Does Voltage Or Current Kill Electronics? Answered
I've heard it a million times "It's the amps that kill". But what if we are talking about electronics? Would something that is 1.5 volts at an amp affect an electronic device? What if I had something at 10 kV, but virtually no current, like a piezoelectric ignitor? (Maybe both of these examples would, I'm not sure, but which is more likely?)
Just wondering if someone can tell me whether it is mainly the volts or amps that fry electronics. And also how this happens. Does the high voltage short circuit things? Or is it the current that would overheat the small little circuits inside?
I'm thinking that both are possible, but I'd like to know which is more likely to kill electronics, voltage or amperage?