Here Comes The Sun

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Yard Dart, Mar 23, 2013.

  1. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey Moderator

    Slumbering Sun Should Wake Up This Year - Yahoo! News

    For those concerned about CME's knocking out the power grid and putting us in the dark, it looks like we may have another opportunity soon.

    How is you faraday cage coming?
  2. NWPilgrim

    NWPilgrim Monkey++

    Sorry for my ignorance but in the cases of if a CME in the direction of earth would the resulting EMP be limited the hemisphere facing the sun? Or is the duration long enough to zap more than a half or what happens?
  3. BTPost

    BTPost Stumpy Old Fart,Deadman Walking, Snow Monkey Moderator

    EMP AND CME are two entirely different phenomenon. They may cause similar ISSUES for The Grid, but from totally different energy sources and transmission Paths. EMP is a WideBand Energy Pulse with significant Power Density. EMP has Direct Effects on electronics thru just being inside the Inverse Square Law distance from the source. Due to its wide Band nature, it doesn't travel well thru wires, and cause overload overloads in connected systems. This is where CME has its greatest effects. It is by nature a long wavelength effect, that does travel along wires, and uses them as Giant Antennas, that bring high Voltages thru Power Transmission Lines to the terminating Gear at each end. This may cause burnouts and overloads to the Grid.
  4. KAS

    KAS Monkey+++

    i can alwys count on you btpost....
    guaranteed everytime .. i love it
  5. mysterymet

    mysterymet Monkey+++

    Got the whole home surge supressor installed the other day.
  6. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey Moderator

    What type did you use? How did the install go?
  7. mysterymet

    mysterymet Monkey+++

    It's an Eaton. That plus the install cost me $299. They have a reimbursement warranty if it doesn't function as advertised. We lost a bunch of stuff when the house was struck by lightning last year so we decided the cost was less than our insurance deductable if it happened again.
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