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Faraday Defense DEFCON™ Vehicle Protection Kit

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DEFCON™ Vehicle Protection Kit by Faraday Defense

This Kit by Faraday Defense is the perfect kit for your overall vehicle protection. This kit features three different vehicle protection devices to protect your vehicle from transients-like load changes, lightning strikes, conducted transients, and even an EMP. 

Introducing the DEFCON™ Vehicle by Faraday Defense your ultimate vehicle surge protection device to protect your vehicle's electronics from being damaged by electromagnetic energy from an electromagnetic pulse (EMP). The DEFCON Vehicle is capable of shunting away an incredible 270,000 amps of current thanks to its design and build using state-of-the-art metal oxide varistor technology. 

This kit comes with:

1 T.R.A.P., 1 T.R.A.P.-B, and 2 Vehicle Ferrites

 This device is built in the USA and is only made with the highest quality materials.

*Not for home use. Do not apply AC voltage.

Why do you need the Faraday Defense DEFCON™ Vehicle?

Faraday Defense DEFCON™ Vehicle

Modern cars heavily depend on electronic systems, which control virtually every aspect of their operation. An Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) can wreak havoc on these systems by generating intense electromagnetic fields. These fields induce strong electrical currents and voltages in a vehicle's wiring and sensitive electronics, potentially causing severe damage. Such electromagnetic interference can lead to significant disruptions and permanent damage to crucial systems, possibly halting the vehicle or damaging its engine control unit.

Additionally, an EMP can interfere with essential communication and navigation tools like satellite navigation and cellular networks, potentially leaving passengers isolated and unable to reach emergency services. To counteract this threat, we've developed the DEFCON™ Vehicle Shield, a robust defense mechanism against EMPs. The concept is straightforward: it's engineered to minimize the energy that could transfer into your vehicle, thereby protecting its electronic components and ensuring the vehicle remains functional and safe.

The DEFCON™ Vehicle Shield is designed with practicality and durability in mind. It features a weatherproof casing and comes equipped with ring terminals for straightforward installation. The internal components are protected against moisture with a potting compound. The device is constructed using high-quality automotive-grade wiring, ring terminals, and marine-grade heat shrink tubing, all in a compact design that easily connects to the battery terminals.

Installation is made convenient thanks to its compact size and flexibility. The DEFCON™ Vehicle Shield can be fitted into tight spaces under the hood using provided holes and mounting screws. Its ring terminals are universally compatible with most battery post clamp screws. The 36-inch cables offer flexibility in positioning the device relative to the battery, ensuring optimal placement for every vehicle.

Faraday Defense DEFCON™ Vehicle Specs:

• Voltage: 12-15 volts DC

• Current: 9 mA consumption typical

• Surge Current: 270,000 Amps total

• Energy Rating: >2,000 Joules total

• Turn-on Speed: <1 ns typical

• Size: 4.5″ L x 3.375″ W x 1.875″ H

• Wires: Positive, Negative, Ground

• Wire Length: 36″

Faraday Defense DEFCON™ Vehicle


What is DEFCON™ Vehicle?

The DEFCON™ Vehicle is an ultra-duty surge protection device specifically designed to protect a vehicle’s electronics from damaging electromagnetic energy resulting from an electromagnetic pulse (EMP). Constructed using state-of-the-art metal oxide varistor technology, the DEFCON™ Vehicle is capable of shunting away an incredible 270,000 amps of current! When combined with the lightning-fast Transient Reducing Auxiliary Plug (TRAP) products and high-saturation current-damping ferrites, the DEFCON™ Vehicle is the latest addition to the world’s first comprehensive EMP auto protection system.

How does DEFCON™ Vehicle Work?

DEFCON™ Vehicle protects your vehicle by shunting (shorting) the over voltage coming into your vehicle’s electrical system. DEFCON™ Vehicle will “see” the surge and react in less than 1 billionth of a second. Since the shunting is completed incredibly fast, the over voltage is drained away from the vehicle before the voltage can rise high enough to produce any damage.

