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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

on Jun 22, 2015

very good reading and updates on codes

on Aug 5, 2016

"The United Nations has set a goal of bringing “clean and modern electricity to all people by 2030."

Dear UN: the planet does not "need" electrical power to every individual. Also, you've contradicted yourself by claiming any kind of fossil fuel is "unsustainable" yet you want everyone to have electric? The UN wants everyone on the grid, so they can implement their Panopticon and have tabs on every single citizen. No thanks! I'd rather live in Afghanistan on top of a rock than be subjected to their bizarro-world utopia.

on Jan 3, 2017

Hey guys, if the eel kicks out a purported 1A at 600V, that's a real boost in your swimwear.

on Feb 17, 2017

There is no such thing as renewable energy. Only existing energy that can be converted. I would think a site like this wouldn't fall for that canard.

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