posted on Aug, 6 2011 @ 11:21 AM
reply to post by mustangill
I know the event is passed, but I thought this was an interesting point, and wanted to explain why that precautionary disconnection would be an idea,
but may prove ineffective.
When the Carrington Event occurred telegraph machine operators reported all sorts of crazy things, including paper reels being set on fire,
electrical shocks, and weirdest of all , were the telegraph units which continued to send and recieve , despite being unhooked from thier power
supplies. The electrical activity that was occurring there had no power source except the electromagnetic fluctuations caused by the flare...
Of course the Carrington event was one HELL of a big event, and the passed storm was not near to its size, however, the possibility of interaction
between an inanimate electrical system, and the effects of the flare, means that if something were to happen with your car , it MIGHT happen without
the presence of a battery. Of course removing the battery will save you the time of say, cleaning battery acid out of your engine, should some bizzare
set of circumstances blow it, or melt it in some way.