Do I need a DEFCON™ Vehicle if I already have an EMP Vehicle Kit?

The DEFCON™ Vehicle is designed to be an excellent addition to the EMP Vehicle Kit. It offers approximately 400 times the energy absorption and more than 2,700 times the max surge current of the TRAP-B. It is also designed with different turn on characteristics to supplement the Vehicle Kit, as well as a power-on indicator to let the user know that it is still active.

Does the DEFCON™ Vehicle work as a stand alone product or as a replacement to the EMP Vehicle Kit?

Although DEFCON™ Vehicle is a supplemental device designed to be added to the current Auto Protection Kit, it would function just fine as a standalone device too. The TRAPs and DEFCON™ Vehicle device both provide transient protection, but each using different technologies. The TRAPs use super-fast TVS diodes, and the DEFCON™ Vehicle uses slightly less fast (but very hefty) metal-oxide varistors.

Is there anything the DEFCON™ Vehicle is able to block that the EMP Vehicle Kit can’t?

DEFCON™ Vehicle could protect against indirect lightning better than the EMP Vehicle Kit. It also protects from unwanted transients caused from vehicle malfunctions.

When using the DEFCON™ Vehicle and the EMP Vehicle Kit together, is it safe to double up at the battery location with DEFCON™ Vehicle and the TRAP-B?

Yes, it is perfectly safe for both to be hooked up to the battery at once.

For a diesel engine with two batteries, do I need two DEFCON™ Vehicle units?

Yes, we would recommend this, to ensure that both electrical systems are protected.

Does the DEFCON™ Vehicle work for solar flares and CME’s?

Contrary to popular thinking, solar flares and CME’s will not affect vehicles. CME’s produce very low frequencies and only couple into long conductors that are miles long. In the unlikely event that a CME were to couple radiated energy into a vehicle, the DEFCON™ Vehicle would offer protection.

Will the DEFCON™ Vehicle protect my vehicle from lightning?

The DEFCON™ Vehicle introduces transient that may shunt away energy from a lighting strike, preventing damage to the vehicle’s electronics.

Will a lightning strike or EMP destroy the DEFCON™ Vehicle, and is it reusable?

An EMP will not destroy the DEFCON™ Vehicle. A direct lightning strike will destroy pretty much anything, including the DEFCON™ Vehicle, however, this is extremely rare, as most lightning strikes are indirect and will not damage the device.

Will the indicator light on the DEFCON™ Vehicle drain my battery?

Most car peripherals try to limit their off-state current draw to under 15 milliamps. The DEFCON™ Vehicle indicator light draws 9 milliamps of current. Typical car batteries have around 55,000 milliamps-hours of capacity. Therefore, even if the vehicle sat for an entire month unused, the light would only draw off about 10% of the battery.

How do I mount the DEFCON™ Vehicle?

The DEFCON™ Vehicle attaches across a standard 12-volt automobile battery. Installation instructions will be included in the package, along with a link to a video of the installation process.

What does the indicator light mean?

The DEFCON™ Vehicle indicator light indicates that the unit is receiving power and therefore properly connected to the battery. If the unit is compromised, the indicator light will turn off.

Does the DEFCON™ Vehicle work even when my vehicle is turned off?

Yes, like the EMP Vehicle Kit, the DEFCON™ Vehicle is designed to protect both when the vehicle is on or off.

Is there a warranty on the DEFCON™ Vehicle?

The DEFCON™ Vehicle comes with a 10-year limited lifetime warranty.

Faraday DEFCON Vehicle Comparison

1. What is Faraday Defense?

Faraday Defense is a brand that produces high-quality Faraday cages, bags, and other electromagnetic shielding products designed to protect electronic devices from the damaging effects of electromagnetic interference (EMI) and electromagnetic pulse (EMP) events.

