FAQ: Miscellaneous

How will your systems handle in the event of an EMP?

An EMP (Electro Magnetic Pulse) can be the result of a solar flare or nuclear blast. Coils, long runs of cables and microelectronics are especially susceptible to the damaging effects of an EMP. Solar panels would most likely be able to survive anything that your DNA can survive because solar panels are essentially just flat sheets of silicon. Charge controllers, converters and inverters, on the other hand, would not fare as well because they contain coils and microelectronics. One way to protect these components would be to enclose them in a grounded Faraday cage, which is basically a metal box with a cable going to a grounding rod. Considering how impractical this would be in an RV, and all the bigger problems you would have with every other system being destroyed in your RV (and the world around you for that matter), we recommend just avoiding EMPs.