Is there such a thing as EMP home protection? Can you protect electronics from EMP? Is there a product that might help stop voltage surges and spikes in my home wiring?
Listen. Let me be clear. There’s never absolute guarantees in life. But there are things we can do to mitigate potential problems. And in this case, we’re talking about voltage spikes / surges in the home — even from an EMP.
There’s a particular company having great success (which tells you something) in the realm of EMP protection. Full disclosure – they are a sponsor here on this site.
EMPShield.com has designed a number of unique products for varying industries, the home, and even the US Military. They are all about protection from high voltage spikes & surges, as well as EMP.
They have also built up a nice library of information related to EMP, in case you would like to check it out. It’s all downloadable too.
EMP Home Protection
EMP Shield – Home EMP & Lightning Protection + Solar Flare & Smart Meter Defense (SP-120-240-W)
They have two models which interface with the home circuit breaker panel. They vary depending on how you would like to mount them.
How Does It Work?
EMP Shield will protect all the electronics and equipment connected to your electrical system.
This is accomplished by shunting (shorting) the over voltage coming in from the grid and the induced voltage that is collected within your home.
Whether the source of electrons are from within your home or coming into your electrical system from outside the home (the grid), the Shield will see the surge and protect your electrical system. Our technology reacts in less than 1 billionth of a second. Since the shunting is completed incredibly fast, the over voltage is drained away from the equipment before the voltage can rise high enough to damage any equipment. We call this new technology SightSpeed™
[Ken adds: ]
Note: With all things being equal, ohms-law reveals that the higher the voltage, the lesser the current for a given power level (surge). When I try to wrap my head around shunting high voltage so darn quickly (as the EMP Shield device), it makes sense the quicker it can be done, the less current involved in the transaction (compared to a slower shunt).
I mentioned that because one might wonder about the wiring gauge size of the device (and other similar devices). You might think they need to be “battery cable” size. But evidently not, when you consider what’s going on with the shunt process (and the speed thereof).
Anyway, I’m throwing it out there for those who may wish to install some EMP home protection. While there’s always something that can happen beyond any design characteristics (being realistic about a direct lightning strike for example), this protection looks good.
You might ask what do I use at my home?
Well, I purchased my surge protection devices before this company was around. I’ve got a solar power system too with it’s own additional protection devices. The EMP Shield technology is apparently ‘faster’ than what I currently have. If I did it again, or moved to another place, I would install EMP Shield.
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