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#### hdjim69

- Jan 1, 1970

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question regarding voltage. If a volt is a volt is a volt, that is 1

volt can push 1 coulomb of electron flow (1 amp) through 1 ohm of

resistance, than all volts are the same pressure, hence why is a unit

of measurement. So why is it if I take a new small 9v battery from any

convenience store and shock myself with it, the shock of this 9v

battery is MUCH smaller then a shock from a 12v car battery ? It

can't be the 3v difference. Is it the amount of current ? But then

since there is not resistance between myself and the battery, the 9v

would produce 9 amps and the car battery 12 amps again, not that much

difference but the shock is a huge difference.

And no, I'm not into shocking myself but it happens...

TIA

J