Protection Against an Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) Is More Important Than Ever
An electromagnetic pulse, referred to as an EMP, is a burst of high-frequency electromagnetic radiation that can occur naturally or be man-made. This powerful surge of energy can cause widespread damage to electronic devices, leading to permanent loss of data, malfunction, or complete failure of the affected equipment. With the increasing threat of EMP attacks and solar flares, protecting electronic devices from this harmful phenomenon is more important than ever.
Faraday bags, cages, and RF shielding enclosures are simple solutions to protect against EMP damage. These enclosures are made from conductive material, typically metal-coated fabric, that creates an electromagnetic shield around the contents of the bag. When a device is placed inside a faraday bag, the conductive material (such as TitanRF™ Faraday Fabric) blocks the EMP’s high-frequency waves from penetrating the bag, thus preventing damage to the device. Faraday bags come in different sizes and exterior materials, allowing you to choose the right bag to fit your device and provide the level of protection you need.
High-Shielding Performance That Is Lab Certified
Mission Darkness™ offers a growing selection of faraday bags, RF shielding enclosures, and DIY faraday cage supplies that have been lab-tested and certified MIL-STD 188-125 (compliant for high-altitude EMP resistance), as well as IEEE 299-2006 (shielding effectiveness standards).
The testing was completed by Keystone Compliance, an accredited regulatory compliance laboratory. This compliance measure not only ensures that the products shield against high-altitude electromagnetic pulses (HEMPs) and related occurrences, such as coronal mass ejections (CMEs), electrostatic discharges (ESDs), and solar flares, but provides concrete proof to the shielding ability and effectiveness of Mission Darkness products. It's important to be aware of the shielding specifications your faraday bag offers, to ensure it protects against EMPs, HEMPs, solar flares, and similar scenarios. Check out the most popular large faraday enclosures used to protect critical survival electronics against EMP damage below.
Solar panels are vulnerable to the effects of EMPs, as the surge of energy can destroy the delicate electronics in the panels and render them useless. Protecting solar panels from EMP damage is crucial for those who rely on them for their energy needs. Placing compact or foldable solar panels in a faraday cage or surrounding them with conductive material can help prevent EMP damage and ensure that the panels remain operational after an EMP event.
Generators are another critical piece of equipment that can be damaged by EMPs. These devices are often used in emergency situations, such as power outages, so it’s important to make sure they’re protected from EMP damage. Placing portable gas and electric generators inside faraday cages or fully enclosing them in conductive material can help prevent EMP damage and ensure that they’re available when they’re needed the most.
Radios, cell phones, and other similar electronics are also vulnerable to the effects of EMPs. These devices are often essential for communication in emergency situations, so protecting them from EMP damage is crucial.
It’s important to note that faraday bags and cages provide only partial protection from EMPs. In addition to using faraday bags, a comprehensive EMP protection strategy might also include other measures, such as surge protectors, backup power supplies, and physically shielding electronic equipment. For example, keeping electronic devices disconnected from the power grid and stored in a faraday bag during an EMP event can help ensure that the devices remain operational after the event.
Furthermore, faraday bags are an essential tool in protecting electronic devices from EMPs. With the threat of EMP attacks and solar flares growing, it’s crucial to implement an effective and comprehensive EMP protection strategy to safeguard your electronic devices and ensure their continued functionality. By using faraday bags, along with other EMP protection measures, you can minimize the risk of damage to your devices and ensure that you’re prepared for any electromagnetic threat.
The Mission Darkness Dry Shield Rapture Faraday Bag (pictured above) is an XL faraday cage with a waterproof exterior, offering protection for a wide range of disaster scenarios. It's large enough to fit commercial generators, multiple solar panels, and emergency preparedness equipment. Watch the video below to learn more about the product and capacity.
Current Threats of EMPs and Their Implications
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