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Old 11-02-2011, 08:10 PM   #16
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Replacing outlet - no ground wire


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When I touch the red probe to the HOT wire, and black to the other wire (Cold?), it reads 120V on the meter.
When I touch black probe to the other wire (Cold?), it reads about 50V on the meter. What does this mean?
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Old 12-17-2011, 11:59 PM   #17
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When using a voltmeter on a car, you are looking at DC, which is the right side. Correct?
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Old 12-18-2011, 02:29 AM   #18
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The V= is for DC voltage.

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