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Document ID (ISN)33945
CIS number 80-1222
ISSN - Serial title 0536-1028 - Gornyj žurnal - Izvestija vysših učebnyh zavedenij
Year 1979
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Ščuckij V.I., Sidorov A.I., Sitčihim Ju.V.
Title Permissible contact duration for electric currents
Original title O dlitel'no dopustimyh tokah i naprjaženijah prikosnovenija [in Russian]
Bibliographic information June 1979, No.6, p.99-101.
Abstract Studies in 10 men to determine the electrical resistance of the human body in relation to the duration of passage of an alternating current of 12V 50Hz and a direct current of 50V 25mA are reported. Arm-to-arm current circuit was used. Duration was 5min. Formulae are given for body resistance to a.c. and d.c. permitting calculation of the probable intensity of the breakthrough current. For prolonged contact a permissible voltage of 24V for a.c. and of 50V for d.c. (with a threshold current of 25mA) is proposed.
Descriptors (primary) electricity; threshold voltages; threshold currents; electrical safety
Descriptors (secondary) electrical resistance of body; human experiments
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Electricity
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Electricity