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Subject: Re: Hall Effect or what is this ?
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Date: Fri, 25 Oct 2002 20:32:23 GMT
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Organization: AT&T Worldnet
"News2020" wrote in message
> "Winfield Hill" wrote in message
> > "News2020" wrote...
> > >
> > >
> > > I hate to bring up this controversial issue once again. ...
> > A few rules for this situation.
> > (1) All two-terminal measurements should be taken with a
> > paralleled load, such as a 40-watt lightbulb. This helps
> > to insure capacitance pickup, etc., isn't responsible.
> > (2) Use multiple meters types, independently tested, to be
> > sure your readings are legitimate.
> > Thanks,
> > - Win
> You might note that the meter is a load. ie. it is not open cct.
> I believe it is accurate too (ie.legit). ok>
> To summarize some of the other comments :
> - floating conductors/crap earth : < I will check for this - but why was
> 'careless' only with these outlets ? - exactly the ones that I would not
> suspect ! >
> - crap measurement technique and rationale : < will check this too;
> since other points are measuring ok, this is less likely to be the cause.
I have re-verified that the problem outlets are independent of the other
lines by isolating the single mains switch (turning all others OFF and also
disconnecting all appliances, etc.).
I have also checked the outside main switch. It turns OFF and ON all the
lines at the inside mains box as expected.
< The multiple electricians issue is not valid here - only the builders have
worked on it - only a few years ago. >
< There is some red powdery stuff on the Dryer mains and the Kitchen lights
mains; I would'nt make guesses that it looks like dried blood or any such
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