Desperate for sound e-stim!
Copernic Summary of old DISCUS postings on this topic (see full text & pictures in window below):
If you figure out the structure of that site, it is quite easy to download various styles of files.
But keep the dangers in mind at all times!
What I do want to say to the rest of you is that there's obviously no 100% safe advices on this subject.
For those of you who wants to play with electricity, don't follow another persons advice -no matter who they are- without carefully thinking about it first.
Please remember / consider the signals / pulses triggering heart muscles to contract and relax are in the milli volt (thousanths of 1 volt) and the current is in the micro amp (millionths of 1 amp) so I would never agree nor state 12 volts (if properly appiled directly to a functioning heart) is 'safe'.
Granted your 'example' probably is accurate / correct if one is referencing the danger / safety of 12 V and/or the output of a piezo-electric generator being applied to healthy dry skin.
The body is a bad conductor> compared to a piece of wire or a ligth bulb, but good> enough when the voltage is high.
I could set up one of the frequency generators used here for work to compare 50Hz with 60Hz but, doubt it is worth the effort.
I can assure you when one is shocked you are not 'feeling' the energy that might reach your heart.
The energy you mention from an electronic photo-flash is created by charging a high voltage capacitor then releasing the stored energy (higher voltage).
There's no direct> risk in putting two electrodes on an arm, but if you> also have electrodes from the same device on the other> arm or somewhere below the heart, it's possible to have> an unintentional current loop across the heart...
I am still searching for a way to get consistent communication with 4D Rubber I can't afford multiple long distance phone calls and e-mail is not dependably answered.
I'd like to try help clearing out how some electric appliances can kill you while others can't.
The advantage of a higher voltage is half the thickness of cables, and a reduced risk for junctions to run hot, the obvious disadvantage is much bigger risk for a deadly shock.
If you don't know exactly what you're doing, but still wants to play with a toy that is powered from the wall, I would suggest that you buy an isolation transformer.
You have an output that is totally floating with no connection to ground.
OK, such a transformer can fail theoretically, but if there's a transformer in the toy too, I think you are verry safe from the power-line hazard.
NOTE: Many of these tranformers have a central tap connected to the outgoing ground-pin and in some cases it may improve safety even more to have it removed.
Depending on how your device is designed, there's a big risk that you can have unintentional loops between the cannels, in addition to the desired loops.
There's no direct risk in putting two electrodes on an arm, but if you also have electrodes from the same device on the other arm or somewhere below the heart, it's possible to have an unintentional current loop across the heart...
I don't dare to guess how safe a tens-unit is, so I'll join all those who say "no electricity above waist".
If you power your toy from the wall-socket, get yourself an isolation transformer or at least a ground-failure breaker.
>>Not that I want to ridicule the dangers of electricity, but on a philosophical level: How dangerous is it?
Gooi, your point is not taken as "ridicule" and as with just about everything I teach in my presentation you are half right and half wrong.
>> So, how likely is my stereo to blow a fuse and respectively my brain?
I touched something on the inside that said: 4000 volts.
Shocking experience, but it immediately blew the main fuse (15 Amp) of the entire house.
FWIW (not much) I am trained and have years of employment in residential and commercial (more limited) electrical design, installation, and service plus more (20) years in electronic equipment troubleshooting and repair.
If you use a stereo jack-plug (with three separate rings instead of two) you can use another set of body-connections.
I sometimes use an anal probe or another pair of pads.
Hardrock music gets really painful at 60 and is fun at 52 to 55.
I read that the best soundfrequencies for e-stim are in the higher regions.
Those have high frequency patterns, pulsating or resonating slowly.
(Which has the lowest tone a contrabas can produce in it; the human ear can barely hear that.)
Where to place the electropads is entirely up to you.
The anal probe does the best work if placed against the prostate.
I have yet to try sound-stim on a female body so no advise on that subject from me.
The site mentioned by Garlor and Txl8xCpl is probably the best I've seen.
Over the years I have become used to its stimulation and I have a hard time enjoying it any further.
Instead of turning the signal into sound on a headphone, these signals can be used to stimulate the - ahem - more sensitive parts of the body.
The site actually had a collection of wave-files to download which had the most amazing names like 'Orgasmifier' or 'The Milker'.
To give an idea of how amazing it was: I used an anal probe and two pads taped to my dick (one behind the balls and one on the small muscle below the head).
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