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Low voltage health problems Answered

Hello, I saw a great project on youtube, a water button, and gave it a try. it works, all it does is when one touches water, a led turns on, just a proof of concept. But what I was worried about, is if there are any negative health impacts of 3.3 v going though you and into the ground? The power is not noticeable, but still, I worry. ps. I did Google this, but couldn't find anything.

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E-R-IC

9 years ago

no

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penguins

9 years ago

Wow thanks guys, my paranoia can rest.

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11010010110

9 years ago

exposure other than VERY long (many days continuous) wont do nothing VERY LONG exposure maybe may have some local effects at the points of contact (electrolysis vs the chemistry of the body) but unlikely

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penguins

9 years ago

Thanks guys, I was not so worried about being killed, seeing as I have tried it, but does it do anything else to your body? Thanks ~penguins

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Kitemanpenguins

Reply 9 years ago

Nope.

Even quite high voltages are harmless to people in reasonable health. I've been zapped with around half a million volts on more than one occasion, and it never damaged memememememememememememememememememememe....

I wore a beard at the time, and I could feel it waving just before I got the jolt.

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LinuxH4x0r

9 years ago

Nope. Its not even enough to go through your skin

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guyfrom7upLinuxH4x0r

Reply 9 years ago

WELL technically it does, but it's like less than 0.000000001 amps do the law xD In worse circumstances, 30 volts can kill you. That's if you are in very salty water, your right foot is grounded, you have like a cut on your right foot and left hand, are drenched in water, are really hydrated and everything, and then touch 30 volts with your left hand. It's really hard to do.