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Step Up transformer...1000v?

I accidentally got shocked from a 12 to 1000v dc transformer (Input from x8 AA batteries).

Is that potentially dangerous?

And yes, getting shocked from a thousand volts hurts...a lot.

8 Answers

  • 2 months ago
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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    A 12 to 1000 vdc transformer?

    I never heard of such a thing.

    Where did you get it?

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    • 1 month agoReport

      It's extremely easy to make, effectively all you're doing is running an inductor to ground (across a switch), let the inductor get charged then turn the switch to ground off, then open a switch to charge a capacitor with the energy in the inductor. Repeat over and over.

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  • 2 months ago

    Yes electricity is currently, potentially dangerous. This is why we don't allow the uninformed to mess with it but on occasion someone does and gets killed or worse.

    DO NOT Mess with it. If you are illiterate you must read up on the dangers.

    • M.
      Lv 7
      1 month agoReport

      Currently dangerous??

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  • Lôn
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    It's the ampage(current) that's dangerous not the voltage...otherwise a Van der Graaf generator would be lethal!

    • 1 month agoReport

      Not really... 1000 A at 5V is perfectly safe. 25mA at 2.5 kV should be JUST enough to stop your heart. 
      *Well, assuming your hands are dry that is.

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  • 2 months ago

    Shock by 1000V from a converter just let you feel painful . Unless you tight firmly your both hands to both 1000V output, then might kill you perhaps in minute.

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  • qrk
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    You are only getting shocked by a single pulse which lasts a very short time since your are hitting the transformer with DC. Depending on where the current flows in your body and your heart health, it could be deadly to completely safe. I've been shocked by 400VDC from forearm to finger tip. Left my arm sore for a few days and had two burn marks from the arc.

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  • 2 months ago

    transformers work with AC only. This could be a DC-DC converter.

    yes, it could be fatal. 

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  • 2 months ago

    Burns might result.

    If you span the contacts or to ground from left arm to  some other part of body, you could damage heart rhythm.

    Source(s): Charlie Weaver's mom got hit by lightning, could get TV on her glasses.
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