Not a dumb question at all, I have wondered the same thing! From my very limited knowledge of an EMP anything electronic and with circuitry is at risk to burn out. I would guess that would include solar panels and inverter systems too? I have 2 large metal trashcans that I lined (lid too) that I keep all my small electronics in that I don't want zapped if that day comes. I need to read more on the solar issue and if anything can be done to safeguard it.Would solar energy system work after an emp?
Go to this sight; Electromagnetic Pulse Protection - EMP - Futurescience.com ; study it and the links it provides and then come back and amend your post...In 1859 a solar flare gave off enough EMP that the open circuit of the telegraph sparked enough to light surrounding papers on fire, burning down buildings.
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Modern electronic anything has much smaller more fragile circuitry than this. Without protection... Wha Whaa.
Rick is 100% right about storing stuff in grounded metal cabinets, but still needing to isolate items inside from the cabinet itself. Your gun safe is a great option if you ground it. Even believe it or not... One of those cheap ugly metal backyard tool sheds is excellent protection if properly grounded (HINT an atv inside there is protected).
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