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Old 05-11-2013, 11:27 PM   #16
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Voltage fluctuations

Originally Posted by MTN REMODEL LLC View Post
If the service neutral is broken (or fluctuating on/off in this case),
and the OP has power on one receptical (one leg of service) for his sawzall, does not his other leg have to have a live resistor active for him to have 240 on his leg ?????
I was thinking the same thing. If we only have one, 120 V receptacle turned on through the panel, I don't see how you can get 240 V to anything plugged into it. If neutral becomes open the device just stop/turn off.


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Well, we ran the sawzall for a few hours today and didn't experience any issues with it speeding up at all. I checked it with the voltmeter at beginning of day and it again stayed around 124-125 volts and all the sudden the meter jumped to 700+ for a split second and then came back down. The motor did not speed up during this "spike" so who knows what the deal is.... Maybe my voltmeter is going crazy....
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Old 05-12-2013, 01:03 AM   #18
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Voltage fluctuations

Originally Posted by MTN REMODEL LLC View Post
Marc.... Bon Jour... Comment sa va..... that's the best I can do...

I ask because I think the OP said earlier that he had (was using) only
this one receptical.


Bonjour Peter.,

The word Bonjour or Bonsoir is common over here and Comment ca va is the other common one but it quicker to say ca va ? for everyday useage with frenids but for formal way it will be Comment Ca va.

Now I know you say one receptale but some case if the netural get funky or line can get funky with connection the voltage can spike or dip depending on how the connectons goes.

Steve., Sometime the voltmeter may read the spike but not all of the common one will catch it and did you install a new battery some case it will slove the issue as well.



The answer will be based on NEC ( National Electrical code ) or CEC ( Cananda Electrical code ) or ECF ( Electrique Code France )
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