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I replaced a 16V door bell trans ,
when I checked the output, V=22 on my analog greenlee meter .
why doesn't it read 16 ?
I thought a meter would read RMS value
 

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Cling the ding donger and see what happens.

Surprised you actually metered it. I'd just hook it up and ding dong, and if it ding donged, ask for money.
 

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Nothing more professional and no better way of doing it right than getting confused on the job and coming home to ask Cletus to explain it all to ya.

IT'S A DOORBELL! lol
 

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Yair....like others have said. It should read close to 16 volts at whatever load it's rated for.
 

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I'm with Frunk on this one. If it dings, collect money.

Same with lights, screw in bulb, hit switch, lights?, collect money. Haven't used my Canadian Tire meter in a long time.
 

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Might be deliberately set higher to compensate for the voltage drop in the coils to keep the bulb in the button glowing.
 
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