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Old 02-17-2004, 10:04 PM   #1
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She is in Grade 5, and nor my self or my dad can guess this one.

What would happend if you were in a bathtub, and a Radio that is powerd by 3 D cell batterys fell in with you?
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She is in Grade 5, and nor my self or my dad can guess this one.

What would happend if you were in a bathtub, and a Radio that is powerd by 3 D cell batterys fell in with you?
The circuitry of the radio would short out, but 4.5V would not be enough to cause any bodily harm, even with the few capacitors in there.

Basically you would waste the radio and look pretty stupid sitting in the bath tub with it.

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Ditto. It would be a much different situation with an 110V AC appliance, as that power is trying to find the shortest path to ground.

In the case of the radio, the shortest path, as it uses no EARTH ground, is the other end of the battery.
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haha smartass, yet i didnt think of that one!
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50,000volts can go through you causing little or no harm, its the AMPs that kill you.
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50,000volts can go through you causing little or no harm, its the AMPs that kill you.
I was gonna say the same.

We once had a auto shop teacher that had a sense of humor. he was showing us what a coil was. Well he had it hooked up to power. He then took the capacitor that is used on the old ignition systems that look like a battery with one wire coming off of it. He proceeded to charge it up with the coil, so you are looking at about 10,000 volts, but very little current.

He then takes it off the coil and places it on the table and tells someone to touch it. People were grabbing the little wire and thinking they were getting a shock.

So then I said sure I will try it. I touched the little wire and nothing so everyone is saying "TOUCH THE OTHER END, MAYBE THAT WILL WORK". Well I was still holding onto the end of the wire ( had a spade connector to put onto to screw) I got my finger about an inch from it and I seen the spark jump then everything went black for a few seconds. It felt like I got hit by a car but didn't move. First reaction was to look behind me to see who hit me. No one there. So then a few other people got brave and tried it and they had the same reaction looked behind them.

Now I can honestly say that I know what it is like to get zapped by a defibrillator : (An electrical device used to counteract fibrillation of the heart muscle and restore normal heartbeat by applying a brief electric shock.).


So to make a long story short, it is not the voltage that kills it is the amperage ( the strength behind the voltage, or torque in cars)
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i'll try it tonight, i'll update you guys tomorrow morning...
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50,000volts can go through you causing little or no harm, its the AMPs that kill you.
I was gonna say the same.

We once had a auto shop teacher that had a sense of humor. he was showing us what a coil was. Well he had it hooked up to power. He then took the capacitor that is used on the old ignition systems that look like a battery with one wire coming off of it. He proceeded to charge it up with the coil, so you are looking at about 10,000 volts, but very little current.

He then takes it off the coil and places it on the table and tells someone to touch it. People were grabbing the little wire and thinking they were getting a shock.

So then I said sure I will try it. I touched the little wire and nothing so everyone is saying "TOUCH THE OTHER END, MAYBE THAT WILL WORK". Well I was still holding onto the end of the wire ( had a spade connector to put onto to screw) I got my finger about an inch from it and I seen the spark jump then everything went black for a few seconds. It felt like I got hit by a car but didn't move. First reaction was to look behind me to see who hit me. No one there. So then a few other people got brave and tried it and they had the same reaction looked behind them.

Now I can honestly say that I know what it is like to get zapped by a defibrillator : (An electrical device used to counteract fibrillation of the heart muscle and restore normal heartbeat by applying a brief electric shock.).


So to make a long story short, it is not the voltage that kills it is the amperage ( the strength behind the voltage, or torque in cars)
Holy ****.
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