#1
Pit, I come to you with a physics question, which is actually very basic, but I just realized I'm not entirely sure what would happen..


Say you have shoes with rubber (like the kind everyone uses everyday), and you came in contact with an electrical current..nothing would happen, right? and what if it was a really strong electrical current, like a lightning or something?
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#2
Nothing will happen, though I think that if it's very strong it might arc from you to the ground like a Tesla coil.
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#4
You can make electricity pass through rubber with a high enough voltage.

If you get a high voltage power supply and connect the positive and negative terminals to sheets of tin foil and lay them down on a table with a sheet of rubber or plastic in between then you'll get sparks going through the rubber at a high enough voltage.
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Pit, I come to you with a physics question, which is actually very basic, but I just realized I'm not entirely sure what would happen..


Say you have shoes with rubber (like the kind everyone uses everyday), and you came in contact with an electrical current..nothing would happen, right? and what if it was a really strong electrical current, like a lightning or something?

lightning jumps from the clouds to you through nothing but air, if it can do that what makes you think a small piece of rubber will stop it getting to the ground from you?
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#6
1cm of rubber can resist 10,000V

Lighting is usually around 8,000,000V

That's a lot of rubber.
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#7
So, we can conclude from this that rubber aint working worth a **** against the common enemy that is high voltage electricity/lightning.

So what now i ask you.

What now?
#8
ok, thanks a lot
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So, we can conclude from this that rubber aint working worth a **** against the common enemy that is high voltage electricity/lightning.

So what now i ask you.

What now?

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lightning jumps from the clouds to you through nothing but air, if it can do that what makes you think a small piece of rubber will stop it getting to the ground from you?


Sounds exactly like the explanation Richard Hammond once gave, hmm....

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#11
Get a high enough voltage or amperage, and your rubber shoes will melt.
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#12
I think that air is a better conductor than rubber, so if the voltage or intensity get too high the current will skip the rubber and arc through the air.
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#13
Thats a myth.. those worksafe approved boots have shock protection, but with a high voltage even wearing a shoe with an inch of rubber on it probably wont save you
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