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on Aug 7, 2014

Sadly, the reporting of "power" from an electric eel is an example of sloppy use of units (especially prevalent in the media). Power is not voltage ... power is measured in Watts, not volts. Further, the effect on a nearby human (from a barely discernible trickle to stunning pain) is determined by current. A magazine that claims to be technical should know better!

on Aug 9, 2014

That's 100% Right..EMC PLEASE Don't send ads and sell us on nothing less than 100% correct qualified statements. Even a small battery will give you a shock with the most simple components.

on Aug 20, 2014

Thanks for catching this error engineerbill. We regret the error and have changed the text to more accurately reflect the proper units of measurement.

on Aug 8, 2014

I think your writers are doing a great job! EC& M has become much more entertaining to look at.

on Oct 13, 2014

Interesting article on the eel. I can calculate the power assuming maximum output capability of the eel. In any case, I will not be handling any eels. DJ

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