I had always heard when I was growing up that a television tube can store a high voltage and the discharge from it can be fatal even if the tv is unplugged. I asked an electronic service technician about this and he said, "it really isn't that dangerous because even though the voltage is high, the current is low." Since Ohm's Law states that I = V/R, current is proportional to voltage meaning that the higher the voltage is the higher the current will be as long as the resistance remains constant. I have also heard of other devices that administer a high voltage shock that is non-lethal because it is low current. Examples are electric fences, Tazers, electrostatic discharges, etc. How is this possible? Is there something besides the person being shocked that is limiting the current? Is the current of such short duration that it doesn't cause a disabling response? I once got a hand-to-hand shock from a bank of capacitors in an unplugged tube amplifier. It definitely got my attention! I actually felt the current pass from my right hand to my left hand, but I could tell it was travelling on the surface of my skin rather than through my muscles. I had no residual pain and even though I didn't let go of the conductors, the duration of the current flow seemed to last only a fraction of a second. The capacitors were charged in excess of 400V. Did I dodge a bullet because the current could not be sustained by the capacitors long enough to cause damage or because it took an outer path rather than an inner path? What is the best way to discharge devices that can store a high voltage electrical charge?