| 127.0.0.1 wrote:
| > hello all,
| > I've just started wiring up ceiling fans.
| > But I'm confused on something.
| > Starting in the MasterBedroom. There is only one light switch
| > R/B/W/ground wires.
| > White is nuetral and both Red and Black are power(hot).
| > When I used a volt meter, I found that the Black/White shows
| > volts with the switch off.
| > Should I be concerned or is this normal?
| > -a|ex
| Modern meters often are so sensitive that they pick up the
| in the wires. The power gets there the same way power goes
| transformer. That is nothing to worry about. If you just
wires any small
| resistance across those two wires it should drop to almost
| Joseph E. Meehan
| 26 + 6 = 1 It's Irish Math
You meant any LARGE resistance. A small resistor/resistance
might burn or heat up if there is actually a voltage source
there, depending on what the source is from. I use 1 Meg
resistors, but even 100k would be OK to use. 10k probably OK
too, but no smaller.
And the reading shouldn't drop to "almost" zero, it should drop
to zero. If it's not zero, there is current flowing somewhere in
The OP shouldn't be concerned though. 1.5V (on what scale,
etc.?) is going to be no problems. At 1.5V, heck, I'd grab it
with my fingers even.