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#1
Firstly... what is the proper name for those stand like things that you use to hold stuff such as lightgates... The ones with a heavy flat base and a long metal upright pole which you can clip grippers to, to hold things?

Secondly, with electrocution, its more the current that matters than the voltage isnt it?
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14 years ago
#2
At my school we call them clampstands

I belive it is voltage rather then current. You need a high voltage to pass through the skin but only a small current to kill you.

E.g at sub stations and large power pilons they have thousands of volts running through them and they warn of electrocution.

But ive only just woken up so anyone is free to completly slash through what ive said.
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14 years ago
#3
Its the actual current that kills you, but ofcouse there has to be a voltage that is pretty high to cause a current to flow through a human.
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(Original post by bwgames)
Firstly... what is the proper name for those stand like things that you use to hold stuff such as lightgates... The ones with a heavy flat base and a long metal upright pole which you can clip grippers to, to hold things?

Secondly, with electrocution, its more the current that matters than the voltage isnt it?
1) CLAMPSTANDS is the standard name

2) yes, its current that will kill you. not high volts. even passing a low number of milliamps can kill you

remember:

"volts that jolts
mills that kills"

(mills as in milliamps)
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#5
(Original post by magiccarpet)
even passing a low number of milliamps can kill you
but low current * body's high resistance = high voltage.
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14 years ago
#6
bosmon clamp & clamp stand
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14 years ago
#7
clamp stand
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