1. There are no holes
in the body of the cylinder. All connecting parts attach to welded on supports.
There are no sharp edges or corners on the exterior to build up an excessive
charge and allow electrons to smootly move over the surface.
2. The rubber O-ring
is not designed to keep charged particles out. That's what the threaded lid
is for. The O-ring is there to keep water out. In the event of a fire, the
rubber will melt at around 600 degrees (F) to release internal pressure and
keep the cylinder from rupturing.
3. Designed so that
it could be buried in the the ground if one really chooses to do that. Knowing
that someone will probably use it as an equipment cache, was another reason
for having the O-ring.
4. The grounding cord,
as well as the plastic base, can be easily removed with a screwdriver.
5. The storage tubs
are made of the same plastic used to make anti-static bags for
6. The unit has a
serial number engraved in the rim of the upper collar and on the bottom of
the cylinder. Optionally registering your unit on the website will allow
you to receive a text message, email and/or phone call if your PEP is recovered
after an incident.
7. The locking internal
cover plate is a security feature, but it does not make it a gun safe. It
can be upgraded to a code entry keypad.
8. Although rugged
in it's design, it is not 'bullet proof' and can be damaged by external
There has been a lot opinions on whether or not to ground a Faraday
cage. The PEP comes with a special grounding cord that must be used. The
purpose of grounding the unit is to speed up the energized particle dispersion.
Without being grounded, the exterior shell can hold a 'static like' charge
for several minutes and could result in a powerful electric shock.
grounding cord has a single twisted aluminum wire with a antenuator block
in the end plug. Only the ground pin is connected and the spades are
non-conductive plastic. No electric power is supplied to the unit. Having
the unit connected to a standard wall outlet will give the electrical charge,
created by the freed electrons, an easy path to 'ground' by utilizing an
existing grounding system.
This product will only protect electromagnetic sensitive electronic
devices and does not guarantee supporting infrastructure. In other words;
Even though it will protect your cell phone from magnetic damage and data
loss, cell service will most likely be disrupted or even destroyed after
an EMP or HEMP. Don't expect to make mobile calls after such an event.
After an EMP
event, allow the unit to 'cool' for at least 15 minutes before touching it.
A residual charge could still be present and deliver a fatal shock. If the
unit was not plugged into a grounded wall outlet, allow at least 1 hour for
We will be
testing a magnetic strip that can be placed on the metal surface to alert
you if a charge is still present. Patent Pending.
More to come...