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    Re: A DIY Faraday cage: caveats and hints?
    From: Brad Morris
    Date: 2019 Jan 22, 17:47 -0500
    Tony

    You have the general idea well understood.  We must shield, via metal box, then insulate the payload.  If, as you describe, add another shield and insulator, you are adding a layer of protection.  

    There are no guarantees.  There will always be a lightning strike that generates enough RF to overcome our efforts.  

    Yet the shielding does do two things.  It provides some shield for electronics that would otherwise be damaged if there was no shield.  It provides a level of peace of mind, knowing you did take precautions.  

    Hopefully, you look back and state, "what a waste of time, we never even came close to lightning.  All that preparation for nothing."

    Brad









    On Tue, Jan 22, 2019, 5:32 PM Tony Oz <NoReply_TonyOz@fer3.com wrote:

    Dear Brad,

    I'm myself an engineer in electronics. Though RF is not my immediate field - as an "audiophile"/HiEndAudio enthusiast I know thing or two about EMI. :)

    So, to not get unreasonable|ridiculous with this project, I gather that suffices a tin-box with an improved electric contact of lid, a layer of polyfoam as an inside insulator, and then - a smaller tin-box where the actual "payload" is kept wrapped in plastic (as further insulator and moisture protection).

    Hope this would lessen the possible damage to my back-up equipment.

    Regards,

    Tony

    60°N 30°E

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