8 January 2019
Microwave oven as Faraday cage?

Ever since I made my Stylish Smartphone Faraday Box videos, countless people have told me to just use a microwave oven, or just use an empty potato chip bag.

Well, no… And yes! It depends.

The truth is that Faraday cages don’t block signals – they attenuate (or weaken) them.

That means that depending on the situation – the phone itself, the signal strength, the microwave oven itself, and so on – it may or may not work.

I also demonstrate that my Stylish Smartphone Faraday Box Mark II has a serious amount of signal blocking power.

So if you want to be extra-sure, go Stylish!

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Nokia 3310 3G Phone

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Is a microwave oven a good smartphone Faraday cage?
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2 thoughts on “Is a microwave oven a good smartphone Faraday cage?

  • 8 January 2019 at 14:22

    Another awesome effort Scottie – you’re really getting these videos pat!

  • 30 January 2019 at 21:11

    Our military equipment was caged, shielded, and protected from all kind of interference and the EMF pulse attack.
    Proper grounding is vital for the greatest amount of attenuation as well as what the cage/shield material is made of and it’s geometry.
    Aluminum isn’t a good material.
    Iron is. But iron rusts. So blends were developed for static, dynamic, and other environmental variables.
    You’re on point Scotty, don’t let the dumbies bring you down.
    Oh, btw the DoD has all these EMF studies. They were all done in the 40’s 50’s and 60’s before ethical constraints interfered.


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