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Rze 09-18-2006 10:37 PM

Electrical continuity Tool
 
Is there a electrical wire continuity tester on the market? OK, before you say....what an idiot, of course there is....I am not looking for a circuit continuity tester that you can do from one end with a lead on the Line and one on the Nuetral (or Ground). Rather if I want to make sure that I have the same wire on both ends. I know thare is a tester for coax that you put a "Cap" on one end and test from the other to ensure that it's the same cable on both ends. I have to think that there is an electrical wire equivelent since it would be a great tool for mapping your existing electric.

Thanks!

Rze

mdshunk 09-18-2006 10:40 PM

Yep. It's called an Ohm meter.

Rze 09-18-2006 10:46 PM

OK But...
 
Thanks, but I thought an Ohm meter tested resistance and had two leads that have to be used at the same end. Does an Ohm Meter have a "remote" end and meter end? All the meters I've seen do not.

mdshunk 09-18-2006 10:54 PM

The "remote" would be a wire nut.

Us electricians call this "ringing out a circuit".

Rze 09-18-2006 10:56 PM

Thanks
 
OK...I'll have to experiment with this some and see how it works.

Thanks!

jwhite 09-19-2006 05:11 AM

Yes you can buy "cat and mouse" testers for electrical wires. They work by putting a tone on the line, and you use a reciever to find the wire on the other end. The ones that work on live circuits 120vac and up are not cheep.

A telephone tester will work on circuits that are de energized.

hurricaneflyer 09-19-2006 07:06 AM

I feel kind of stupid stating the obvious, but this is a DIY forum

rze

they are saying to tie two wires together at one end then go to the other end and see witch two now have continuity.

Double A 09-19-2006 09:17 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Rze (Post 18556)
Is there a electrical wire continuity tester on the market?

In all fairness, they did answer the poster's question. Its the not-too-old adage, "Garbage in, garbage out."

redline 09-19-2006 11:58 AM

Is this for house wiring?

Turn off the circuit breaker and the outlets that are without power will be the wire.


:thumbup1:

hurricaneflyer 09-19-2006 03:45 PM

Double A, In all fairness, you are quoting rze out of context.

Mad Dog is goofing around with the rze and thats fine. I didn't say anything about it. I get a big kick out of his sense of humor. I just want to help the guy understand also.

RobertWilber 10-01-2006 04:07 PM

ya just need to fill those big tanks with inert material, see, and ....

RobertWilber 10-01-2006 04:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Rze (Post 18559)
Thanks, but I thought an Ohm meter tested resistance and had two leads that have to be used at the same end. Does an Ohm Meter have a "remote" end and meter end? All the meters I've seen do not.

yeah, it can have a remote end
buy a spool of thhn, and unroll it to where you want your remote terminal point to be ...


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