# Which Is More Dangerous High Voltage Or High Current?

## Can 12v DC kill you?

While a car battery has enough amperage (electrical power) to kill you, it doesn’t have enough voltage (electrical force – to push the electrons through your body).

Your body is just not conductive enough to be fried by 12 volts.

Tom: The danger from car batteries is not so much electrocution as it is explosion..

## Can 240 volts kill you?

An electric shock from a 240 volt power point can kill you, but on a dry day your car door can zap you with 10,000 volts and just make you swear.

## Why is Danger High Voltage not dangerous high current?

REVIEW: Harm to the body is a function of the amount of shock current. Higher voltage allows for the production of higher, more dangerous currents. Resistance opposes current, making high resistance a good protective measure against shock.

## Does high voltage mean high current?

In a linear circuit of fixed resistance, if we increase the voltage, the current goes up, and similarly, if we decrease the voltage, the current goes down. This means that if the voltage is high the current is high, and if the voltage is low the current is low.

## Does high voltage kill you?

When the voltage of a current goes up, your skin’s resistance goes down. … It can pass through your skin into your blood vessels. If the level of amps is high enough, it can do some serious damage to your body tissues. It could even kill you!

## Which current is more dangerous?

A.C. is said to be four to five times more dangerous than D.C. For one thing, A.C. causes more severe muscular contractions. For another, it stimulates sweating, which lowers the skin resistance.