The term high voltage generally means electrical energy at voltages high enough to harm living things. Equipment and conductors that carry high voltage warrant particular safety requirements and procedures. In certain industries, high voltage means voltage above a particular threshold (see below). High voltage is used in electrical power distribution, in cathode ray tubes, to generate X-rays and particle beams, to demonstrate arcing, for ignition, in photomultiplier tubes, and in high power amplifier vacuum tubes and other industrial and scientific applications.
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“These high wild hills and rough uneven ways
Draws out our miles and makes them wearisome.”
—William Shakespeare (15641616)