[rescue] Shifted Sun GDM-500PS...

nimitz at ns1.nimitzbrood.com nimitz at ns1.nimitzbrood.com
Sat Dec 20 18:08:04 CST 2003

> > And remember, when working on live high-voltage electrical gear
> > (such as, say, deflection yokes), ALWAYS keep one hand in your
> > pocket. In the event of a slip, it helps prevent high-voltage
> > shocks across the chest, which can ruin your whole day.
> >
>    Is this true? Why would the location of your *other* hand matter? Stop that
> giggling -- I mean, wouldn't the current go down the (doomed) arm, through the
> (shaking) torso, and out the (now-smoking) feets?

>From what I understand, having been shocked more than once, the path of travel with one hand is down the side and out the feet if they're grounded enough.  It misses the heart or hits it less.

If you have both hands in the mix and it goes across the chest you might as well have had a defibrilator put on you because it does almost the same thing.

Mike Hebel

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