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Re: Can you kill someone with simple cap?
« Reply #25 on: September 01, 2016, 12:34:04 am »
I just caught myself on a thought:
You can arrange couple capacitors in parallel, charge them up to 300 V (or even higher, depending on capacitor) and go around poking people, maybe even lethally. Why this did not happen before? Seems like super easy plan for criminals to kill someone or severely damage. Some caps have very small internal resistance, so I think it is a piece of cake to get some substantial current to the body. Am I missing something?

Yes. (But opinions/theories can vary).
But the location(s), of these "killer" capacitors, are secret, until it is too late.
Even going near these "secret" capacitors, can be fatal.
I could explain to you how to attempt to find out where some of them are, but I won't do that, as it could get me into trouble, and yourself seriously hurt or worse.
So what am I talking about, truth or fiction/false ?
Please feel free to scroll down for answer. I can't find any spoiler tags, and [spoiler] etc, doesn't seem to work. So I had to improvise.






























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