Body Resistance

If 10mA are "lethal", what voltage (V=IR) would be required to produce the current through your body?

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- February 11th 2007, 06:36 AMbshrineElectrical Engineering
__Body Resistance__

If 10mA are "lethal", what voltage (V=IR) would be required to produce the current through your body? - February 11th 2007, 08:50 AMchogo
i think i read somewhere that you can assume human body resistance to be 500 kilo ohms. This will ofcourse vary depending on the conditions (i.e if ur wet)

therefore isV=IR

V = ?

I = 1 * 10^-5 A

R = 500,000 ohms

therefore V= 0.00001 * 500 = 5 volts - February 11th 2007, 09:38 AMThePerfectHacker