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Old 06-30-2014, 10:38 AM   #1
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Question Can you get an electical burn from an AC cable?

I had my roomba cable draped on my couch the other day and inadvertently fell asleep on top of it. Now I have a crazy burn on my upper back. At first I thought it was an infected spider-bite, but now I'm starting to think it's a burn from the cable. Is that even feasible?
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Unless you cut the cable open and touched both wires, no. You probably have an impression of the cable on your back not a burn.

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Old 06-30-2014, 10:52 AM   #3
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Unless you cut the cable open and touched both wires, no. You probably have an impression of the cable on your back not a burn.
hmm, it's definitely not an impression... it's black and swollen.
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That's called a bruise...
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That's called a bruise...
definitely not a bruise... there's a black scabbing indention and the area around it is swollen. Looks like a cigarette burn.
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definitely not a bruise... there's a black scabbing indention and the area around it is swollen. Looks like a cigarette burn.
Then you should probably consult a real doctor instead of an online forum dedicated to a 10 year old car that the majority of OT members don't even have anymore.
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Then you should probably consult a real doctor instead of an online forum dedicated to a 10 year old car that the majority of OT members don't even have anymore.
lol, why are you so grumpy today?

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why you mad brah?

OP it's probably just aids or something, nothing to worry about
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lol, why are you so grumpy today?
It's Monday.



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How heavy a sleeper are you that you think your skin could be burned without waking you up?
low voltage for a few hours? I dunno, I didn't major in EE (obviously).

I spent today at the pool... goin to the doctors tomorrow to have it looked at.

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It would take high-ish voltage to burn you, enough to wake you up. Something bit you.
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But seriously it doesn't take high(ish) voltage to burn you, whether or not you get ****ed up by electricity involves many factors including amperage and voltage. I could see the sweat or grease coating your neck causing enough contact to give a very slight short with alot of resistance, I would think you would notice though. Or you could bend the prongs while sleeping on it causing a short, but again a normal person would feel something like that and wake up. Plus, it would trip the breaker. My vote is herpes though.
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