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Old 12-16-18, 05:08 PM
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Outlet with USB

Attachment 99618Attachment 99619I just installed an outlet with USB as well. Everything seemed wired correctly and works. However, I tested it with a electric tester, and I get mixed readings. Is this normal?

As you can tell I am not an electrician. Any help would be appreciated.

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Old 12-16-18, 05:24 PM
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What do the lights on the tester mean?
 
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I am using a Sperry GCFI Outlet Tester.
 
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Still doesn't tell us what lights mean. different testers different looks.
 
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Look at your tester. On the side is probably a chart that says what all three lights illuminated means. Tell us what three lit lights means on your tester.
 
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It looks like three lights means the receptacle is defective.
 
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Old 12-18-18, 05:13 AM
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Just got my tester out,it is a extech about 15 to 20 hears old. 2 yellows good, any red a problem of some sort. I wonder if the way the USB is wired causes the light. Does it work? I see the red light is only on one side that leads me to USB wiring. Never looked at one to see how they are wired.
 
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Old 12-18-18, 11:04 AM
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However, I tested it with a electric tester, and I get mixed readings. Is this normal?

What brand is the device?


You need to check voltages with a meter. Check hot to neutral, hot to ground and neutral to ground at both receptacles. Tell us what you get.
 
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Old 12-18-18, 11:10 AM
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I've never seen a tester that could have all 3 lights illuminated. The basic wiring for these is one 'good' light between H-N, a 'good' light between H-G, and 'bad' light between G-N. There are some other components to make it work the way you'd expect, but that's basically the 3 tests that you're looking at.

I'm not sure if you have one, but I always go back to my 2-lead neon tester. They don't get any simpler, and can tell you easily what's working and what isn't.

https://www.homedepot.com/p/Klein-To...9136/203578379
 
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All 3 light on is invalid condition for your tester.
Probably your tester is a defect?

Something may be shorted inside for that to happen.
Another possibility I can think of is you have neutral with some resistance, but this would be very rare.
 
 

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