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Old 06-07-2007, 04:50 PM   #31
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I meant the wet fingers on BOTH wires trick in my earlier post. I'm pretty sure that's never a good idea.
I didn't know about the "wet finger on one probe, other probe on a wire" trick. Cool. I might need that one day.


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Old 06-07-2007, 08:37 PM   #32
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I am totally serious. I do this all the time on 120 volt circuits, have done the math, and have even used two testers to see what voltage and amperage one tester will allow through.

Without going into the specifics of how electrical testers work, I can assure you that this method is safe. Just be sure you have it set on the voltage scale not the amperage scale.

the voltmeter employs a shunt resistor and passes virtually no current (otherwise it would load down what you were testing and change the voltage)

... that doesn't make it safe or a good idea though... but to each his own!


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