From: Robert Baer
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Subject: Re: battery operated neon light please help if you can
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Date: Fri, 03 Jan 2003 07:52:23 GMT
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Phil Allison wrote:
> "John Larkin" wrote in
> message news:firstname.lastname@example.org...
> > On Thu, 2 Jan 2003 22:13:48 +0000, John Woodgate
> > wrote:
> > >I read in sci.electronics.design that Frank Bemelman
> > > wrote (in <3e14aed8$0$37205$1b62eedf@news
> > >.euronet.nl>) about 'battery operated neon light please help if you
> > >can', on Thu, 2 Jan 2003:
> > >>What I always found interesting is that a 5 yr old kid can stack
> > >>twentyfive 9V batteries in series, and kill itself. And it seems
> > >>like a logical thing to do, at that age, almost the same as playing
> > >>with lego-bricks etc.
> > >
> > >They even fit together like Lego. But luckily, not many 5YO have access
> > >to as many as 25.
> > 225 vdc is unlikely to be lethal.
> ** Sounds VERY lethal to me.
> .................. Phil
...and even 6VDC can be lethal.
Low skin resistance, wet hands and get across the terminals so the
current flows thru the chest (heart) and goodbye.
Or, get your ring across the car battery (6V in old daze were nastier,
but the 12v ones are as bad), and one liquid ring, one less finger.
Or, put that standard fresh 9V battery across the tongue *FRAP* and it
may become a bit holey without benefit of saints.