Skip to main content

Questions tagged [voltage]

The tag has no usage guidance.

28 questions with no upvoted or accepted answers
Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
2 votes
0 answers
86 views

When a ceiling fan is turned on I get 440v in the room circuit

I installed a new ceiling fan. When switched it on, I get 440v in the entire room circuit; I had stabiliser that showed the voltage. I was surprised. I took a multimeter and measured the voltage it ...
Abhimanyu CS's user avatar
2 votes
0 answers
729 views

Why do I measure 12VAC on old thermostat wires?

I'm installing a nest thermostat in my house - it's the UK version with a heatlink. I have successfully wired the heat link into my combi-boiler, disconnecting two existing wires in the process. I ...
Ed_'s user avatar
  • 121
2 votes
1 answer
186 views

Small voltage reading between Spa water and earth ground

I've noticed a strange voltage reading between the water in my spa and natural earth ground. The reading varies between .35VAC and .7VAC. My wife noticed a small shock from the water after inserting ...
G237's user avatar
  • 21
1 vote
0 answers
122 views

Fan Motor stopped working, but motor is fine. Low voltage measured

Had to replace a broan ceiling fan, roughly 6 months ago. The new fan sounded odd, but I didn't want to buy another fan, figured I would wait until it failed again. After 6 months, it failed again. ...
user144863's user avatar
1 vote
0 answers
803 views

GFCI seding low voltage to downstream devices

We just purchased a cabin and suddenly several lights stopped working. Initially I thought it was just the light over the kitchen sink. So I replaced the bulb and it still didn't work. I then checked ...
gfreynolds's user avatar
1 vote
1 answer
477 views

What is voltage supposed to be on a typical light circuit?

I have the same circuit shown here in my house minus any ground wires. I was doing renovations and had the ceiling fixture removed. When I was going to reinstall the ceiling fixture I made sure the ...
Rich's user avatar
  • 11
0 votes
0 answers
61 views

Voltage detected in siding nails and foil insulation

Background: I am in the process of installing siding on my home. Currently I am removing the old siding from one side and I'm trying to identify wire locations so I can take extra precautions when ...
Steve's user avatar
  • 11
0 votes
0 answers
68 views

20 volt drop in electric line

EDIT: Added photo and comment about other fixture. I recently replaced an outdoor fixture because the old one wasn't working. The new one didn't work either, so I started sleuthing. It turns out ...
Buckeye1887's user avatar
0 votes
0 answers
61 views

Why is my light still on when the dimmer switch is off?

I recently replaced my chandelier with a new fixture (and new bulbs) and noticed that when my dimmer is off the light is still on. Dim but on. I measured 10V between Load and ground. If I remove the ...
wizlog's user avatar
  • 190
0 votes
0 answers
36 views

All circuits show low voltage / lights flickering

Problem started two weeks ago and was first noticed when our microwave sounded very low-power. Later, a power tool was used in the home and it blew a surge protector on a different circuit. Three ...
Ben Bethel's user avatar
0 votes
0 answers
69 views

How to stop TubeLight from flicking when the water heater is turned on

Please find the video here. Whenever I turn on the water hater (tanked AO Smith HSE-VAS-X-015 Storage 15 Litre Vertical Water Heater (Geyser)), the tube light flickers. I'd like to stop that. Should I ...
King's user avatar
  • 117
0 votes
0 answers
67 views

Trouble identifying hot and neutral in old house (no ground?)

I am replacing a ceiling fan and did not note how it was previously wired before taking it down (i.e. which are the hot and neutral wire). The house is quite old (some parts over 100 years - including ...
Chris's user avatar
  • 1
0 votes
0 answers
227 views

7A 125v fridge into a 15A 125v outlet?

My outlet reads 15A 125V, I bought a fridge with a plug that reads 7A 125V, and IH range who's plug reads 15A 100V. Is it safe to use these items? I bought both an IH range and a fridge that said they ...
Electrically_Lost's user avatar
0 votes
0 answers
530 views

Voltage drop between hot wire and switch return

In my bathroom I have one single pole switch for light and one for a fan. When I turn on just the light all 4 LED bulbs are dimmed. Then if I turn on fan or light in a room which is on the same line, ...
rosta's user avatar
  • 1
0 votes
0 answers
2k views

How do I test voltage without a ground/confirm a good circuit?

