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Current from an electrical socket?


I've looked over the internet and found out that electricity is not just a matter of volts but also current. I have an aunt who said as a child she was knocked back when she touched a socket that was 110V or 120V. I can't seem to find out on the internet how much current runs through an ordinary socket in a home. Anyone know?

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Usually 110v,unless for something special,like a dryer,then 220v.
I got hit by 440v about ten years ago and it threw me off a ladder and into a wall about six feet back. Good thing the concrete floor broke my fall.
I felt really weird for the rest of the day.:beatup

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I take it that was a fiber-glass ladder?

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I can't imagine why Blackwood Bat.

I was wondering more how much current, in terms of Amps (I believe is how it's measured) is in a socket.

For example a socket has 110V with "X" current running through it and it will knock you back.
A stun gun has in excess of 10,000V but will not knock you back because of the low level of current.

So any electricians out there know the answer?

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I know very little,if anything about electricity.
I have lots of friends who are electricians,so I don't need to know. I know a few basics at best.

Yes,fiberglass ladder. It was a building under construction and I was reaching up and a few live wires were hanging down that didn't have wire nuts. A couple touched my right bicep as I lifted my arm and the next thing I remember I was being slammed against the wall. I still have a scar,but it's slowly going away.
They told me I could have been killed,which is something I really didn't want to hear. :lol

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I know I've taken a good jolt off of a 110V and 220V socket and both knocked me on my ass. Certainly something I don't want to repeat. Plus my wife took away my electrical priveliges too.

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The current is basically only limited to 1) the maximum your entire circuit box can provide (most homes are 100 Amp or 200 Amp service) and 2)the limitation of the circuit breaker the particular line is running from. Most outlets in your home will be either 15 or 20 Amps. Dryers and very large appliances sometimes are on a 220V line with 2 breakers, one for each phase. As much as 30 Amps per phase. That's nothing to mess around with, it can seriously hurt you or even kill you.Therefore don't be putting any car keys in the outlet to see if you can take it. Also don't run with scissors, I'll let someone else take that lesson.

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have i come to the wrong forum :huh

Elctricity, shocks,holy fuse box batman



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Nope, You're in the right place. We've just all gotten bored with Batman so we're gonna change the forum to Broherhood of the Electrical stuff. :rollin

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Well you CAN use rubber to protect yourself from electricity.
I know just enough about electricity to leave it alone.:wink
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