No.Without friction, there is no heat, and therefore no energy to absorb.
At unrestricted velocity, timing as to when to turn off the Black Globe becomes tricky.
The Star Marine Guards defending the Imperial Embassy on Arden during the Fifth Frontier War retreated to a Black Globe Safe Room when locals stormed and burned the compound. The 100-meter diameter globe neatly sliced through walls (and a few attackers) to envelope about a quarter of the installation. Over the course of a month, it resisted fire, bombs, and other attacks. When forces from the Imperial Fleet arrived, they used a coded laser to signal the interior that all was finally safe, but to confirm the signal, an outside Marine tapped the rhythm to the Marine song: tap-tap-tap, tap-tap-tap, tap-tap-tap-tap tap. The interior Marines deactivated the barrier, happy at the prospect of eating something other than stored rations.
The description seems to fly in the face of how a black globe is supposed to operate - that it absorbs energy and that energy has to go somewhere or else the capacitors explode. It would also (I believe, stop the transference of atmosphere between the inside and out - thus the saferoom would have to have life support equipment since it would be 100% cut off from the outside). The only place for them to get rid of the energy would be to power up things since they have no weapons to fire out with.I have found it - T5 version 5.09
The only problem here is that (a) physics says if you vent hydrogen inside your globe you raise the pressure of it, and (b) hydrogen is contraindicated for breathing (plus it's rather explosive when combined with oxygen and a spark...).I'm pretty sure this stuff predates Tee Five, which is why I didn't check there.
However, I did look up venting, with three hits, one irrelevant and the other two applying only to (Black) GLOBE ENERGY CAPTURE:
Liquid Hydrogen Venting applies EP to the ship’s stored fuel. Applying 11 EP (11 Hits) raises the fuel temperature +11 and it converts to Hydrogen Gas, which is vented outside the hull (although still within the Globe).
Theoretically, nearly all of the ship’s Fuel can be used to sequester energy at the rate of 11 Hits per ton.