Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Shock from windlass



I am not medically trained but I believe that It requires between 200 and 1000s of DC voltage when you do that medical procedure...that's what is happening when "charging." There is a large capacitor charging so that the patient receives a momentary burst.

You need to look for a 110-220VAC source of current.


CW Bill Rouse
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On Sat, Oct 6, 2018, 15:59 greatketch@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:


If there was no AC shore power connected, then that makes things a lot simpler--and safer.

24 Volts DC will normally not give enough current flow through the human body to notice. With very sweat-wet skin I have felt feel what might best be called a "tingle," not anything I'd call a "jolt" although it can be surprising.  

You can certainly put one hand on each terminal of a 24 Volt battery and not feel a thing, because your body has a far higher resistance than that wrench shorted across those same terminals.

Anything less than 50 Volts is normally considered "safe" for people.

Bill Kinney
SM160, Harmonie

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