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Using a cable tracker can I test 110 volt circuits?

Using a cable tracker I bought from Harbor Freight seems to work with 110 wiring when the circuit breaker is turned off, but can it work safely with the CB turned on. If not, could a capacitor be inserted between the tone generator and the hot wire for isolation? I am trying to find a break in the wire that leaves several receptacles cold while the rest of the circuit is hot. The cable tracker seems to follow the wire all the way to the cold receptacles as being continuous, but voltage measured is zero.

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SOURCE: can cat5e cable be wire wrapped?

I tried the same thing once, the diameter and the twist make it useful only in desparate times when you just can't find any mylar wire to use. Been there, done that, now you have the T-shirt. I do use the wire for patching and repair but again it is just much larger than patch wire and not nearly as flexible.

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Check and test your voltage output first. It could be your output voltage is 110V, 220V, GND, Chassis(equipment) ground. In reference to Ground point.

Or its output is 110V, 110V, GND, and chassis gnd. Where you have to connect the two 110V output to have 220V output. Then taking 110V - GND to have the 110V.

Check your service voltage for your equipment. So you can wire your system according to your equipment needs.

And green wire should connect to equipment ground.

If your rooms is small in area a two 20A breaker should covered it. And the other one could be SPARE circuit. But still it depends on your needs.

And the last when you got the 25 volts. That might be you only got the neutral point(leak voltage) if I remember it right. Or you have only 1 test point that is live and its connection is loosely attached. Or check your breaker contact.

Hope this helps.
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SOURCE: When we measure from hot to neutral we get between 40 & 50 Volts

this is "phantom voltage." To be sure of this you can try shorting the hot with the ground. Should not short. The voltage isn't dangerous. It often happens when two hot wires are in the same cable. For example a 12/3 romex with a shared neutral. When one hot wire is turned off and the other is still energized, voltage can leak from one wire to the other, causing a reading of 50 or so volts on the non powered wire.

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From your description of the problem, I think the problem is in the white wire (neutral wire). There is a loose connection some where in the line.First, turn off main breaker, then check receptacle for a loose white wire. If none found or this receptacle is the first one in line, then the problem is in the breaker box.Fine where the line enters the box and trace the white wire to where it connects to the neutral buss. Tighten it or repair as necessary

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SOURCE: Why does voltage at circuit breaker read 120V and less than one volt at dishwasher junction box?

Say, do you want to play with this?
Could you disconnect the wires at the dishwasher junction box, (remembering exactly where they go) and find an extension cord you could plug in somewhere else to get electricity to the junction box that way? Obviously, you should need to have bare wires to hook to the junction box, so you might be sacrificing an old extension cord, or you might be using romex wire, or something like separate wires. Just be sure you know what you are doing so you don't get ZAPPED. God bless your efforts.

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