For context, I recently moved (into a very old home) and I have a series of recessed lights operating on a single switch. All but one light fine... what I assume is the last in the series does not. ...
acraigl's user avatar
0 votes
0 answers
26 views

Switch wiring - strange multimeter readings

I'm about to replace a dimmer switch in my house (UK - Single Phase) and every wire in the backbox is red, while I've tested and identified each (live in, live out, neutral in, neutral out, neutral to ...
Callum Elliott's user avatar
0 votes
0 answers
68 views

Dryer voltage not right

My dryer won’t start. I’ve had the timer switch replaced and still nothing. The outlet in the wall reads the 240/120/120 from both the socket itself and the backside. The plug for the dryer is reading ...
Kris Horn's user avatar
0 votes
0 answers
189 views

Are my calculations for stepping down from 240v to 208v correct?

I just bought a used UPS and didn't realize I bought 208v and not the 240v version. So I'm looking for a buck-boost transformer. Both input and output are at 30amps. I think I've done the math right. ...
hydrian's user avatar
  • 45
0 votes
0 answers
114 views

Ceiling Fan wiring - odd voltage measurements

I replaced a ceiling fan because the fan motor was not working, but the lights were. I ​would have assumed I would wire the Red (R) wire to the black and blue ceiling fan wires and the White (W) wire ...
David's user avatar
  • 1
0 votes
0 answers
250 views

Electrical voltage is between box and wire, not between hot and neutral. Not OK?

I live in a house that has significant issues. Here's the current one I'm wondering about. This electrical outlet box seems to be "live". There is 120v voltage running between one of the ...
Peaches Stevechu's user avatar
0 votes
0 answers
60 views

2 outlets not working, breaker is not bad

We have 2 outlets (one on each side of the wall) that stopped working suddenly. All other outlets and switches on the same breaker (before and after these 2 in the chain) are working fine. We have ...
Nicole's user avatar
  • 9
0 votes
0 answers
2k views

How to chase down an open neutral and low voltage issue

So I bought a home built in the '70s. The circuit in question includes a couple of garage outlets, half of the spare bedroom outlets/light which shares a wall with the garage, hallway light, and an ...
mnearents's user avatar
  • 101
0 votes
0 answers
23 views

Bad voltage at second breaker box

I got 109 on one leg and 140 on the other. Have tried to run only one leg but voltage remains the same. The main box is 120 at each leg
Stan White's user avatar
0 votes
0 answers
73 views

No voltage after changing light switches

I turned the power off and replaced a few light switches... and when I turned the breaker back on, one of the switches on a circuit is not working. There are a few other switches on the same circuit ...
K C's user avatar
  • 1
-1 votes
1 answer
91 views

Why did my water stop getting hot and my stove doesn't do anything

Cold water coming from the hot water heater. Changed the bottom heating elament that was bad and let the tank refill. Turned power back on and waited an hour, turned the water on to see if it was ...
Please help's user avatar
-1 votes
1 answer
63 views

Can replacing a low voltage wire actually make the air handler blower blow more air?

Our system stopped cooling, it is 11 months old. The service tech found a low voltage wire running from the handler to the outside unit bad. He showed me the wire was not connected but dead now, after ...
Ggeiser's user avatar
-1 votes
1 answer
173 views

Why am I seeing about a 50V drop at Load Line into a light fixture box?

Working on a bathroom renovation, moving junction box (JB) that doubles as light fixture (to be centered), there is a 4-wire cable which receives power from another line in that JB. The neutral wire ...
D_Phil's user avatar
  • 1
-1 votes
1 answer
127 views

Low voltage/low power on 2 out of 4 LEDs newly installed

PROJECT - Recently replaced two ceiling light fixtures with (4) Easy-Up 6 in. Deep Baffle Color Selectable Canless LED Recessed Kit, made by Commercial Electric. Also installed new switches; lights ...
joshw's user avatar
  • 11