[TechAssist] Re: 220v: End of Discussion

Its true, up to a point that the higher voltage jolts you away (so that you
can smash the back of your head on something), but still higher voltage
forms an arc and fries you pretty good. There isnt enough energy in the TV
high voltage or the spark voltage in a car engine to fry you.
Jerry Silverman
Greentron Inc
4 Newland Ave
Greenville SC 29609
864 232 3889
Fax 271 2080
mailto:greentron@xxxxxxx
----- Original Message -----
From: "Wayne Vanaman" <Wayne@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <techassist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Saturday, December 21, 2002 9:53 AM
Subject: [TechAssist] Re: 220v: End of Discussion


>
> Following that logic, grab hold of the HV line in a TV.  That must be
> perfectly safe.  And those power utility guys that get killed working on
> those utility lines-what kills them?  Don't tell me current.  It is
probably
> something closer to coloumbs per second.
>
> 220/240 (whatever) is ONLY safer because people THINK that the higher
> voltage means that they must be carefull.  110/120 (whatever) is Dangerous
> because it is Common.  Familiarity breeds contempt.
>
> Wayne Vanaman
> Omega Electronics
> 6904 W Fairfield Dr
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>
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>
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Vilhelm Boor" <villyboor@xxxxxxxxx>
> To: <techassist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>; <techassist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Saturday, December 21, 2002 12:37 PM
> Subject: [TechAssist] Re: 220v: End of Discussion
>
>
> >
> > Vilhelm Boor
> >  Boorelec Durban
> >  As to why higher voltage is less lethal the asker partly answered his
own
> question. Voltage does not kill current does. It follows if the voltage is
> higher the current will be lower. That again is only a partial answer, the
> major reason 200+V is safer really boils down to the jolt it delivers
which
> cause the muscles to rapidly contract. IE you get booted on your backside
> instead of being stuck on the line. It is a fact per head of population
> there are les fatalities with 240V than 120V.
> > --
> >
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