Partial Voltage?


Old 05-16-05, 02:16 PM
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Partial Voltage?

I am replacing a ceiling fan. Prior to installing the new fan, I checked the voltage of the wires. With the wall switch in the off position, the power wire still reads 70 V to ground. With the switch on, it jumps to 120 V. Is this normal?
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Old 05-16-05, 02:32 PM
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If you're using a digital voltage meter, you're seeing "phantom voltage". It is a false reading inherit with digital meters. Get a cheap light-up neon tester for basic testing.

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