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Is it possible to be shocked by a car battery?

From what I've heard, one can't even feel the shock from a car battery. Is this true? Does anyone have an explanation on "Cranking Amps"? How thick should the cables be if I need run the current somewhere?

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carbon (author) 10 years ago
Contest: First one to place what my avavtar is gets a cookie!
LasVegas carbon10 years ago
It's Dr. Who's TARDIS
carbon (author)  LasVegas10 years ago
And you have just confirmed my hypothesis: Every reasonable human being on the planet watches at least one of the following: Doctor Who, Stargate, and Mythbusters
What if I watch all three?
LasVegas carbon10 years ago
So what does that say for us that watch all three?
carbon (author) 10 years ago
Is there really no way to safely use house current for anything?

Self-answer: *sigh* No there isn't.
LasVegas carbon10 years ago
When I was a kid, my father and I constructed a hot dog cooker out of a butter dish, two 3-penny nails, and a microswitch. The switch was installed such that the HOT line of the 120 volts wasn't connected unless the cover was on the butter dish. The nails were bent up through the bottom of the dish so that a hot dog could be pierced between the nails. All the wiring was epoxied under the dish. Yes. It made exelent hot dogs, safely and was a fun project.
Is it possible to build the same type of cooker but to use a 12 volt car battery instead of 120 AC/
mje LasVegas10 years ago
We had a commercial device that cooked three or four dogs on carbon electrodes when the cover was closed. You got hot dogs with black, carbon-stained ends, and charring from where it arced.
carbon (author)  LasVegas10 years ago
I'm assuming that it is legal, then? I kinda assumed that there would be laws to prevent certain people from electrocuting themselves... And thanks for all of the advice!
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