# How an Electric Eel Stuns its Prey

Inside the electric eel there is a special organ that contains many EMF generating cells. These cells are called electroplaques. It is discovered that a typical eel contains $$140$$ rows of $$5000$$ electroplaques, where each electroplaque is capable of generating an EMF of $$0.15$$ volts. The internal resistance of an electroplaque is approximately $$0.25\ \Omega$$. If the water surrounding the eel has a resistance of $$800\ \Omega$$, how strong is the maximum current (in Amperes) produced by the electric eel in the water?

This is my favourite circuits problem from Fundamentals of Physics by Halliday, Resnick, Walker.

Clarification: There are $$140$$ rows with $$5000$$ electroplaques, and each row is connected in parallel.

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