High voltage is an electric potential that is very high. The exact definition depends on the context but over 1000 V for alternating current and 1500 V for direct current is called high voltage by the International Electrotechnical Commission.
Coming in contact with high voltage can cause serious injury or death.
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- "IEC launches commented version standard for high-voltage power installations". International Electrotechnical Commission. Retrieved July 27, 2023.
- "Electrical Injuries - Injuries and Poisoning - Merck Manuals Consumer Version". The Merck Manuals. Retrieved July 27, 2023.