Question about IDEAL MCM TESTER GFI CIRCUIT
I have an Ideal 61-501 circuit tester. I am using it to follow up on problems noted during our recent house inspection, and correct them if possible. On one outlet noted as being "reverse polarity," I reversed the white and black wires attached to the screws, but not the set inserted into the back of the outlet, and the tester indicates "Hot / Neu. Reverse." The tester's instructions do not explain what is meant by the different possible results, nor how to correct them. Can someone provide explanations for:
Hot / Grd. Reverse
Hot / Neu. Reverse
Open ground=ground wire (green) is not connected to the circuit box ground or to the earth ground.
(there should have steel rod place in the ground by the local electric company, and gtound wire is connected to that rod).
Open Neutral= same as open ground. unless you are testing 240V, which have 2 hot (110v) and a neutral (0V).
Open Hot= open 110v line (black)
hot/ground reversed= if you understand the above, then this sould be self explaintory.
same a hot/neu. reverse.
if you don't understand how electric wiring works, My suggestion is to stay out.
Posted on Dec 30, 2008
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