From: "Phil Allison"
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Subject: Re: battery operated neon light please help if you can
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Date: Fri, 3 Jan 2003 20:22:40 +1100
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"Robert Baer" wrote in message
> Phil Allison wrote:
> > "John Larkin" wrote in
> > message news:email@example.com...
> > > On Thu, 2 Jan 2003 22:13:48 +0000, John Woodgate
> > > wrote:
> > >
> > > >I read in sci.electronics.design that Frank Bemelman
> > > > wrote (in
> > > >.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
> > > >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.
** Imagine (with a kid ) one end of the 230 volts DC on the tongue and
the other in the left (wet) fingers.
OTOH Better not imagine that.