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(9News (Australia))   Researchers shocked ...SHOCKED to learn that electric eels actually hunt in packs, deliver supercharged jolts to attack their prey   (9news.com.au) divider line
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2021-01-15 12:46:25 PM  
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2021-01-15 12:51:46 PM  
And all those other Supervillains told me I should go with the classical sharks with lasers for my slowly moving, easily escapable death traps, but this will show them! THIS WILL SHOW THEM ALL!
 
2021-01-15 2:38:51 PM  
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2021-01-16 9:13:43 AM  
"One individual eel of this species can produce a high-voltage discharge of 860 volts. So, in theory, 10 electric eels can produce 8,600 - that's a lot."

Wouldn't the voltage be the same but 100x the current? Amperage kills, not voltage.
 
2021-01-16 9:57:32 AM  
It appears that the eel has to be in direct contact..  in effect, this would be a parallel circuit, where the voltage would stay the same, and higher amperage... a series circuit would up the voltage, but as the eels are in the same water, they have a common ground.. don't think a series circuit is possible.  Several of them crawling on you at the same time could be a game changer....
 
2021-01-16 1:48:16 PM  

mr_fulano: "One individual eel of this species can produce a high-voltage discharge of 860 volts. So, in theory, 10 electric eels can produce 8,600 - that's a lot."

Wouldn't the voltage be the same but 100x the current? Amperage kills, not voltage.


It depends on whether they attack in series or parallel.
 
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