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Zapped by an air compressor. Unsure what to do!

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • July 7, 2014
  • 05:18 AM

Hello, I am a 14 year old male. Around 3 days ago I got an electric shock from a air compressor. I by accidentally unplugged it before releasing the air, so I plugged it back in to release the air properly and got a jolt on my left hand. Luckily, I was able to let go very quickly. (Like in 800 milliseconds). The bad thing is that my feat and socks were wet along with possibly slightly wet clothing. I dried my hands off before though. I looked at the manual and the compressor ran at 120 volts and maximum 15 amps while running at the frequency of AC 60Hz. The switch had a rubber tip on the end (possibly helping?). The compressor was not running though, it was full but still plugged in. No symptoms so far, other than a bit of a sore arm lasting about 5 minutes after the shock. Heart rate was perfect, although slightly fast from the adrenaline rush I got. This has taught me a valuable lesson though. Should I be fine and have no internal burns? Or should I seek medical help? Thank you for taking your time to read this.

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