Going Electric: The Benefits of Electronic Detonators
Electronic detonators can give your blasting safety efforts a boost. Through circuit design, electronic detonators can be immune to:
- Stray current and static electricity
- Initiation by common AC power sources (e.g., wall sockets)
- Initiation by common DC power sources (e.g., automotive batteries, C.D. blasting machines)
- Initiation by radio frequency interference.
Electronic detonators have all the check-ability of electric detonators and can usually provide feedback regarding the exact nature of problems. For more information, go to The Institute of Makers of Explosives’ website at www.IME.org.