an enclosure constructed of grounded wire mesh or parallel wires that shields sensitive electrical instruments from electrostatic interference.
- Also called Faraday shield .
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How to use Faraday cage in a sentence
Frustrated, I turned to technical descriptions of Faraday cage use in the real world and discovered that even very small gaps in material coverage can be enough to allow signals to propagate outside of the cage undiminished.How to Prevent Bluetooth-Enabled Vehicle Break-Ins | wsiler | October 29, 2021 | Outside Online
The total lack of effectiveness of a Faraday cage to check it.Operation Terror | William Fitzgerald Jenkins
British Dictionary definitions for Faraday cage
an earthed conducting cage or container used to protect electrical equipment against electric fields
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Scientific definitions for Faraday cage
A container made of a conductor, such as wire mesh or metal plates, shielding what it encloses from external electric fields. Since the conductor is an equipotential, there are no potential differences inside the container. The metal hull of an aircraft acts as a faraday cage, protecting its occupants from lightning. Faraday cages are used to protect electronic equipment from such electrical interference as electromagnetic interference. Also called Faraday shield
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