Discussion in 'Homework Help' started by Geney, May 27, 2012.
Why does the person who touches a live wire get a shock even when after the wire is insulated?
they shouldn't if the wire is insulated. Perhaps you have wire with faulty insulation?
Are you sure you haven't touched the "LooseWire"?
After you have been here a while you will get the joke.
Do you mean isolated and not insulated?
yeah i actually heard thet one person died of catching a live wire.. i mean insulated wire.
By definition, if it's insulated he couldn't have received a shock. So there must have been a break in the insulation or the insulation was not sufficient to block the voltage that allowed the current which electrocuted him
What if the wire was intended for a low frequency but got shorted to a high-frequency, high-voltage supply? It might be possible for the conductor-insulator-hand to form a capacitor permitting enough AC current to flow to be fatal.