Hello Everyone, If you are grounded and touch an electric fence that is at 10,000V, say, you will experience a shock. What happens if you were to jump in the air when touching the fence? Would you still feel a shock? I'm getting confused because even in the air, your body is still at the potential of ground (say 0V) and thus, there will be a potential difference between the fence and your body. So you will get some charge transferred until you are at the same potential as the fence. However, is this charging enough to shock you? It seems to me that the shock you feel when you are grounded comes from the sustained current that flows from the fence to ground through your body. Therefore, you wouldn't feel much of a shock if you touched the fence when jumping in the air. This is similar to why birds don't get shocked when sitting on power lines. Anyone have better though out answers to these questions?