 11:30 AM
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An EMP is basically a huge movement of electrically charged particles moving thru the atmosphere, hence, only difference from "static electricity" is a matter of magnitude.

If you recall your calculus class exercises, the average charge inside a Faraday cage is zero, but the charge at any single point, other than dead center, is not zero. The fact that you can use your cell phone inside your car proves that. While a car's frame may adequately divert most of a lightning bolt's energy around the frame and into the ground to protect you, nobody knows just how well it would really work to protect sensitive electronic gizmos from an EMP.

The biggest problem from a large scale EMP is that it would fry the entire electrical grid all at once and it could take decades to rebuild it, so contingency plans are much different & of a much larger magnitude/duration than those to get us thru those short term black-outs we're familiar with.

A horse may burn fuel even when not in use, but at least it starts right away even on the coldest morning.

Suggested reading matierials:

1. MIL-STD-464 Especially the appendix section.
2. MIL-STD-188-125
3. NCS TIB 88-3
TM 5-858-5

If you read these, you will see some of the misconceptions in the prepper community. Yes, inductors and transformers will be impacted by the low resistance levels of the lacquer insulation applied the wiring. This means, your 1955 ignition coil will be destroyed in your 1955 autos. The RF tests and talk you see, is not applicable to a Nuclear EMP type event.
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