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# How many amps does it take to kill you?

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It takes between 0.1 and 0.2 amps to kill a human being. Shocks above 0.2 amps are not considered to be lethal because a human can be revived from that voltage if the victim receives immediate medical attention.

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A current over 0.2 amps is likely to cause severe burns and stop a person's breathing. Shocks that are above 0.2 amps are strong enough to make the heart shut down long enough to protect itself from the damage of the electrical current running through the body. This is why a person can be revived from a shock of over 0.2 amps.

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The Watts formula, P=V x I, shows the relationship between volts, amps and watts. The "P" signifies power in watts, "V" denotes voltage in volts and "I" stands for the current in amps. This formula is used in electrical calculations and can be used in conjunction with Ohm's law.

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At 120 volts, the most common household current in the United States, a 100-watt light bulb draws 0.83 amps. To calculate the amperage of a light bulb, one must divide the number of watts by the volts powering the circuit.

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In order to convert amps, short for amperes, into kVA (Kilovolt-ampere), current in amps and the voltage in volts has to be multiplied and then divided by 1000. Mathematically, kVA = Current (in amp) * Voltage (in volts) / 1000.