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hello, my name is ***** ***** i would love to help you with your power strip.
let me get this straight, the breaker is not tripping but the power strip "cuts off"
oh ok, i am assuming it is a standard non-GFCI outlet
sometimes these receptacles are on a switch. Have you verified if the outlet is switched?
Are you able to read 120v hot to neutral and hot to ground with nothing plugged in to the outlet?
It could be the hot/neutral terminations were reversed.. The hot wire goes on the gold screw and the neutral goes on the silver screw.
Try plugging a lamp into the receptacle, if it works you may have a bad stereo receiver.
Sounds like a poor termination either in the receptacle itself or somewhere upstream. You are getting 120 V on the multimeter?
I would look into wherever that receptacle is being fed from. The connections may be faulty there.
You really should attach the bare ground wire to the ground terminal of the receptacle. This is probably why your breaker isnt tripping. That ground wire is necessary for the breaker to trip in alot of conditions.
It compromises the safety of your home to just remove the ground.
were you able to find the feed for the receptacle?
typically its at the nearest electrical box in the same or adjoining room.