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Old 29th November 2020, 16:00   #31
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New headlights bought from Rimmers. Slight differences in construction to the originals but largely like-for-like. Undoubtedly brighter than those replaced.
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Old 1st December 2020, 18:43   #32
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About ten years ago, of an evening when a light drizzle was the air, I went to my local Halfords. I parked next to a car with a French registration. As I entered the store a man in his early fifties left. I trolled around the store for about fifteen minutes, bought something or other and left. The French car had it's bonnet up and sprawled across the engine was the driver, the self-same man who left the store around fifteen minutes earlier. Dead, very. Damp night, metal zip, exposed battery terminals . . .
If the guy had a pace-maker an electric shock could have stopped it working. Also he might have got near the high voltage side of the ignition if it was a petrol engine.

There are a lot of things that might have been the cause. The car's voltage from in the battery in damp air might have been enough.-----It's all supposition.

Under normal conditions, working in the dry with dry hands the resistance of a human being skin is enough to prevent the electricity entering the body.-( 12volts from the battery. )

What really disrupts human cells is high voltage. Spark plug voltage is enough. It simply instantaneously boils the liquid in the cell. Amperage plays very little part in it.-


A most apt Xmas smillie.

As lightening hits a tree the liquid content of the trunk is instantly turned into high pressure steam and the trunk simply explodes.----


PS.---Voltage is PRESSURE.---Amperage is QUANTITY.------Without voltage amperage doesn't go anywhere.
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Old 3rd December 2020, 11:39   #33
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Isn't it the amps that kill you?
Your fully charged car battery is chock-a-block full of amps but they won't kill you.---Death by battery must be less likely than being struck by lightning.---
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Old 4th December 2020, 10:27   #34
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Isn't it the amps that kill you?

Yes it is the current that does the (fatal) damage.



Don't take electrical instruction from someone that doesn't know what they're talking about..... e.g.


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Old 10th December 2020, 15:43   #35
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Yes it is the current that does the (fatal) damage.
I'll just eat raisins in future!
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Years back you could get a welder that worked straight off a battery, from exchange and mart, used one to build a trailer for our go karts
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