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Originally posted by CASH69
reply to post by Chakotay
Wow,that blows my mind. I might just have to try that sometime. I guess the more water the better ground plane? I have heard of grounding to a water pipe,and using a homes ground plane wiring.
Originally posted by Mr Tranny
reply to post by tinkytink1207
That is why you should take what people say with a grain of salt, before you check the facts yourself.
A diesel engine uses a mechanical injection pump and a compression ignition system. Unless an EMP or solar flare can permanently change the physical constants of the world, there is no way an EMP could render a diesel engine inoperable. Unless the thermodynamic properties of the universe has changed, when the cylinder comes up and compresses the air, and the injector shoots in the fuel, it will go boom! The starting system on most diesel engines is designed to pull many hundreds, to thousands of amps for many seconds of cranking without damage. The little bit of current or voltage that an EMP could generate in the wiring is insignificant to it’s normal operating levels. An EMP is not going to render any diesel engine unstartable.
And most magnetos on small gasoline engine ignition systems are designed to generate a several thousand volt spark over 60 times a second, for many thousands of hours of operation without damaging it’s self. Do you think a few kv surge from an EMP is going to do it any damage? There may be a few damaged, but it will be few and far between.
The same with A cb with a metal case sitting on a bench with no mic or antenna plugged in. An EMP will not bother it. Same with a computer sitting there with nothing plugged into it. It is in a solid metal box, nothing will bug it.