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Old August 7th 03, 11:29 AM
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Default Anyone ever had a fatal electric shock?


The question seems daft, but bear with me, gentlemen. Has anyone ever
had an electric shock that they feel lucky to have survived?

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Old August 7th 03, 01:23 PM
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In article , Paul Burridge
says...

The question seems daft, but bear with me, gentlemen. Has anyone ever
had an electric shock that they feel lucky to have survived?


800+ VDC off the plate supply of an old Gonset GSB-100 transmitter
once. Fortunately, it was all along one arm. It knocked me across the
room, and left a nice first-degree burn at the contact point.

Doubt I'd be around to type this if I'd been working with both
hands at the time.


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Old August 7th 03, 01:23 PM
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In article , Paul Burridge
says...

The question seems daft, but bear with me, gentlemen. Has anyone ever
had an electric shock that they feel lucky to have survived?


800+ VDC off the plate supply of an old Gonset GSB-100 transmitter
once. Fortunately, it was all along one arm. It knocked me across the
room, and left a nice first-degree burn at the contact point.

Doubt I'd be around to type this if I'd been working with both
hands at the time.


--
Dr. Anton Squeegee, Director, Dutch Surrealist Plumbing Institute
(Known to some as Bruce Lane, KC7GR)
kyrrin a/t bluefeathertech d-o=t c&o&m
"Quando Omni Flunkus Moritati" (Red Green)
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Old August 7th 03, 02:08 PM
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IIRC a "fatal" shock is mroe likely to be a mddling-current one. The
stronger ones tend to self-defibbrilate you.

That's why lightning strike victims often survive.

A BAD shock I got once was when I had a pair of 400uf, 450V capacitors
forming up on the cap tester.
It was up to 450 volts, but still pulling a few milliamps. I went to set it
aside and wrapped one hand around one big aluminum can, other hand around
the other can. I thought both cans were grounded, but somehow got a heck of
a shock! Later on I realized I was chanrging the capacitors in series for
some reason.

Take care,


George



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IIRC a "fatal" shock is mroe likely to be a mddling-current one. The
stronger ones tend to self-defibbrilate you.

That's why lightning strike victims often survive.

A BAD shock I got once was when I had a pair of 400uf, 450V capacitors
forming up on the cap tester.
It was up to 450 volts, but still pulling a few milliamps. I went to set it
aside and wrapped one hand around one big aluminum can, other hand around
the other can. I thought both cans were grounded, but somehow got a heck of
a shock! Later on I realized I was chanrging the capacitors in series for
some reason.

Take care,


George



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Old August 7th 03, 02:41 PM
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On Thu, 07 Aug 2003 12:33:24 GMT, "Harris"
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Several people have and of course they are all dead.


Well I don't believe the answer's that simple. I'll explain in due
course, but would like to give a few others a chance to guess what I'm
driving at (this isn't some sort of joke BTW).
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Old August 7th 03, 02:41 PM
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On Thu, 07 Aug 2003 12:33:24 GMT, "Harris"
wrote:

Several people have and of course they are all dead.


Well I don't believe the answer's that simple. I'll explain in due
course, but would like to give a few others a chance to guess what I'm
driving at (this isn't some sort of joke BTW).
--

"I believe history will be kind to me, since I intend
to write it." - Winston Churchill
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Old August 7th 03, 02:41 PM
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On Thu, 7 Aug 2003 14:11:10 +0000 (UTC), "Leon Heller"
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I've seen someone get hold of 440 V 3 phase bus bars, one in each hand. He
was across the supply for about 5 minutes as the emergency stop button in
the lab didn't work and he couldn't let go. He was lucky - just badly burnt
hands. He was back at work a couple of days later, heavily bandaged.


Thanks, Leon. This is the kind of 'unsurvivable shock' I had in mind.
I'm sure we'll have several more hair-raising examples to come yet,
though.
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