voltage dropping from 110 to 18 V.


Old 05-27-04, 10:57 AM
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Talking voltage dropping from 110 to 18 V.

Hi I have a detached garage which has 110 Volts circuit coming from the main panel in the house and when I go to turn the lights on or open up the garage's door or work with electrical tools, the voltage goes down to 18V only! And right now I have an extension cord running from an outlet outside the house to the garage and every thing works just fine
Can somebody please tell me what the problem might be and how to fix it?
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Old 05-27-04, 11:09 AM
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A loose connection somewhere. Check both ends of the wire.
Old 05-27-04, 11:34 AM
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Those voltage numbers are probably bogus. Does stuff you plug in work or not is the only real question. You probably have an open circuit. Do a search of this site for the word "backstab" and have fun reading.

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