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Mystery voltage.

Posted by Brian Wood on December 1st, 1999 11:03 PM
In reply to electrical 3-way switch problem by jack on November 30th, 1999 09:03 PM [Go to top of thread]

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Hi Jack: When two wires are run in close proximity to each other, the live (hot) wire will induce a voltage through the insulation into the other wire. This is why it's called induced voltage. It's only voltage, there's no actual power available, so it's harmless. On very long runs, a wire can store that induced voltage, like a capacitor, and give a very mild shock. Don't worry about it. Cheers, Brian.

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