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What is the lowest voltage recorded that has caused fatalities?

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September 02, 2008 1:01AM

The best answer I can find is 60 volts. I'm not sure if this is AC or DC. However, it's not just the voltage that kills. You can be electrocuted by a car battery if you make a good connection to both poles. Most car batteries have around a 600 amp output. Even at 12 volts, this can be deadly. Keep in mind also that it's easier to be killed by DC than by AC. ---- IF YOU'RE NOT ALREADY SURE YOU CAN DO THIS JOB


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