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Old 10-15-2012, 01:26 AM   #29 (permalink)
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Today I was running power wires for my heater when I suddenly got a highly unexpected 72 volt shock. My ratchet was on a contactor lead and my elbow was touching a chassis bolt.


I thought I had very carefully isolated the traction wiring from the chassis... My multimeter showed a 72V difference between the chassis and traction positive. After a few moments of scratching my head, I decided to unplug the system voltage meter I installed last night and recheck. Once I did, there was no more voltage reading between chassis and traction pos. So my $8 four wire volt meter is not isolated and eventually will have to be chucked for something different.

Or is it something I should even worry about?
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