Forget EMP - A New Simpler Danger

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Re: Forget EMP - A New Simpler Danger

Post by raptor » Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:35 am

MPMalloy wrote:
Thu Oct 11, 2018 1:30 am
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In this case the fuse/circuit breaker is irrelevant. The "kill" chip in question could be embedded in the IC that operates for instance a generator's FADEC (full authority digital engine control) thus when the FADEC dies, the fuel flow stops along with the generator's engine and the power it generates until the FADEC is replaced.

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Re: Forget EMP - A New Simpler Danger

Post by NT2C » Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:55 am

raptor wrote:
Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:35 am
MPMalloy wrote:
Thu Oct 11, 2018 1:30 am
Battleshort
In this case the fuse/circuit breaker is irrelevant. The "kill" chip in question could be embedded in the IC that operates for instance a generator's FADEC (full authority digital engine control) thus when the FADEC dies, the fuel flow stops along with the generator's engine and the power it generates until the FADEC is replaced.
Or bypassed completely. It would take some work but you could probably bypass it, though my #1 choice for reliability would be a diesel with a manual injector pump.
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Re: Forget EMP - A New Simpler Danger

Post by raptor » Thu Oct 11, 2018 1:57 pm

NT2C wrote:
Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:55 am

though my #1 choice for reliability would be a diesel with a manual injector pump.
Finding a new diesel generator or engine without a FADC is getting harder and harder. The FADEC is often necessary to pass emission regulations and they do improve fuel economy.

I agree though; a genset powered by a 71 series engine is about as simple and reliable as you can get. They do not have FADECs but they have voltage regulators that could be retro fitted with a "kill" chip in the electronic controls.
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Re: Forget EMP - A New Simpler Danger

Post by woodsghost » Thu Oct 11, 2018 2:26 pm

This may be ridiculous, but can you roll your own chips? I admit it would require more knowledge than I currently have, but I bet someone could make a plan and post it. Maybe add some open source coding for the chip if there is one. Or just make a circuit board? I don't know. Just a thought.
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Re: Forget EMP - A New Simpler Danger

Post by NT2C » Thu Oct 11, 2018 2:45 pm

"Rolling your own" IC chips would take far more specialized equipment and manufacturing facilities than your average or even above average DIYer would have at their disposal, or within their financial resources to acquire. There are any number of videos online that show the process but this one is pretty good:

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