Subject: What is the amperage of a typical Van de Graaf Generator?
Date: Sun Feb 24 16:29:07 2002
Posted by Zach Turvek
Grade level: 10-12
School: Capo High School
City: Capastrino State/Province: CALIFORNIA
Area of science: Engineering
If the amperage/ current is high, why is it not dangerous? I heard that rubbing
shoes on the floor can create a peak current of 30 amperes when a doorknob is
touched. Is this true? Isn't just one ampere with that enough voltage( there is
plenty in a van de Graaf) enough to be lethal? I do not understand. I am doind
a project and I want to be safe.
Re: What is the amperage of a typical Van de Graaf Generator?
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