[quote=”Photon GuyThey should test these theories to see how accurate they are and to get at least an idea of what can be expected in an EMP strike.
Way before 1980 vehicles had electric motors to start the main engine which might run on gasoline or diesel. 100% non electronic vehicles would be the really old ones which were crank started which was from what I know more or less phased out and replaced with electric starters by 1920.
Anyway, I was thinking, with a diesel engine even if it isn’t 100% non electric if you could jury rig it somehow to be able to function without electricity since diesel does not rely on a spark plug to set it off.[/quote]
They have actually done some “testing” But can’t replicate the effects ( or what they think the affects are) to be sure. I think its a matter of interpretation. As some supposed tests results show no or little damage, and others show catostropic damage. About the only thing they could agree on is the fewer “electronic components the less chance of damage.
True about the “Electric” starter. However their is a difference between the Electric and Electronic. In an EMP Pulse in theory it would destroy and/or disable anything electronic. But wouldn’t per se damage electrical items like your toaster nd old school coffee pot. Same with the electric starter on a car. Older vehicles made in the 70’s and before had points, condensors, carberators, and such that made them dun with a limited few if any relays. So again in theory would continue to run due to total lack of electronics not counting the stereo/radio.
Again its true a diesel engine doesn’t need a “spark” to fire pretty much all modern factory engines both Diesel and Gasoline depend on all types of electronics to function.
About the only thing that affects electrical items again in theory is a CME (solar flare) and it would destroy the electrical grid via the electrical wires. Anything attached to the grid via the house/business wiring. Anything not plugged in would be safe. Even a in line surge protector that is designed to protect your appliances and such from an electrical surge wouldn’t be safe because a CME indiced surge would take micro seconds and would be over before a surge protector or breaker could trip.
Again any and all of this in theory could happen or nothing at all could happen,
Statistics: Posted by 101airborne — Tue Apr 11, 2017 7:14 pm