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Do You Know If Wearing Silver Socks Will Increase The Chance Of Electric Shock?
- Oct 25, 2018 -

When the ordinary cotton socks are worn, the surface resistance is about 10^6 - 10^9, but the resistance in the thickness direction is about 10^4-7, which decreases as the humidity of the foot environment and the humidity of the air increase. It is close to the surface resistance of human skin.


The surface resistance of the silver socks is 10^3---10^6, and the thickness direction is 10^1-4, which decreases as the silver content increases. The purpose of using silver fiber is to antibacterial, not to reduce electrical resistance. Silver socks will increase the resistance with the oxidation of silver during the life cycle, which will reach the resistance level of ordinary cotton socks. However, the oxidation of silver does not reduce the antibacterial properties.


The reason for the electric shock is that there is enough current to flow through the human body. Although the silver socks resistance is smaller than ordinary cotton socks. But as long as there is no loop, there will be no electric shock; if you accidentally get an electric shock, wearing silver socks and wearing ordinary cotton socks in the entire electric shock to form a loop, the resistance of the socks is not a decisive factor, depending on the electric shock point and the shoe. The sum of all the resistances, in this series circuit, the human body resistance is about 10^5-7, the resistance of the shoe is 10^9-12, the thickness of the socks is much thinner than that of the human body and the shoes, and can be analogized to the volume resistance of the stockings, and Ordinary cotton socks are not much different. It is conceivable that even if the resistance is as small as 0, it is not the case of wearing socks, and it will not increase the chance of electric shock more than ordinary socks.


If it is the lightning of the wild, whether it is cotton socks and silver socks, people will be hurt, because the current and voltage of lightning are extremely high, the difference in resistance between ordinary socks and silver socks is not worth mentioning.


There is a situation to be aware of, if you hold ordinary cotton socks and silver socks to touch the fire wire of 220V power supply, the resistance of ordinary cotton socks 10^6-10^9 may not have contact inductance, silver socks 10^3---10 The resistance of ^6 will be, but if the foot is wearing cotton socks and silver socks to touch the 220V live wire, because the resistance in the thickness direction has been greatly reduced, there will be a contact inductance. This is the rhythm of nuo zuo nuo die, or don't try it easily. In short, in the case of normal use of silver socks, it does not increase the probability of electric shock.

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