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shock of a 9volt battery Answered

Have you ever put a 9volt battery on your tongue? You will get a shock, or a charge on your tongue. How come if you put it on your finger or arm, you can not feel the same charge? How can I get that charge to be felt on your finger?

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spryor71 (author)2007-12-02

Thanks, awesome! I looked at radio shack.. would a 12v 2amp work or would it have to be 20volts to feel it?

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Bran (author)spryor712007-12-02

Oh, and 2 amps would be quite a shock. Just remember, DC current gives a nice *ZAP*. AC current will give you a shaking sensation.

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Thelonelysandwitch (author)Bran2008-12-21

doesn't 7 amps across the heart kill?

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cris1133 (author)spryor712008-01-06

when i wax 7 years old i got shocked by a 6v batttery pack it dosent hurt i just shook alot

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Bran (author)spryor712007-12-02

If you could make a Van de Graaff generator, you could generate (from a standard size one) a couple hundred thousand volts, though it would be at a very low amperage. And it would be a bit loud, if you didn't want you target/victim/guinea pig to know what was going on.

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w00ty32 (author)Bran2007-12-03

Have you actually zapped a guinea pig.....?

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Bran (author)w00ty322007-12-03

LOL! I think you misunderstood me; I meant guinea pig as in "lab rat", not the actual rodent (or whatever it is).

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w00ty32 (author)Bran2007-12-03

LOLz Oops, i did... and ya, they are rodents. Cuz that would be kinda cruel, actually zapping the rodent Poor hypothetical guinea pig being zapped T_T

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Lftndbt (author)w00ty322007-12-03

LoL that was great... ;) "poor hypothetical guinea pig being zapped"

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VIRON (author)2007-12-02

NOT LIABLE: Cut the output plug off a 9 Volts AC (not DC) wallwart and briefly touch the wires to a battery but don't plug it into an outlet. Is anything interesting "going on"?

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guyfrom7up (author)VIRON2007-12-02

That would really work, maybe for a split second, and even then

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spryor71 (author)2007-12-02

I'm pretty ignorant when it comes to electric. Do you mean a power pack, that can be bought at radio shack?

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Brennn10 (author)2007-12-02

Not sure if it will work, but try wetting your finger before you put the 9V on it.

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spryor71 (author)Brennn102007-12-02

That's the obvious, and it doesn't work.

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guyfrom7up (author)spryor712007-12-02

I think your tongue has a lower resistance because ti's saturated in saliva which acts as an electrolyte? Just a guess

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spryor71 (author)guyfrom7up2007-12-02

hmm, then what battery can be used to start to feel the current when touched to the skin? Is it a specific amount of volts, amps?

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guyfrom7up (author)spryor712007-12-02

why do you want to do this in the first place? You would need higher voltage to overcome the resistance

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spryor71 (author)guyfrom7up2007-12-02

trying to create a game of some sort. the idea is to push a metal button[s] on the multiple choice. If you select the wrong answer, it will send a good shock. I wouldn't want anything to hard hitting. Like the shock pens. they just hit way too hard.

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guyfrom7up (author)spryor712007-12-02

oh, why didn't you say so? Humans are generally grounded and all you need to do is create some high voltage at a very low amp.

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spryor71 (author)guyfrom7up2007-12-02

Ok, how can i create that? Can you sum it up real quick here in text, or is there already an instructable i could view?

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