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Old 04-27-2005, 05:09 PM   #1
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subject of electrocution



does anyone know why canadian homes run on 120 volts whereas europe and asia is on 220? can one die of electrocution IN ANY WAY in one's home whether it's 120 or 220 volts? i have not been electrocuted is one reason why i ask this question.
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Old 04-27-2005, 05:14 PM   #2
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i got electrocuted recently....
i was wrestling on the couch with one of my girlfriends..somehow she ended up on top.. so i was trying to get her off and i flipped her and her boot hit a light bulb and knocked the glass rite outta the socket, keeping it in tact... (What the??). so later in the day i removed the glass and put my 2 fingers in the socket (THE LIGHTS WERE OFFFFF) to unscrew and funny wavy evenrgy waves ran down my body for a good 3 seconds.. it was coooool man
what a f*** idiot i am.
i seriously thought if they lights r off, no energy is being fed to them! i was wrong.




and no.. i dont know the answers to ur questions.
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Old 04-27-2005, 05:17 PM   #3
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i was wrestling on the couch with one of my girlfriends..somehow she ended up on top.. so i was trying to get her off
I hope you were trying to get her off in a good way . . . . LOL


Yes, you can get electrocuted
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Old 04-27-2005, 05:19 PM   #4
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oh it was the good way baby



btw.. skycitybmw.... i absolutely love ur little gif in ur siggy...i couldnt stop laughing the 1st time i saw it.
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Old 04-27-2005, 05:19 PM   #5
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jst remember its not how much volts its the amps that kills U
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Old 04-27-2005, 05:20 PM   #6
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in europe they use DC (Direct current) and in America it's AC (alternating current)

http://www.enjoy-europe.com/hte/chap11/electric.htm
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Old 04-27-2005, 05:21 PM   #7
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in europe they use DC (Direct current) and in America it's AC (alternating current)

http://www.enjoy-europe.com/hte/chap11/electric.htm
WRONG!!! They r both AC both powers supplied to house Europe/N/A are both AC.
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Old 04-27-2005, 05:58 PM   #8
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are generators a/c or d/c? an alternator can run my house huh?
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Old 04-27-2005, 06:03 PM   #9
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Automobile Altaernator/Genrator Produces D/C everythin powered in ur car its run of DC.
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Old 04-27-2005, 10:50 PM   #10
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pfftt.... when I was little in Europe I for some reason decided to hammer in some nails into the sockets needles to say I got shocked by that 220 Volts and even though it was a shock for me my arm turned tomatoe red.... don't ask me why I was probably 4 or 5 at a time... still remember
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hammer nails into sockets?
thos little holes eh? just perfect enough for... "ZZZZZAAAAPPP".
ROFLes.
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Old 04-28-2005, 01:26 AM   #12
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hammer nails into sockets?
thos little holes eh? just perfect enough for... "ZZZZZAAAAPPP".
ROFLes.

Hey HEY I said I was like 4 or 5 give me a break I bet even you done something as stupid as I did that. Unless you can't remember =P
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Old 04-28-2005, 01:53 AM   #13
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i think the difference has something to do with the rate of electricity is flowing or something like that...
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Old 04-28-2005, 03:12 AM   #14
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yeah ive seen myths busters doing a test, and if you drop a hair dryer in your bath tub your dead buddy.
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Old 04-28-2005, 08:07 AM   #15
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Nerd-talk

Euro power is 220VAC (that's Volts Alternating Current) at 50 Hz (Hertz, that's 50 cycles per second). North america uses 120VAC at 60 Hz.

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