[time-nuts] Line Voltage frequency Interface morphed to batteries
jfor at quikus.com
Mon Nov 28 23:40:32 EST 2011
> Another pathological example is the implanted pacemaker. How much
> voltage does it use. I bet way less then what's inside a 9V battery.
> But the location and the firm contact it makes means very little
> voltage is required.
Maybe. I'd guess a 5-40 V pulse.
The 48V "battery" in POTS phone systems can kill, I believe, especially
if the person's hands are wet and salty.
> One of the odd things about humans is that compared to other animals
> we are very tolerant of electrocution.
The resistance of dry skin limits the current greatly.
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