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what is the best voltage for zapping someone? Answered

 i want to make a shocker but I'm not sure which transformer to use. if it is too high, it might injure someone badly, but if its too low, you wont get much of a shock. i am using a square wave oscillator and i am planning to add a transformer to it to give it more zap

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tstuppleBest Answer (author)2012-05-31

Electric Fences have 10,000 volts but its the amps that can kill you. if you're not 100% sure what your doing to are much better to leave well alone.

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voltage is irrelevant. as long as it is over about 50 volts it can give a shock. it is a high current that causes pain or even death. when i say a high current i mean only about a milliamp if applied across the heart, you can get very high voltage shocks from static electricity like carpet shocks but as they are miniscule current they do no damage.

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rickharris (author)2012-05-31

Current kills! Over a few milli amps is dangerous.

This is a rather silly thing to do and often leads to people reacting with some violence.

If your talking disabling shocks (eg tazar) then your in dangerous territory for an amateur.

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blkhawk (author)2012-05-31

More than 30 volts is considered dangerous. An electric shock above 30 volts have the potential to cause fibrillation and death.

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