||02-15-2012 09:07 PM
Originally Posted by a6pilot
I get 18-20 oms accross my 110 outlets with the CB open. Why or is this normal?
If nothing is plugged into any outlet and all switches are off, then no - you should read many megohms or gigaohms.
If something is plugged into one or more outlets, then maybe. The cold resistance of a 50w incand. bulb could read like this.
If your meter has a diode check you may get even more puzzling readings from these outlets.
What's even more difficult to explain is why this kind of question annoys people. :laughing:
I guess it's because you're first supposed to have a purpose in making measurements, rather than making measurements first and then wondering what they could mean.