Is 125V in home acceptable or too high?

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Old 08-03-12, 10:10 PM
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Is 125V in home acceptable or too high?

Hi all, my home's service is metering 125V to my Fluke. This seems high to me. Should I leave it? Or is there even anything I can do about it?

I ask because I do have two Voltage Out Adjust screw posts extruding from my electrical panel. It's an old breaker box. I assume there is one for each bus bar. How does this work? Or is this something else completely? I've never adjusted it... What would the process be?
 
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Old 08-03-12, 10:30 PM
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Hi all, my home's service is metering 125V to my Fluke. This seems high to me. Should I leave it? Or is there even anything I can do about it?
It's a bit higher than standard, but well within normal range. I don't know that there's anything you can do about it, and I don't know why you'd want to.

What time of day did you take this snapshot? What was the load like in your house at that time, and in your neighbors' houses? How does this snapshot compare to the other 10 you've taken, under other conditions? And where did you connect your meter?

I do have two Voltage Out Adjust screw posts extruding from my electrical panel. It's an old breaker box.
Interesting. Never heard of those. There are a lot of old breaker boxes. Which make and model do you have.

A picture of it might help us. See How To Include Pictures.
 
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I can't find any kind of model, but here's a shot of the bottom adjust.

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Old 08-04-12, 04:30 AM
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Those screws don't adjust the the voltage. They adjust the breaker assembly so it is flush with the face plate.
 

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Ahh, OK. That makes more sense. Thanks.
 
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