As little as 100 mA (1/10th of an amp) can potentially be fatal. 480 volt circuits are absolutely capable of delivering much more than 100mA of current. So, while it’s possible to survive contact with 480, I certainly wouldn’t recommend it.

What happens if you get shocked by 500 volts?

Exposure to high voltage electricity (greater than 500 volts) has the potential to result in serious tissue damage. Serious electrical shock injuries usually have an entrance and exit site on the body because the individual becomes part of the electrical circuit.

How many volts does it take to electrocute yourself?

Individuals have been electrocuted by appliances using ordinary house currents of 110 volts and by electrical apparatus in industry using as little as 42 volts direct current. The real measure of shock’s intensity lies in the amount of current (amperes) forced though the body, and not the voltage.

### Can being electrocuted affect your personality?

Summary: Researchers have shown that an electric shock ranging from 120 to 52,000 volts can cause neurologic and neuropsychological symptoms in humans. Following an electrical injury, some patients may show various emotional and behavioral aftereffects, such as memory loss and symptoms of depression.

Can 9v battery kill you?

To kill a person, an electrical shock has to pass through the heart causing arrhythmia. Even if it entered the body, a 9 volt current is not strong enough to cause arrhythmia. But also, it never actually enters the body. That’s all for this episode on 9 Volt Battery Myths And Facts.

How much damage can 5000 volts do?

What damage could a 5000 volt shock do to the body? In fact, besides a little neurotic “shock”, the voltage itself makes no damage if the current doesn’t exceed 15 mA (0.015 A). The current through the body depends mostly on the electrical conductivity of the skin.

#### What happens if you put a 9 volt battery on your tongue?

You can try it by putting both terminals of the 9 volt battery on any part of skin or muscle tissue, there will be no shock, but once you place these terminals on your tongue, you will feel a tingling sensation. The watery surface of tongue attracts the electric charge of 9-volt battery.

How many volts will kill a cat?

Around 0.01 amps of sustained 110-volt house current are enough to kill an average-sized house cat. Twice this produces severe burns even in big animals like humans.