Neutral to ground shows voltage.


Old 12-10-16, 10:11 AM
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Exclamation Neutral to ground shows voltage.

I'm stumped on my circuit, 120v 15a. At the outlets, I'm getting an open ground reading using the three light outlet tester. Doing a voltage test at the outlets I get the following: Hot-Neutral = 124v; Hot-Ground = 47v; Neutral-Ground = 53v. I can't figure out what's going on. At the panel, everything tests out fine. Help!
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Old 12-10-16, 12:09 PM
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You need to check all the ground connections on the circuit. If you have old style BX with no bonding strip that could be a cause also.
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Just to clarify, this a new house with new Square D panels. I've added about 8 circuits as I'm finishing the walkout level. Everything else works fine. It's just this one circuit.
Old 12-10-16, 01:52 PM
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Ok... so you more than likely have NM-b cable in place.

That means you will need to identify everything on that problem circuit and go from device to device to find the issue.

I start at the device/location closest to the panel as that's where the circuit originates from and should be ok..... and work away from that point.
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