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Kevin, Licensed Electrical Contractor
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Experience:  30 years Licensed Electrical Contractor in Illinois, Adjunct College Electrical Instructor, Former Electrical Inspector, Diploma: Digital Electronics, FCC Technician License
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is it normal if you connect a tester to the live and ground

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1) Yes, if using a 2-prong AC voltage tester (contact type) or AC voltmeter and the system is properly grounded, you should measure voltage from the hot wire to the neutral wire and also from the hot wire to the ground wire.

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