Originally Posted by psneeld
Wouldn't say you were incorrect...but RIGHT IN MY POST...I said 110...and sure you can kill yourself with 110 or 220...but...
The probabilities are pretty low unless a lot of "correct" happens. Most people I know have been "bit" at least a few times with nothing more than a good tingle.
Of course they are depressing if you take them or yourself too seriously...
The OP asked why interlocks. TT explained why, with one of the reasons being that without interlocks one can easily imagine a situation on a boat where one might die without interlocks.
With all your experience, I should think you would be aware that voltage is not what kills you, but amperage. Since 30 mA is considered sufficient to kill someone, it's not too hard to imagine that 80 amps would also do the trick, whatever the voltage.
My point is not, of course that anyone is likely to be dumb enough to remove the physical protections built into every sane installation to prevent accidental electrocution. Rather it is that the kind of gratuitous insults dished out by posers whose self esteem seems somehow to be linked to trashing others diminishes the usefulness and pleasure of participating on this site.
So, I gather we're agreed that interlocks are there to prevent possible problems, one of which could be electrocution however remote the possibility, as TT noted?