Thread: I hate GFCI's
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Old 12-22-2012, 09:12 AM
Kiril Kiril is offline
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Originally Posted by addictedtolandscaping View Post
Direct contact with 100 volts or less, though not considered safe, is not likely to harm you because it is not of sufficient potential to conduct a fatal magnitude of current through the body.
You can exceed the let go threshold with almost no voltage if your resistance to ground is low. The let go threshold varies for each person, as does dry skin resistance, but generally ranges in the 10 - 20 mA range and 1000 to 100,000 ohms respectively. With that in mind ......

I = 120 volts / 1000 ohms = 120 mA ----> if sustained will likely kill you.
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