Electrical Safety. Lineman survives 19,000V shock

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by NZMikeV, Jan 31, 2011.

  1. NZMikeV

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  2. debe

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    From what i can remember as a linesman its 33Kv betwean phases & about 19Kv betwean 1 phase & earth, which is what he was doing. Very lucky indeed.
     
  3. magnet18

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    And that, kiddos, is why we don't play around power lines.
    well, not that case specifically, because he lived, but you get the point
    I could never be a lineman, waaaay too high stress for me, im slightly scared of a little 180V dc-dc converter...
    And 19000 volts straight through the chest, its a miracle his heart wasn't simply vaporized :eek:
     
  4. mik3

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    Well, he was lucky but the leather gloves helped too.
     
  5. blah2222

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    Voltages doesn't go through you, c'mon now, it's the current that'll get you...
     
  6. mik3

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    Yeah, that is because I said the leather gloves he was wearing helped. The current through his body was reduced by their high electrical resistance.
     
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