On Fri, 25 Jan 2019 11:47:43 -0800 (PST), Bryan Styble
Post by Bryan Styble
Well, that answers THAT.
Thanks much for your explication, David. I was clearly laboring under an incorrect assumption, always presumeing that the head-to-leg electrodes placement was so that the juice had the longest distance to traverse...although if a mere pinky in a wall socket will give you the Bundy treatment, I suppose it don't matter much where the chair's wires are "plugged in" to your body.
When you touch a hot household electrical contact and feel a jolt from it,
that's because you're grounded somewhere. Having one finger on a hot wire
won't jolt you if you aren't touching anything else and your shoes are
sufficiently insulated. (Don't try it though, because that would be
I'm not sure what would happen if you closed the circuit with one
fingertip, but I'm pretty sure it wouldn't feel as bad as if you closed it
by being grounded by your feet or your other hand.
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