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T-1001 terminating a T-888 with overcurrent

Like with any ordinary electrical appliance, an overcurrent, or electrical overloading, could cause a Terminator to temporarily shut down, or even be destroyed.

Notable examples[]


  • A suitable amount of current could be used as a defibrillation for a Hybrid whose heart stops beating.[2]
  • Due to being entirely composed of mimetic polyalloy, the T-1000 Terminator is just like a huge mass of metal, thus making it electrically conductive, and, unlike endoskeleton-based Terminators, can withstand a high-voltage charge without being knocked offline.[3]


  1. After being knocked out, Cameron reboots after around thirty seconds rather than the 120-second norm. It is possible she wears shoes with rubber soles — so she isn't actually knocked out.
  2. As seen in Terminator Salvation, when John Connor uses two power cords to revive Marcus Wright.
  3. As seen in Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles episode "Born to Run", when the T-1001 uses itself as a conductor to electrocute the Water Delivery Guy.