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Electric shock

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Will I get a shock if I stand on an insulator and touched a iron which supplies a voltage of 2000000V and without earth wire?
 
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depends on your resistance and the insulator's resistance.
It all depends... i think
 

Galileo

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2 MILLION volts? That insulator won't do much good, since you can discharge by ionizing the surrounding air (corona discharge).
 
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So a complete circuit is formed and I would probably die?
My thought: No complete circuit, no current, I won't be affected. For the electrostatics, it is irrevalent. Am I correct?
 
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primarygun said:
So a complete circuit is formed and I would probably die?
My thought: No complete circuit, no current, I won't be affected. For the electrostatics, it is irrevalent. Am I correct?
With that you'll break down the dielectric of the air around you, like Galileo said. You'll discharge into the atmosphere (the circuit is complete as far as you are concerned).
 

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