volts

  1. 14jtracy

    40 volts reading on entire 120 v system

    Hello, I have a concern about the reading I'm getting from every outlet in my house. Its an older...circa 1890's...but from what I understand, has added wiring in 2 major renovations. The first time to add ceiling lights with wall switches; and the second time (1987ish) to install baseboard...
  2. R

    Voltage converter help (AU) to (US)

    Hi there, I recently bought a Worksharp mk2 knife sharpener. Got it shipped from the US so I need an adapter for it here in Aus. The sharpener is meant for 115v 60hz power supplies only. In Australia the voltage rating of most households is 230v 50hz I believe? I think I need some sort of step...
  3. S

    UK Line to Neutral 0 volts , live earth 30 volts , neutral live 30 volts

    Hi. Turned power off to change a socket front. Turned off at breaker not the RCD or mains. Checked that socket was dead got these readings Line to Neutral 0 volts , live earth 30 volts , neutral earth 30 volts. This is an old French house on a 3 phase supply Split at consumer unit and then each...
  4. K

    USA Why low voltage (40 Volts) at outlet

    First, I have to apologize for the following really long description. I guess if I draw a diagram, most of the text below will disappear. I will draw diagrams to attach to this topic. I need advise on this situation (40 Volts at outlet). When I plug Xmas light in one outlet near the patio...
  5. C

    Swimming in 120 volts of electricity

    Incredible video, I honor Mike's bravery. Goes to show you how important electrical bonding is in protecting human life: View: https://youtu.be/tqTvxFF7QF8?t=4301 Worth watching the whole video when you guys and gals have time- highly educational.
  6. T

    UK 12 volts light, unknown in current watts and volts?

    Can someone help me, I have a Christmas tree light that plug into a car 12 volts cigarette socket. Last Christmas one of those bulb was fused, today I am prepare to find a new bulb but the bulbs doesn't show what volts and watts so that is the difficult part. I have 10 bulbs on a tree so is that...
  7. S

    Volts running through water pipes

    I am currently doing a love job and found that the water pipes have 93.4v running through them? the problem i have is that this is intermittent, for about 5 mins at a time? so live for 5 mins then dead then live again? i wondered if anyone had advice before i take up floor and things. i thought...
  8. B

    Will 208 volts be enough?

    I have 35 to 40 year old 230v 3 phase motors that run sanding, grinding operations. Can I run them on a 208 volt 3 phase system?
  9. S

    No Volts on Branch Circuit

    Hello all, As a member of various other Forums I understand that after reading the “guidance sticky” (done!) I should use search to see if others have shared my situation. Gonna pass on that last step (the Auto-search on my question was a nice touch) and get right to it. I have a small shed...
  10. C

    USA Good volts but low power output

    I'm having a problem with the electric running to my shop. I have electric, but when my compressor or chop saw is running, the lights go extremely dim, and the saw is not running at full speed. The compressor is struggling when it is trying to build up. I've checked the voltage at the circuit...
  11. Jay 1987

    Electrician uses 1,000 volts to his advantage

    https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/www.thesun.co.uk/news/9628217/electrician-wires-van-1000-volt-shock/amp Now he has copyrighted his electrical design, and is installing for £380. What’s our Thought’s on this ?
  12. w0z

    Volts drop when 2.5kW (ish) load switched on

    hi This is just a starter because I haven't done any measurements yet (I was a guest there) and what I can do will be restricted as this has never been thought to be a problem by the owner who is a relative, but I'm more concerned than he is by what I've seen. Background: modern hugely...
  13. A

    Transformer to out put 27 volts

    Hi, I have 6 x 4.5 volts led lights. Each has a 3 x 1.5volt AAA battery. Total 27 volts. I want to use a transformer to connect the six lights instead of using batteries. Please advise me on what type of transformer and where to buy it from. Thank you.
  14. S

    Suitable LED bulb for rechargeable battery

    Hi I am trying to make a light fixture with an LED bulb and rechargeable battery so that it can sit on table without any cords. What LED volt light will work with 3.7V 750 mAh battery (see picture) or 4.8V rechargeable battery (see picture) I am only finding LED strips and bulbs that...
  15. Marshall Kidd

    Splitting 3-phase circuits for 3 high draw theater fixtures.

    Hello. I'm new here so my apologies if this post ended up in the wrong forum. I have a basic understanding of phases and voltage and the lot. Today I'm trying to wrap my head around how I might be able to split one 3-phase 240v 50a source to accommodate 3 high draw theater fixtures. Here's...
  16. S

    60 volts on an R2 long lead test?

    Testing today. Zs produced an Err 4 reading on the Fluke MFT, so I got the wander lead out and connected to the MET. No continuity but 60 (ish) volts difference showing on the display. Any ideas?
  17. B

    12 volts out when Engine Start

    hi, I want my car stereo can power when the engine start, not when the panel lights turned-on. in short I want the car stereo power when there is an engine acceleration. with that wiring I can also top other wires for example my dc electric fan. what are your ideas? suggestions?
  18. T

    Can 18 Usbs work on 24 volts system

    Hello everyone, I currently have a bus that works on 24 volts, I'm looking to install USB ports by each passenger seat. There are 9 seats and each USB component, had two ports ( 5v 1 amp and 5v 2.1amp).these components can seemly run on either 12v or 24v. My question is if the...
  19. K

    Wire sizes and volts. Pls help.

    Hi guys im new here. Need some help and advices i will be thankful. I want to change the ceilng ligh okay now i have bought 3 pieces the problem is these ceiling have cheap thin copper wire its like car 12v wires or thinner i think its 0.5mm while the ceiling wire is thick and old i think its...
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