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.
- Born YesterdayLv 72 months agoFavorite Answer
Should we call 911?
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- Anonymous1 month ago
A 12 to 1000 vdc transformer?
I never heard of such a thing.
Where did you get it?
- PhilomelLv 72 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.
- LônLv 72 months ago
It's the ampage(current) that's dangerous not the voltage...otherwise a Van der Graaf generator would be lethal!
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- 異域秦後人Lv 72 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.
- qrkLv 72 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.
- billrussell42Lv 72 months ago
transformers work with AC only. This could be a DC-DC converter.
yes, it could be fatal.
- StarryskyLv 72 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.