2. What are Faraday cages?

Faraday cages are conductive enclosures designed to block electromagnetic fields and signals, protecting electronic devices from EMI and EMP events. Faraday cages can come in various forms, such as metal boxes or mesh bags, and can be used for a variety of purposes, such as protecting electronic equipment from lightning strikes, EMP attacks, or surveillance.

3. How do Faraday bags work?

Faraday bags are made from a special material that blocks electromagnetic fields and signals, similar to a Faraday cage. The bags are designed to shield electronic devices from EMI and EMP events and can be useful for protecting devices during transportation or storage.

4. Can I use my phone while it's in a Faraday bag?

No, when a phone or other electronic device is placed inside a Faraday bag, it will not be able to send or receive any signals. Therefore, it cannot be used for calls, texts, or other functions that require a signal.

5. What is an EMP event?

An EMP event is a burst of electromagnetic energy that can be caused by a variety of sources, including solar flares, lightning, or nuclear explosions. EMP events can cause serious damage to electronic equipment, including power grids, communication systems, and personal devices.

6. Can Faraday Defense products protect against all types of EMP events?

While Faraday Defense products are designed to protect against most types of EMP events, they may not be effective against extremely powerful events, such as a nuclear EMP blast. However, they can still provide some level of protection against most types of EMP events.

7. What types of Faraday Defense products are available?

Faraday Defense offers a wide range of products, including Faraday cages, Faraday bags, Faraday tents, and other electromagnetic shielding products designed to protect electronic equipment from EMI and EMP events.

8. What materials are used to make Faraday Defense products?

Faraday Defense products are made from a variety of conductive materials, such as copper, aluminum, and stainless steel. These materials are used to create a barrier that blocks electromagnetic fields and signals.

9. Are Faraday Defense products easy to use?

Yes, Faraday Defense products are designed to be user-friendly and easy to use. Most products come with detailed instructions and can be set up quickly and easily.

10. Can Faraday cages be customized?

Yes, Faraday cages can be customized to meet specific needs. Faraday Defense offers custom design and fabrication services for clients who require specialized Faraday cages or shielding products.

11. What types of electronic devices can be protected with Faraday Defense products?

Faraday Defense products can be used to protect a wide range of electronic devices, including phones, laptops, tablets, radios, and other sensitive equipment.

12. How can I test the effectiveness of my Faraday bag?

A: There are a few methods you can use to test the effectiveness of your Faraday bag. One simple method is to put your cell phone inside the bag and try calling it from another phone. If your phone rings, the bag is not blocking the signal and may not be effective. Another method is to use an RF signal detector to check for any signals coming from the bag. If the detector doesn't detect any signals, it is likely that the bag is effectively blocking electromagnetic waves. It's important to note that Faraday bags may have varying levels of effectiveness depending on the strength of the electromagnetic pulse, so it's always a good idea to test your bag periodically and consider upgrading if necessary.

13. Can Faraday cages be used for data storage?

Yes, Faraday cages can be used for data storage. However, it is important to note that Faraday cages are designed to block electromagnetic fields and signals, which can also prevent the device from receiving or transmitting data. Therefore, special precautions must be taken to ensure that the device is not damaged and that the data is not lost.

14. Can Faraday bags be reused?

Yes, Faraday bags can be reused multiple times as long as they remain undamaged and the seal is intact. However, it is important to periodically check the bag for any signs of wear and tear or damage that may compromise its effectiveness.

15. How long do Faraday Defense products last?

The lifespan of Faraday Defense products can vary depending on usage, storage, and environmental factors. However, with proper care and maintenance, Faraday cages and bags can last for many years.

16. Can Faraday Defense products be used for personal protection?

While Faraday Defense products are primarily designed to protect electronic equipment, they can also be used for personal protection in some cases. For example, a Faraday bag can be used to store a keyless entry fob to prevent car theft or to protect credit cards from RFID skimming.

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