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accepted Which side of a two-wire cable should be used for “hot”?
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comment Why am I measuring 16 volts on a wire that should be at 0 volts?
Wow, an awesome update. (Related: when I told my wife about the 16-volt problem, she suggested that it might be induction. I rolled my eyes at her, convinced that induction might be responsible for up to a volt, and said that I am going to ask experts online. She had a mighty laugh when I shared with her your answer.)
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comment Why am I measuring 16 volts on a wire that should be at 0 volts?
@Tester101, it was a standard snap switch, but I put a dimmer on it now.
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asked Which side of a two-wire cable should be used for “hot”?
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comment Why am I measuring 16 volts on a wire that should be at 0 volts?
Thanks. I ended up using the red wire with 16V on it, and it controls my incandescent light just fine.
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comment Why am I measuring 16 volts on a wire that should be at 0 volts?
@Tester101, the four wires are black, white, red, and green. I referred to them as "standard" because online articles about receptacles discuss either a 3-wire config or a 4-wire config (for toggle switching one of the outlets).
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