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Voltage Drop_ i cannot figure out why i am losing voltage from the switch to an outdoor light. the light is only 6 ft from the switch and i am getting 120v on the back side of the switch but losing it before it gets to the light. the circuit breaker is not tripping, but i can trip it by touching the wire in the box outside. So i know i have "power" outside just not enough to turn the lights on....
Any troubleshooting ideas, thanks
 

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Voltage Drop_ i cannot figure out why i am losing voltage from the switch to an outdoor light. the light is only 6 ft from the switch and i am getting 120v on the back side of the switch but losing it before it gets to the light. the circuit breaker is not tripping, but i can trip it by touching the wire in the box outside. So i know i have "power" outside just not enough to turn the lights on....
Any troubleshooting ideas, thanks
A multimeter would be a good start
 

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The flux capacitor in the switch is probably fried.. It may have done damage to the bearring in the breaker.. I'd call an electrician out to replace the panel, as individual breakers can't be fixed or replaced... Only a new panel is approved as an assembly..
 

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Dump another bucket of volts into the light. :brows:

IBTL. :laughing:
 
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the circuit breaker is not tripping, but i can trip it by touching the wire in the box outside. So i know i have "power" outside just not enough to turn the lights on....
Any troubleshooting ideas, thanks
Well, considering that it takes at the very least 15 amps to trip a breaker and probably no more than 0.8 amps to operate light, I would say that you should hire an electrician :thumbup:
 

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