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Document ID (ISN)47861
CIS number 87-638
Year 1987
Convention or series no. CEI 479-2 IEC 479-2
Title Effects of current passing through the human body - Part 2: Special aspects
Original title Effets du courant passant par le corps humain - Deuxième partie: Aspects particuliers [in French]
Bibliographic information International Electrotechnical Commission, 3 rue de Varembé, 1211 Genève 20, Switzerland, 1987. 44p. Illus. 15 ref.
Abstract Description of effects of a) sinusoidal alternating current within the frequency ranges of 100 up to 1000Hz, 1000 up to 10.000Hz, and above 10.000Hz; b) special waveforms of current (with d.c. components, with phase control, with multicycle control); c) unidirectional single impulse currents of short duration. Scope, definitions, threshold of perception, threshold of let-go, threshold of ventricular fibrillation, threshold of pain.
Descriptors (primary) IEC; electricity; electric shock; electrical safety; biological effects; electric current
Descriptors (secondary) current frequency; threshold of pain; report; alternating current; electrical resistance of body; fibrillation; electrical accidents; threshold currents; physiology; direct current
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Subject(s) Electricity
Broad subject area(s) Electrical safety
Browse category(ies) Electricity