Need Help

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by learning, Jan 16, 2007.

  1. learning

    Thread Starter New Member

    Jan 15, 2007
    Trying to understand why a object that is positively charged by static electicity can become balanced or neutralized by the touch of a person.
    Why not for a person touching only the positive terminal of a battery? Why would electrons "not" flow to the positive terminal via the person from ground and attempt to neutralize as in the case of a positive static charged object.

    Thank You
  2. thingmaker3

    Retired Moderator

    May 16, 2005
    Electrostatic charges are several orders of magnatude higher in voltage. They more easily overcome the resitance of a human body.