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Dangerous voltage difference

  1. Dec 17, 2011 #1
    Why is a current shock between two hands more dangerous than between two points on the same arm?
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  3. Dec 17, 2011 #2


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    Think about what is between the arms that is a very important organ controlled by electrical impulses.
  4. Dec 17, 2011 #3
    Gotcha. The current must travel through the heart, correct? I was imagining current going from one hand to the other through the air as the primary medium.
  5. Dec 17, 2011 #4
    Nor is a brain to be trifled with.

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    Some people's brains are located a bit lower down.
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    I have installed, maintained, and repaired many kinds of high power and high voltage equipments during my working career. We survivors have an important rule when working on these, whether you think the power is off or not: ONE HAND BEHIND YOUR BACK or IN YOUR POCKET! Having always obeyed this rule is why I can respond here today.
  8. Dec 17, 2011 #7
    Well then god forbid a shock goes through both of their feet!
  9. Dec 17, 2011 #8
    So true lol!
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