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  1. G

    120 volts on Instant Pot screws

    My spouse was breaking up pulled pork in the Instant Pot using metal forks while the Instant Pot was plugged into the wall, but not on/heating – the stainless steel pot with the food was in the Instant Pot unit. While doing so, she got a shock. I know just enough to be dangerous (literally)...
  2. M

    Cooker Socket showing 3 volts when off

    Hi there, wondering if anyone can give me some advice please. In my kitchen I have a cooker switch with a plug socket which I believe is on a dedicated circuit. If I test it with a Voltage Tester it read all correct as it should. Now if I turn off the Mcb on the CU which is labeled "Cooker" it...
  3. S

    Can I trigger a 12 volt relay with 6 volts?

    Trying to power led work lights on a piece of Farm machinery. Only have a 6volt trigger coming from the control box for the work lights. Is this enough to trigger a 12v relay?
  4. impish15

    Getting 10v on Steel Capping

    Hi All Recently bought a wandering lead and was practicing with it on a few of my relative houses checking if metal sockets / fittings / appliances had continuity etc and also checked 0v on some of the fittings. Couple of items with no continuity (CPC popped out at the back so re-terminated)...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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.
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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?
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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 ?
  16. 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...
  17. 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.
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
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