Why choose 120 volts?

Warren Bailey wbailey at gci.com
Thu May 28 03:07:53 CDT 2009

AC Grabs, DC Pushes. 

And for the record, I am confident this is the longest thread in the
history of this list lol. Note to self, consult nanog on facility power
when building next datacenter. *laugh*


Warren Bailey
GCI Communication Corp.
RF Network Engineering
907.868.5911 office
907.903.5410 mobile

-----Original Message-----
From: Leen Besselink [mailto:leen at consolejunkie.net] 
Sent: Thursday, May 28, 2009 12:05 AM
Cc: nanog at nanog.org
Subject: Re: Why choose 120 volts?

> It's worth noting that despite higher voltages here there aren't more 
> deaths or injuries - but maybe it's because people take it more 
> seriously.  Admittedly no one I know is nuts enough to use body parts 
> for "liveness testing".

(sorry for being kinda late in this discussion)

I've never felt the urge to do so either, maybe I'm just a wimp. ;-)

But here is a something I've heared from people who do/have or know
people who do have. And usually they are people with a degree in the
field of electronics:

use the back of the hand

don't grap wires, when current passes through your body, muscles
contract and you don't want to hold on to it when those muscles make a
fist or more that arm towards your body. You just want to touch it

Just to make things clear, I am NOT going to suggest you should do so,
just telling you what I think I heared.

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