How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Mike Your Own Question
Mike
Mike, Master Electrician
Category: Electrical
Satisfied Customers: 1425
Experience:  Licensed Master Electrician - OnQ Certified Data Voice Audio Video Installer
11762411
Type Your Electrical Question Here...
Mike is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

Should I be able to get a current flow from hot to ground,

Customer Question

Should I be able to get a current flow from hot to ground, or is this symptomatic of a ground fault?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Electrical
Expert:  Kevin replied 2 years ago.
Hello.....my name is ***** ***** I will be happy to assist you with your electrical question. My goal is to exceed your expectations on Just Answer!
1) You should only be able to measure voltage from hot to ground and from hot to neutral.
2) There should never be any current when measuring from hot to ground.
3) You measured voltage going from hot to ground and not current. In order to measure current, you need to insert the meter in series with the circuit or use a clamp-on amp meter. You measured voltage and not current (amps).
4) What was the original problem?