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Old 07-13-2010, 04:02 PM   #21 (permalink)
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72 or 4107 Volts does not matter its how many amps you can pump out.

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Old 07-13-2010, 10:47 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Phantom - With more voltage, it's easier to overcome the very high electrical resistance of the human body and force more amps through it.
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Old 07-19-2010, 09:37 PM   #23 (permalink)
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Phantom - With more voltage, it's easier to overcome the very high electrical resistance of the human body and force more amps through it.
It's nice to know some people understand ohm's law. On another forum I've explained it so many times that I decided to just made it my signature.
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Old 07-22-2010, 06:27 AM   #24 (permalink)
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This is why I love the story of the guy who, after having his car broken into too many times, installed an extra ignition coil, with an inhibit switch, and then ran a bared and frayed HT lead along the back of the driver's seat.

Sure enough, he was in the pub and suddenly heard a blood curdling scream outside, and his car was never messed with again! mwahaha!


I want to do something like that on the seat of my bike. Electric fence ribbon is pretty cheap!

Whether you can rig something similar with a car stereo I don't know. Even if you could you might damage it in the act of electrocuting the thief.
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For a while I had to park my EV in the main commuter lot at school and one of my locks broke, but I had an very decent anti-theft system. There was an isolation issue with my gauges, so whenever my EV was charging the chassis was energized and any poor nut who actually touched the car got electrocuted. Nothing that could kill you, but it would leave little burn makes and make you scream. I usually just pulled my ground cable to fix the isolation issue, but those times I just left it plugged in and nothing was ever taken.

Now my EV sits next to Police cruisers, so I don't think anyone will be messing with it.
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I heard a supposedly true story about someone keeping a bear trap on the driver's seat. He forgot to tell his mother-in-law about it when she borrowed the keys.
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I got a call from the police detective. Looks like they actually may have recovered my radio!



I have to go down to evidence and identify it. I don't think I'll be able to do that for a few days though. (The detective and my schedules seem to conflict.)

The best part is just knowing that the perp got caught!
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Recently the neighborhood hoodles went down the block testing car doors. Would you believe it, they stole my ScanGauge! Leaving the CDs, Digital camera, etc. The Bastiches!
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That sucks. Maybe you have fuel efficient thieves?
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I got a call from the police detective. Looks like they actually may have recovered my radio!



I have to go down to evidence and identify it. I don't think I'll be able to do that for a few days though. (The detective and my schedules seem to conflict.)

The best part is just knowing that the perp got caught!
Hopefully it will scare them straight! Good to hear you may have your radio back... It's just not as fun to drive listening to nothing... you don't even have an engine to keep you company!

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