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Diesel works by a different compression ratio than petrol generatrors and does`nt require spark plugs for ignition,in short a manually crank can start all diesel generator regardless of emp burst.otherwords the soldier takes a wrench and ..you get the drift but usually military cranks are a massive weight that fall with the force of gravity to start compression.hope that answers your query.
Originally posted by tinkytink1207
reply to post by gringoboy
So generators will run after an emp pulse? I was under the impression nothing like that would work??What do you think?
They need generators because they cannot be interferred with once started unless the building gets nuked or compromised in another mad way .
Originally posted by sligtlyskeptical
Pardon my ignorance but why can't nuclear plants just continue to run on the juice they create, with some kind of dump if the grid can't handle the output?