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Are large pulsed currents the most deadly type of electric shock?

As opposed to sustained electric shock via DC or AC? I might be wrong, but when people are killed by electrocution it is usually due to a large current of very short duration passing through their ...
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How lucky am I to be alive? (electrocution) [closed]

When I was 18 I lived in a new apartment in Florida. One evening I was cooking dinner in the 240VAC electric oven. I had my hand on the oven door and reached over to open the 'fridge. At that moment I ...
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Why not keep distribution transformers secondaries floating? Why do we need to earth them?

We use isolation transformers for many reasons, one of them is may be safety. So why not just keep the distribution transformers floating? If they're floating, then someone touches the live wire, I ...
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DC 12 V to 2000 V circuit

I want to design a battery operated pest trap (electrocuter). So far I have found out that the electrocuter snaps the insect at about 2000 V when it completes the circuit by landing on 2 nearby wire-...
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looking for a device or tester to know if car is electrified [closed]

I'm new here and definitely not an electrical expert - so please forgive any lack of clarity and errors in my terminology or tags. We live in a rural area and drive a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle ...
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High voltage and electric shock

I have some silly question that I hope someone can answer. If a coord, connected to the wall socket, is damaged exposing the wires inside, and one accidentally touches these wires, would the current ...
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Can a person suffer mild electrocution if he answers a charging phone with wet hands or sweaty palms? [closed]

This texas girl got electrocuted and died while using her cellphone in the bathtub. Can a person with wet hands or sweaty palms face mild electrocution if he answers the phone while it is being ...
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Why won't you get electrocuted with a car battery unless you touch ground and positive? [closed]

First, if you have a better suggestion for title I'm really opened to suggestions, but it is the best I came up with. If I touch an electric line and the earth, I will get electrocuted. However, if ...
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Electrocution Risk in Swimming Pool [closed]

Have what I'm sure will seem like a strange question but it is important so if someone could help I would appreciate it. Have a son who is developmentally disabled and he has a thing for water hoses ...
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How did my rabbit not get electrocuted?

So, I'm sitting here looking at a chewed up extension cord that I just unplugged from the wall out of fear. Both the neutral and hot sides (no ground) have been chewed to (and part way through) the ...
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Electrocuting a fruit fly using magnetic induction

We are electrically inducing heart attacks in fruit flies to test the effects of various treatments on survival. We are shooting for roughly a 50% survival recovery rate in our control group. I work ...