Hi All,
Wanted to thank you in advance for helping me with this question. And please, no jokes about Darwin Awards  I really want to know to satisfy my insatiable curiosity and would really appreciate if you can assist
Please see diagram, I have labeled parts A (first prong) , B (2nd prong), and C (end which plugs into device)
Scenerio 1) Pretend this is a USB plug, with the end attaching into an ipod or iphone to charge. what happens if a person touches A and B with one hand, and then C (end) with another hand? If it is a USB plug, will it do nothing because the charge is too low? person is standing on carpet. Will the person get a shock, or is the charge too low.
Scenerio 2) Same as scenerio 1, but person touches A, B and C with one hand?
Scenerio 3) Pretend this is not a USB plug, that the end "C" is a small metal end. If the person touches A and B with one hand, and then C (end with another hand), again standing on carpet, will the person be shocked? to cause bodily harm? Or will the carpet protect the person
Scenerio 4) Same as Scenerio 2 but person touches A,B, and C with one hand?
Thank you so much again Have a great day
In response to answers below: Thanks so much everyone. Yes I'm not familiar with electrical terms so forgive any wrong uses of my language. It seems that everyone is talking about the electrical current between A and B, not A and B and C? So C doesn't come into the equation at all even in Scenerio 3? I know that A and B together will give a shock, but I was curious about the A + B + C effect, if it would complete a circuit (since when you plug C into a device, it is charging the device, so the circuit is going to C, I thought..) Yes this is assuming it is a USA plug of 120 volts.
Wanted to thank you in advance for helping me with this question. And please, no jokes about Darwin Awards  I really want to know to satisfy my insatiable curiosity and would really appreciate if you can assist
Please see diagram, I have labeled parts A (first prong) , B (2nd prong), and C (end which plugs into device)
Scenerio 1) Pretend this is a USB plug, with the end attaching into an ipod or iphone to charge. what happens if a person touches A and B with one hand, and then C (end) with another hand? If it is a USB plug, will it do nothing because the charge is too low? person is standing on carpet. Will the person get a shock, or is the charge too low.
Scenerio 2) Same as scenerio 1, but person touches A, B and C with one hand?
Scenerio 3) Pretend this is not a USB plug, that the end "C" is a small metal end. If the person touches A and B with one hand, and then C (end with another hand), again standing on carpet, will the person be shocked? to cause bodily harm? Or will the carpet protect the person
Scenerio 4) Same as Scenerio 2 but person touches A,B, and C with one hand?
Thank you so much again Have a great day
In response to answers below: Thanks so much everyone. Yes I'm not familiar with electrical terms so forgive any wrong uses of my language. It seems that everyone is talking about the electrical current between A and B, not A and B and C? So C doesn't come into the equation at all even in Scenerio 3? I know that A and B together will give a shock, but I was curious about the A + B + C effect, if it would complete a circuit (since when you plug C into a device, it is charging the device, so the circuit is going to C, I thought..) Yes this is assuming it is a USA plug of 120 volts.
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