The T.R.A.P.™-B is a 5,000-watt transient voltage suppression device in a form factor that can be easily connected across a tractor’s battery terminals. The T.R.A.P.-B contains a <1 picosecond turn-on time
High-saturation ferrites are installed on the battery wires to reduce high-frequency current transients. They are installed easily by clipping them around the battery cables. Install one on the main positive lead, as well as one on the main negative lead.
These multi-purpose kit pieces are also used on other vehicles like cars, trucks, motorcycles, boats, and RVs.
How do these devices protect your tractor from an EMP?
The danger to tractors from an EMP is the high voltage that is introduced on the cables from E1 and E2. Those transient voltages are extremely brief in time (from nanoseconds to microseconds) and can therefore be suppressed using small devices. This is distinctly different than the case with homes, which would also experience a powerful E1 current surge from the power grid.
The T.R.A.P.™ can provide transient protection even with the ignition switch turned off because interconnected cable assemblies can still receive damaging energy. The T.R.A.P.™ continues to act as a high-frequency energy sink even when the vehicle is unpowered. T.R.A.P.™ products draw essentially zero current except when there is a significant overvoltage, so they will not drain your battery.
For an installation example, see the following videos applied to a regular car, which transfers similarly to a tractor’s battery:
The T.R.A.P.™ and T.R.A.P.™-B devices are hand assembled in the US and constructed from the highest quality materials (see below).