How Many Volts Does It Take to Kill a Person?


There is no requirement for how many volts it takes to kill a person as it is the amperage which causes death. A person can withstand over 100,000 volts as with a stun gun. Electricity most often causes death by disrupting or stopping the electric rhythm of the heart.
Q&A Related to "How Many Volts Does It Take to Kill a Person?"
Its not the volts its the amps that do. It can only take 10 mA (milliamps) to the heart to kill you.the volts could be as low as 20 it just matters on the amps.
In general, the voltage would have to be above about 100 volts to kill. It makes the heart stop.
Voltages of 100 to 250V AC in wall outlets are the most common and can be
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How many volts does it take to kill a person? You can be hooked to 20,000 volts and it will not kill you. Does that surprise you? It is actually the current that kills you and it only kills if it passes through the heart. As little as 20 milliamperes can kill you. Remember if working around live electricity to keep one hand in your back pocket that way the current can't pass through your heart if you are shocked in the hand.
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