[Greenbuilding] Electric shock

Norbert Senf norbert.senf at gmail.com
Sat Feb 7 14:01:40 MST 2015


I just measured myself:

Hand to hand:
dry fingertips: very high, around 200,000 ohms or more
wet fingertips: around 100 - 200 ohms

At 100 ohms, you'd get around 1 amp going through your body, or 100 watts
.................N

On Sat, Feb 7, 2015 at 3:14 PM, Norbert Senf <norbert.senf at gmail.com> wrote:

> I would not shock myself with ungrounded 110v intentionally, unless I were
> looking for party tricks.
> If you were doing it unintentionally more than 2 - 5 times per lifetime,
> then you might want to address that, because you might also happen to be
> grounded unintentionally. Apparently the worst is being grounded with one
> hand, and touching the a.c. with the other, because the path goes right
> through your heart area. Whether your hands were dry or moist would make an
> enormous difference in the amount of current - easy to check this out
> yourself with a 9V battery and a digital VOM meter ;-)
> ..................N
>
> On Sat, Feb 7, 2015 at 2:30 PM, Benjamin Pratt <benjamin.g.pratt at gmail.com
> > wrote:
>
>> All-
>> Quite a bit of googling has not answered my question so I thought I'd ask
>> here. If I shock myself on 110v current while ungrounded (wearing rubber
>> soled shoes on a wood floor for instance), is it dangerous or harmful to my
>> health? It doesn't really bother me much but many people seem to think it
>> is really dangerous and harmful. I try to avoid being shocked, and have
>> never been shocked while grounded, but I have been shocked while ungrounded
>> numerous times without any lasting ill effects.
>> Ben
>>
>>
>>
>> b e n j a m i n p r a t t
>>
>> professor art+design
>> the university of wisconsin stout
>>
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> Norbert Senf
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Norbert Senf
Masonry Stove Builders
25 Brouse Road, RR 5
Shawville Québec J0X 2Y0
819.647.5092
www.heatkit.com
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