Thank you for your response Arlo. interesting view on voltage. However, voltage is the difference between the potentials, if you wish to talk about the basics. The current is the "push" as you so colourfully call it.
I find it entertaining to find out that someone who is capable of designing a converter and is profficient in discrete elements, doesn't know the basics. The 800 volts may kill you even at low amperage, but it would take a long time. Just ask the executioners in the usa, performing the inhumane executions.
little bit of analogy, which I fear now may be lost on you but will try anyway. Voltage is like a waterfall. It can be high but you may survive the fall down the flow. You may also die, if the waterfall (the difference between the potentials, the voltage) is high enough, even if the current is ver low. ngels Falls in venezuela. Nearly a kilometre high, a trickle of current.
The current, on the other hand, will kill you even in a perfectly horizontal flow, as long as it is sufficiently strong.
That is why the flow of electrons is called "current".
If you still do not understand the difference, get two rats and electrocute one with 1860V at 7.5A, as used for electric chair executions in the usa, and and the other with 1860A, at 7.5V.
See what happens next and then we can continue debate about your "basics", and who needs to learn them.
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Mar 11, 2018 6:52 pm
SlowCo wrote: ↑
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Arlo1 wrote: ↑
Mar 08, 2016 2:18 pm
If you go for 800v I would be SUPER careful that's kill me now kill me later voltage.
With all due respect, the voltage doesn't kill. It's the current that kills, and low frequency. Nikola Tesla demonstrated that back in 19th century.
You might want to read Arlo1's threads before making a fool of yourself. You've only been here for 4 posts and maybe much better skilled than any of the experts here. But starting off so condescending on this forum isn't the best way "in"...
I like Arlo's project with the Nissan Leaf drive train in an old Honda CRX:
https://endless-sphere.com/forums/viewt ... 30&t=63982
If you're so knowledgeable you might be able to assist him with your experience
Inducter I have felt more voltage that I want to and it was just a brush against it. Maybe you don't understand the VERY BASIC principals of electricity?? Let me start with this. Voltage is the push. So if you need amps to stop your heart you can do 1 of two things use low voltage with low resistance applied close to the heart. OR you can use higher voltage and let it PUSH its way though your skins resistance AT EASE and kill you. 800V is MORE THEN 10x what is needed to kill a human. And with the wrong circumstances like a cut on each finger LESS THAN 80v will be enough to flow though your blood which has iron in it and stop your heart. But if you don't have cuts on your fingers but you do have 800v in each hand I will assure you will not be a conscious being on this big blue marble for long.