# Camera taser?

I was just wondering how many camera flash capacitors are safe for a camera taser, im not planning on tasing any body but  how many is too many??

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6 years ago
When it comes to electrical safety voltage and current aren't the whole story. The primary thing to worry about is stopping someones heart which depends primarily on the total amount of energy and type of signal delivered to the heart. Think about a defibrillator which is used to shock a heart back into rhythm (or stop it if it's still beating). Defibrillators deliver set amounts of energy, like 100 joules (but don't quote me on that, just look it up), at various signal.
Energy in a simple DC case is E(joules)=i*V*t (current(A)*voltage(V)*duration of pulse(s))
The amount of energy in a capacitor is E(joules)=0.5*C*V^2 (aka, one half*capacitance(in farads)*voltage(V)). The more capacitors you string together the more energy you have; whether they're in series or parallel will just change how it's ultimately discharged. Worst case scenario you can just add up their energies, but it really just gets dangerous when they discharge across your heart...like if you grab on side of your capacitor/s with one hand and the other with your opposite hand.
6 years ago
The heart chambers are sequenced by the atrioventricular bundle,
commonly known as "the bundle of His".

An electric shock does not actually stop a heart but disrupts the orderly
sequencing of the pump chambers into a simultaneous compression
referred to as fibrillation ( no blood is being pumped ) until another
appropriate electric shock re-sequences the bundle of His into
proper pumping action.

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6 years ago
Thank you for the additional information. To be clear though, since the question was about safety, without medical attention a heart that goes into fibrillation will result in death or irreversible damage in about 5-15 minutes...then it will stop.
6 years ago
Sooner, but you got the gist of it.
That is why automatic defibrillators should be available in
public transports and gathering events.

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R.A.T.M6 years ago
i wold say 2 thay hurt peroid i get burend by one so ya
Emsaid (author)  R.A.T.M6 years ago
i tried 6 but it kept un soldering it self haha
6 years ago
ya probably i have bun marks still from one