# How much current would give a little shock [closed]

I just read on a website that 5mA is enough to give a little shock but I have touched 650mA and nothing happened. Does that mean that 650mA becomes too small when I touch it due to resistance of my body? So, how many amps would give a shock?

• You can't "touch" 650mA. How do you even think you're doing that? Commented Aug 15, 2017 at 9:29
• 650 mA was the result of the resistance of your body to the applied voltage. Moreover, if you had a exposition to 650 mA across your body, you are not writing here. Commented Aug 15, 2017 at 9:29
• What do you mean by "I have touched 650mA"? If 650mA entered you left hand end exited at your right hand you'd be probably be dead.
– Curd
Commented Aug 15, 2017 at 9:30
• Possible duplicate of Is 20 watts of electricity dangerous?
– user
Commented Aug 15, 2017 at 9:32
• @MichaelKjörling "High current" or "Low current" is relative. As an IC designer, 100 mA for me is a high current. For someone working on electrical locomotives 100 mA is nothing, for them 1 kA is "normal" and 10 kA could be a high current. So without describing the context I'd prefer not to make the high/low distinction and/or use a tag. Commented Aug 15, 2017 at 9:46