# How Many Amps Does It Take to Kill You?

How many amps it takes to totally kill a human being seems to be somewhat varied. In the average human being, as few as 20 amps can result in death. For some individuals, such as Ma Xiangang, the rate seems to be much higher. In fact, Ma states that mild electricity gives him energy.
In the right conditions, it only takes fifty milliamps to kill someone. A 9 volt battery has the ability to kill a person, if it is a direct and open hit. Two-hundred-forty volts of AC could also kill someone.
In order to kill a healthy human being you would need 0.05 amps if the currant was to travel through the heart via the left arm. In order to kill a person with a weak heart you would only need approximatley 0.03 amps.
A 75 milliampere of current can kill a man. It can cause ventricular defibrillation that may lead to a man's death. Current rating that can kill a man still depends on one body's resistance.
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