6 volts hot to neutral with circuit breaker off

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by Stephen Murphy, Nov 2, 2014.

  1. Stephen Murphy

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    I was replacing an old gfci outlet because the test button no longer worked. After I shut the circuit breaker off I checked for voltage on the line hot wire to neutral and got a reading of 6volts. Is this normal, common, or dangerous? The new gfci is working fine.
     
  2. MrChips

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    Your meter has a high impedance, 1M or 10M-ohm. It is possible that you are picking up stray radiation. Try putting a 1M-ohm resistor across the meter and see if the reading changes.
     
  3. Stephen Murphy

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    Sorry but am not sure how to go about doing that.
     
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