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I am plugged into a work bench & I am using a surge protector...when

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I am plugged into a work bench & I am using a surge protector...when I shut the surge protector off, I am still getting 120 vac between neutral & ground. Is this correct or is there something wired wrong on the bench power strip.

AssuredElectrical :

Welcome. My name is XXXXX XXXXX would be glad to assist.

AssuredElectrical :

What is the make and model of the surge strip? That is extremely odd, there should be no power on the neutral wire.

AssuredElectrical :

Sounds like the internals have failed, would like to see which model it is and get the specs.

Customer:

I tried the surge protector strip on another work bench & it did not happen...

AssuredElectrical :

What do you mean on another work bench? How is the strip being used?

Customer:

I am plugging the surge protector into a power strip on a work bench...& then I am plucking my components into the surge protector.

AssuredElectrical :

Ok, when you read voltage on the neutral, what was plugged into the strip?

AssuredElectrical :

Any motors or items with a capacitor?

AssuredElectrical :

Have you measured the strip on the bench for miswiring?

AssuredElectrical :

I would test when power is on the strip and on the work bench strip also: Hot to neutral,hot to ground and neutral to ground

Customer:

I should get ( on the surge protector) hot to neutral= 120 ...Hot to ground =0 & neutral to ground = 120...is this correct...

AssuredElectrical :

no, hot to neutral 120, hot to ground 120, neutral to ground 0

AssuredElectrical :

same for the bench strip

Customer:

You are the man!!! The work bench that I am working on is wired in reverse...all the other ones are correct!! I will give you a five!!!!!!

AssuredElectrical :

Ok, you know the strip is good at least. You are most welcome, glad to assist

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