Current if breaker is turned on and back off?

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Old 05-20-08, 12:12 PM
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Current if breaker is turned on and back off?

We are replacing an electrical outlet. We took it off yesterday and had all the wires out ready to go. We left the breaker to that outlet off. I turned the breaker back on and then off while checking the breaker to another outlet - Would there be any current in it because of that?
 
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Old 05-20-08, 12:18 PM
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There will be no danger to you if it is still off. The circuit does not store any power once it is off. The circuit did NOT recharge itself when you turned it on.
 
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I don't understand your question.

Current is the flow of electricity in a complete circuit. It is measured in Amperage. If there is no complete circuit there is no current.

HOWEVER, there will be Voltage present on the wires if the circuit breaker is closed (turned on) whether or not there is a complete circuit. Opening (turning off) the circuit breaker will remove the Voltage from the wires even when there is no complete circuit.

I suggest that you get a beginner's book on home electrical repairs and read up on the subject.
 
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