DC power versus AC power

Stephen Sprunk ssprunk at cisco.com
Mon Dec 30 15:01:26 UTC 2002

Thus spake joe mcguckin <joe at via.net>:
> It only takes 30ma to put your heart into atrial fibrillation. In the
> usa, gfi's are set to trip at 5ma.

Did you mean 5A, or am I misunderstanding GFIs?

> Normally 48VDC wouldn't be considered a 'lethal' voltage (I've talked
> to telephone technicians who said they used to play a game in the CO
> by wiring a handle to 90V ring voltage and seeing who could grab it
> for the longest time),

That explains so many things...


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