How much electricity can you get from an electric eel?

Oh, an electric eel can produce about 350 to 650 watts of electricity, but you better get a surge protector.

An electric eel delivers only three to five bursts of electricity when it discharges, each lasting about one-five hundredth of a second.

While its voltage is enough to temporarily stupefy a human being, the eel normally saves its energy for the frogs and small fish that it eats. By the way, the electric eel isn’t really an eel at all, but a fish related to the carp and catfish.

It is also not that unique—, scientists have identified about five hundred other species of fish that can also generate electricity.