Originally posted by thehoneycomb
reply to post by mileysubet
Does it matter what kind of metal? Also how important is it to be grounded? Would that be the equivalent of say using the mini fridge and bolting it
into the ground?
Copper Mesh would be the best (more affordable than gold/silver). Grounding is important to dissipate any risidual charge after a EMP event, it will
also help to discharge the charge away from your electronics as the event(s) take place.
I dont know how effective a mini fridge would be for a Faraday cage, but as long as it is metal on the out side then it may just work, also it has a
built in ground, just clip the two flat prongs off and plug in the ground section.
Edit: As an after thought, removing most of the paint from the exterior of the fridge may also help to absorb and disparate the charge, also check to
see if the ground on the plug is indeed grounded to the exterior metal of the fridge, I am not sure if that is the case of a mini fridge. Also do not
use your mini fridge for cooling your electronics (computer), as this may cause unwanted and damaging condensation on your electronics.
29-5-2012 by mileysubet because: (no reason given)