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Everything to Know About a Faraday Bag

by Josh Biggs in News on 24th January 2019

You may have heard of the term ¬®Faraday bag¬®. There’s so much information on there and it can be hard to know what to trust and what will actually work. Can you make them at home? Will it work if an EMP attack happens? Why is having a faraday bag important? These are all questions we are going to cover in this article. We will also cover how faraday bags protect against grid threats like EMPs. Keep reading to find out more.

A faraday bag is similar to a Faraday cage and a Faraday shield. The purpose of it is to stop your electronics to get fried if an EMP (electromagnetic attack). A faraday bag is made of a material that will help stop the pulse shock that occurs.

There are a couple uses for a faraday bag, it is not only for the use of protecting electronics during an attack. It can prevent people from knowing your location. This is typically used by government and military. If you have an important meeting to attend and don’t want your phone going off at all, you can stick it in a faraday bag. Finally, if you have cards or electronic items that you do not want to be damaged or you don’t want them zapped at all, you can put them in a faraday bag.

The faraday bag was invented in 1836 by Michael Faraday. He was an English scientist. Faraday cages also are used to prevent radio waves from going to anywhere nearby so no one can tell they are there. They are also helped to protect people against electric strikes such as lightning. If you are in one when it occurs, it cannot get through the cage or bag to get to a person. This is just an example of how powerful the bags and cages really are. Nothing can pass through it.

A faraday bag looks similar to an everyday bag you would put items in. The goal of it is to place electronics such as a phone inside so that they are not damaged if an EMP strike occurs. This would be similar to your cell phone being inside an elevator. It would stop working. If your electronics are inside the bag during a strike, they will not be harmed. If there is any air getting in, the strike will still be able to get in and ruin the electronics. The bag also prevents the signal from going out from the bag.

There are different ways to test out a faraday bag. We would highly recommend this to ensure they are working. The last thing you want is to go through all the security precautions and find out it never worked when an attack happened. In order to do this put your cell phone inside the bag and give it a call. If the call is dropped and can{t get through to the phone you know the bag is working. If your phone is ringing when the bag is not helping at all and it might as well be sitting out in the open with you. Make sure the bag works as soon as you make or purchase it.

A faraday bag is for more than just your cell phone. You can store your laptop, solar charger, solar light, radio, walkie talkie, calculator, memory drive, DVD player, alarm clock, and more.

It{s important not to take any chances when it comes to your electronics. You have spent good money on them and it would be a shame if they stopped working because of something completely out of your control. A faraday bag will help protect your electronics so you can sleep soundly knowing they will be there for you in the morning. If you are unsure about how to keep them safe or how the bag works, it{s always a good idea to ask a trusted professional so you can fully understand everything about faraday bags and how they can assist you.

A couple additional items to remember are if you wrap your electronics in aluminum foil this will not actually work. Many people believe they can make their own faraday bag. Yes, it is possible, however, wrapped a lot of heavy-duty foil will not help you get the results you are looking for.

Lastly, even if a phone is turned off it can still be in danger of being attacked if one does hit. Make sure that you understand all the basics of a faraday bag. Understand when it will protect electronics and when it is just creating an additional step for you for no reason.

We hope you understand faraday bags a lot more after reading all the information. It can be confusing at first, but it’s important to do your homework to ensure you are purchasing the right one for you and your families needs. You never know when an EMP attack will occur so it’s important to prepare before it’s too late. For more information on faraday bags, contact us today.

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