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Why would an outlet suddenly only be giving 40V?


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2004-12-18 13:36:35
2004-12-18 13:36:35

More information is required, is it just one outlet / building? If it is then the most likely explanation would be an incorrectly functioning meter /meter set to the wrong scale or function. If all outlets are only giving 40 volts contact your electricity company.


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This can not be done with the wire that you have. If you would like a detailed answer as to why not, start a discussion.

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