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Comm. Unit / Comm Unit Battery Storage EMP Protection

Discussion in 'Preparedness & Survival' started by knuckle Head, Apr 6, 2012.

  1. knuckle Head

    knuckle Head southeast Well-Known Member

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    Any Electronics wizards out there that really know there stuff on storing batteries, while keeping them EMP Proof for a Hand Held Comm. unit like a Motorola or Midland transceiver.

    Would you suggest like charging the battery and slipping into a my thin rubber sleeve and then into a mylar bag sealing and taking out to re-charge yearly or what.

    Looking for input here.

    Thanks
     
  2. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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  3. RoddyWA

    RoddyWA South-Central WA New Member

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    It's my understanding that the electronics of the comm sets, radios, and other electronics are at risk, not necessarily batteries. Radios, electronics in autos, production equipment, generators, transmitters, satellites, TV's are all at risk without proper shielding for an EMP attack or extra large sun spot activity. The massive surge these devices receive from an EMP will cook the IC's and transistors in all modern electronics equipment.
     
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    branchbuster Albany Active Member

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    The easiest way to make a faraday cage is to bury a metal garbage can in the ground. The contents need to be insulated from the metal. You could also run a good ground wire to the can and the lid to assure a good grounding.
     
  5. knuckle Head

    knuckle Head southeast Well-Known Member

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    This is a very good point and this is my plan eventually but at the moment it is not feasible, I think I will get some moiture absorbers and place the item in latex gloves and then into mylar bags, place each bag into a metal container in my base basement.

    But first i will fully charge the batteries and seperate them and take the batteries out every six months and recharge them, from an early posted link and my google search it looks like the best option at this time.

    Thanks all for the input, you got me thinking and lots good input