Electromagnetic radiation is all around us. It’s invisible and is in microwaves ovens, WiFi routers, cell phones, smart meters and even in the FM and AM radio waves that pump music through our radios. But sometimes, this radiation is undesirable and downright disruptive. That’s where the Router Guard Faraday cage comes in.
The WiFi Router Guard is what’s called a “Faraday” cage in electrical terms. A Faraday cage is a metal enclosure formed by conductive material or by a mesh of such material. Such an enclosure blocks external static and non-static electric fields by channeling electricity through the mesh, providing constant voltage on all sides of the enclosure. Since the difference in voltage is the measure of electrical potential, no current flows through the space. Faraday cages are named after the English scientist Michael Faraday, who invented them in 1836. A Faraday cage operates because an external static electrical field causes the electrical charges within the cage’s conducting material to be distributed such that they cancel the field’s effect in the cage’s interior. This phenomenon is used, for example, to protect electronic equipment from lightning strikes and electrostatic discharges.
Faraday cages cannot block static or low frequency magnetic fields, such as the Earth’s magnetic field (a compass will still work inside). To a large degree, though, they shield the interior from external electromagnetic radiation if the conductor is thick enough and any holes are significantly smaller than the wavelength of the radiation. For example, certain computer forensic test procedures of electronic systems that require an environmental free of electromagnetic interference can be carried out within a screened room. These rooms are spaces that are completely enclosed by one of more layers of a fine metal mesh or perforated sheet metal. The metal layers are grounded to dissipate any electric currents generated from external or internal electromagnetic fields, and thus they block a large amount of the electromagnetic interference. For more details please visit our web site at www.smartmeterguard.com