posted on Mar, 14 2005 @ 06:09 PM
As already stated No batteries cannot be affected.
Read my responses in this thread:
It details the processes of the types of EMP.
Also when it comes to cars, some fuel injected may be affected, but many will not. Often the ECU (the computer or "brains" for the fuel injection
system) is placed under the hood or elsewhere in the car where it has a lot of stuff covering or around it. Often the body of a car alone makes a
sufficient faraday cage to protect the ECU. If an EMP could easily take out the ECU there would have been EMP devices used by police instead of
stop-sticks to end chases a decade ago. However they quickly discovered it is fairly difficult to get a pulse through the metal body.
In my truck the ECU is under the passanger seat, and since glass isnt that great of protection, I intend on placing transorb diodes at every
connecting point into the main boards.
Your modern cars that have an extra $10,000 worth of pointless electronics and a dead rat on the roof... they might have a few more problems when the
> and EMP alone cannot harm humans at all. We may be full of electrically conductive synapses and pathways, but we aren't magnetic so field pulses
dont affect us, and we dont have much metal in us so uwave discharge doesnt do much either. There are weapons theories that use EMP against humans,
but it is in conjuction with laser generated plasma that allows a focused EMP to directly stimulate pain receptors in the skin. the plasma is what
makes it possible.
[edit on 14-3-2005 by apc]