Current pathways and reconstructions of human injury after contact with distribution powerlines are not well understood. The impedance, currents, and modes of tissue destruction are rarely known. Eight anesthetized hogs, weighing 68 to 90 kg, were used in studies with potentials ranging from 2,100 to 14,400 volts. Electrical contact was made between the hindlimbs, from the hindlimb to forelimb, and over other regions of the body. Currents from 4 to 70 amperes rms and impedances ranging from 130 to 477 ohms were measured. Phase angles up to 40° were observed. Copyright © 1981 by The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc.
A. Sances et al., "High Voltage Powerline Injury Studies," IEEE Transactions on Power Apparatus and Systems, vol. PAS thru 100, no. 2, pp. 552 - 558, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Jan 1981.
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