Does Volts Or Amps Kill You? Voltage, Current And Resistance


There’s a saying that “it’s not the volts that kills you, it’s the amps” and while that’s true in a way, you can’t have amps without volts and skin resistance plays a big part too. This video explores all this, introducing voltage, current and resistance for those new to these things.

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A few sources:

Worker deaths by electrocution – U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Physical Hazards: Electricity – Safety Institute of Australia Ltd

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