Originally Posted by Old Scout
Cant resist--so what are the chances that an RV owner of let us say, "average ignorance," could build their own test meter? Would a "store-bought" test meter detect phasing issues and if so, how?--curious minds with otherwise limited capacity need to know....
It is hard for me to answer your questions because.. Well, somewhere in my life I picked up a piece of wall paper. It says that I know a thing or two about electronics.
Standard 50 amp outlet, Round hole at bottom
Side to top should show 120 volts, does not matter which side
Side to round also should show 120 volts, again does not matter
Side to side should show 240 volts
IF that is the case. pole is properly wired and NOT fake.
So, can you remember this?
I plug in my plug in surge guard, it tells me everything I need to know and 2-3 minutes later CLUNK I get power.
As for multi-meters, One beside me as I type, One in the work room, (Actually 2 in the work room) one brand new still on the card in a storage box, one not on the card in the storage box.
Like to make sure I have one handy don't you know.