Zapped by high-voltage torch light?

Discussion in 'Lounge' started by Dashken, Aug 15, 2007.

  1. Dashken

    Dashken Administrator!

  2. Adrian Wong

    Adrian Wong Da Boss Staff Member

    Err.. The story is fake, AFAIK. That torchlight sounds like a tazer. Your body jerks and spasms when you get hit by one. And if you are pulseless, well, you are dying.. or dead. Why the thieves would bother slashing her thigh, I don't know. Anyway, this is as likely as a UFO snatching your handbag. :haha:
  3. PsYkHoTiK

    PsYkHoTiK Admin nerd

    Eww chain mail... :o
  4. Adrian Wong

    Adrian Wong Da Boss Staff Member

    It's definitely a fake. If she has no pulse, no sane doctor will sew up her wound. She only has a few minutes before she's brain dead. :roll:

    BTW, high voltage only causes muscle spasms and pain. To kill, the device must be able to deliver a sufficiently high current. What was it... 0.6A to cause cardiac arrest or something like that?

    Conclusion : FAKE! :mrgreen:
  5. peaz

    peaz ARP Webmaster Staff Member

    yup. 0.6Amps over the heart for a cardiac arrest.

    Hmm this story looks like a make up one. badly written too. hahaha... urban myth... something for the mythbusters!
  6. PsYkHoTiK

    PsYkHoTiK Admin nerd

    Or for chics to read. They usually love chain mail... :o
  7. Dashken

    Dashken Administrator!

    Woohoo! Solved! :dance:
  8. The_YongGrand

    The_YongGrand Just Started

    The thing is, any torchlights wouldn't even kill an ant. Not even electrocute it to death.

    Y'know why? Because a torch light consist of this: krypton Bulb, batteries, plastic case and a receptacle for the krypton bulb and some metal contacts.

    If a torchlight *can* electrocute person and numbing the victim, the torchlight *must* be modified to have a huge capacitor, some resistors and some (maybe) inductors. It is because the capacitor can build up a lot of charge and can easily dump all of them (using a special circuit) to the another source (like victim). Meanwhile, a battery couldn't charge or couldn't dump charges unlike a capacitor. One easy example is an electric fly-swatter and the camera's flash device.

    Maybe that attacker did use a tazer. Or else, this is a fakest story ever composed. :haha:
  9. zy

    zy Staff Member

  10. Adrian Wong

    Adrian Wong Da Boss Staff Member

  11. zy

    zy Staff Member

    the point is, such device could exist :mrgreen: just dont know if the story is real :p
  12. Adrian Wong

    Adrian Wong Da Boss Staff Member

    Oh, such devices EXIST! They have existed for years! I hardly think it's such a secret. :D

    But the story is fake. There are too many details that don't add up.

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