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    Super random

    I know this is super random but it blew my mind.
    My idiot friend got a taser (the civilian type) and he told me he got curious and zapped his wall outlet for a few seconds. I thought that would surely have electrocuted him or killed him. I know plastic is an i insulator and Iím assuming the taser is plastic on the handle but still, I know a taser doesnít have enough amps to kill you as itís mainly volts but Iíve always heard a wall outlet has enough amps to at least shock you pretty bad or even possibly kill you. He did say he fried his light. I figured he would have destroyed his wiring or possibly caught a fire.
    Curious if any electrical professional on here could explain in laymanís terms lol.
    Again I know super random. And no my idiot friend is not me, I am not that dumb. I like my wiring and my heart still pumping. I am too scared to experiment with electricity. Also trying to convince my buddy he is not mature enough for a taser haha

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    Tripped breaker worst that could happen
    A lot stronger than Gibs will ever be

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    I would have he surely would have gotten shocked
    but I guess the plastic on the taser would stop it from getting him?

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    Taser has to be insulated otherwise everyone you pressed it you would get zapped. Still not the brightest thing to do though your friends an idiot. Think he full of shit too to be honest, an outlet wouldnít be on the same circuit as a light fitting

    Originally Posted by Texan69 View Post
    I would have he surely would have gotten shocked
    but I guess the plastic on the taser would stop it from getting him?
    A lot stronger than Gibs will ever be

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    tell him to put a fork in the socket

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    Originally Posted by Trump View Post
    , an outlet wouldn’t be on the same circuit as a light fitting

    sure it can.


    Texan, is your buddy on meth? Hahaha
    traps are the new abs.

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    I agree with Trump. I don’t think it would have made it to the fixture. Typically it’ll trip the breaker or if it’s a gfi outlet it would trip right at the outlet. Both of those are basically safeties so you don’t damage anything else. But as everyone has said, not smart. Is it me or do we all have a friend or two just like this, lol you know the kind that get drunk and think it might be a good idea to use gas and light things up, lol

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    Reminds me of middle school when the kids used to put gum wrapper foil in the outlets and then kick them together.

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    Come to think of though, if you surge enough power it can blow a fixture before that breaker trips. Thus the reason they make surge protectors I would assume, but I’m not an electrician, lol

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    Originally Posted by Uncle manny View Post
    Reminds me of middle school when the kids used to put gum wrapper foil in the outlets and then kick them together.
    thats some new jersey shit ..Little kids practicing to hot wire cars

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    Sockets and lights are on a different circuit unless you Americans do shit wrong which wouldn’t be out the ordinary

    Originally Posted by Raider View Post
    Come to think of though, if you surge enough power it can blow a fixture before that breaker trips. Thus the reason they make surge protectors I would assume, but I’m not an electrician, lol
    A lot stronger than Gibs will ever be

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    Originally Posted by Trump View Post
    Sockets and lights are on a different circuit unless you Americans do shit wrong which wouldn’t be out the ordinary

    It sounds like we do then cuz you’re wrong.
    traps are the new abs.

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    Im not but have it your way


    Originally Posted by Tren4Life View Post
    It sounds like we do then cuz you’re wrong.
    A lot stronger than Gibs will ever be

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    Originally Posted by Trump View Post
    Sockets and lights are on a different circuit unless you Americans do shit wrong which wouldn’t be out the ordinary
    No reason why they can’t be. It’s not against code, and what’s the difference? As long as you aren’t overloading the circuit, electricity doesn’t care what you’re powering.
    Size is the prize and swole is the goal

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    Also, any power surge can hurt something on the circuit. So it’s very possible to burn up a light fixture. Breakers go by amps, it needs an amp draw larger than it’s rated for to trip. Voltage is whole other thing. Supply too many volts to a fixture that only wants 120v, then yeah you’ll fry it.
    Size is the prize and swole is the goal

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    Originally Posted by Trump View Post
    Im not but have it your way

    sure you are. Sounds like your feelings got hurt too.
    traps are the new abs.

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    Not at all I can show you the wiring diagrams of this rig that I built to US regs and all lighting is on a separate circuit as are the sockets. You need a neutral for sockets you don’t for lighting, in theory you could add a light onto your socket circuit but it wouldn’t be the correct practice.

    Originally Posted by Tren4Life View Post
    sure you are. Sounds like your feelings got hurt too.
    A lot stronger than Gibs will ever be

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    V=IxR you increase V with R staying the same I increases does it not?

    Originally Posted by Straight30weight View Post
    Also, any power surge can hurt something on the circuit. So it’s very possible to burn up a light fixture. Breakers go by amps, it needs an amp draw larger than it’s rated for to trip. Voltage is whole other thing. Supply too many volts to a fixture that only wants 120v, then yeah you’ll fry it.
    A lot stronger than Gibs will ever be

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    Originally Posted by Trump View Post
    V=IxR you increase V with R staying the same I increases does it not?
    Look at you with your formulas lol

    Not just a pretty face I see
    Size is the prize and swole is the goal

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    Who in the blue fck decides to zap an electrical outlet with a taser??? Wow.
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