Weird voltage readings.

Discussion in 'Electricians' Talk' started by major-eyeswater, Jul 12, 2018.

  1. Hey.

    I've been trying to figure out why my outdoor light has stopped working.
    I've got an old dialog tester, and a fluke voltage tester that I was using.
    The switch for the light has a l-n-e at the switch.
    I tested with the fluke and was getting 80 odd volts between l-n.
    When i tested with the mft I was getting 60 ish volts but with just one probe connected to either live or neutral, the other probe not connected to anything...

    What's going on?
  2. PhilSo

    PhilSo Active Member


  3. seneca

    seneca Screwfix Select

    You don't know what you're doing, simple answer!
  4. Ok, thank you.
  5. Bob Rathbone

    Bob Rathbone Well-Known Member

    High impedance Fluke meter will not give reliable readings with one lead disconnected.
  6. retiredsparks

    retiredsparks Well-Known Member

    Don't play with electricity.
  7. Understood, I was just looking for an answer to the question though.

    I've found it elsewhere.

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