On Wednesday, May 28, 2014 11:53:44 PM UTC-4, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
mped. I can't understand why the opposition to putting an actual light bul
b on the breaker output to put the issue of a possible breaker problem to r
est. Swapping out the breaker is probably the way to go, but the light bul
b is 100% accurate. I have in my 78 years seen all sorts of phantom effect
s like the OP is talking about, and the light bulb or some other actual loa
d is the only guaranteed way to do this.
Good grief. He said he replaced the breaker with a new
one and he also tried swapping breakers. That rules out the
On Wed, 28 May 2014 20:53:44 -0700 (PDT), " email@example.com"
The idea of putting a lamp (loadf) right on the breaker is not a BAD
idea - just un-necessary in determining if it is a bad breaker. If the
breaker is bad and there is a load on the line, a non-contact
indicator will show a dead circuit. The only thing it will NOT find is
a combination of a dead breaker AND an open circuit. Not an
impossibility, but it would be quite a coincidence.
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