Brain Freeze - Help! What are they called... in General geocaching topics Posted January 3, 2008 · Edited January 3, 2008 by scorpio_dark Electrical Transformer? Ahh-ha! I image-googled that phrase and came up with a picture of what I was considering placing a cache on. I've found caches on these before. You do realize that the voltage inside of those transformers is usually 4160 volts before it gets stepped down? A shock at the voltage will kill you, I saw it first hand when someone jackhammered into a 4160 line that fed a green transformer. That blanket statement won't quite fly. Yes a shock from a transformer that has the ability to distribute 4160 volts through a person definately has the ability to kill one. It won't always happen that way. Just like lighting won't always kill. Yes that amount of voltage that ALL hits one's heart should stop it dead, but many 'freak' incidents occur. Of course I am not suggesting that someone would come out of a shock 'just fine' either. The article linked below is fairly competent but could use additional sources . .. I'll cite some if I want to be a nerd later. WikiPedia Article Now I'll wait for more of the "This COULD happen, That COULD happen" theories from some of the other regulars. . . .