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There are three lights, two orange, center and right, the far left one is red. If the circuit is fine and grounded you will get two orange lights. If its un grounded you get the center orange light, if its reversed polarity which means the black and white wires are reversed you get a red and center yellow light. There … see more There are three lights, two orange, center and right, the far left one is red. If the circuit is fine and grounded you will get two orange lights. If its un grounded you get the center orange light, if its reversed polarity which means the black and white wires are reversed you get a red and center yellow light. There are a couple of other scenarios which are open hot and open neutral. Not sure any of these would require you to call an electrician. Any handy man that has basic electrical knowledge can correct the problem. I'm a home inspector and have literally checked thousands and thousands of plugs and I typically find open grounds and reversed polarity quite often and that's about it. Neither of those situations are life and death and are a simple fix assuming your house is a grounded system which if it was built in the 50's on back it may not be or may only partly be. see less There are three lights, two orange, center and right, the far left one is red. If the circuit is fine and grounded you will get two orange lights. If its un grounded you get the center orange light, if its reversed polarity which means the black and white wires are reversed you get a red and center yellow light. There are a couple of other scenarios which are open hot and open neutral. Not sure any of these would require you to call an electrician. Any handy man that has basic electrical knowledge can correct the problem. I'm a home inspector and have literally checked thousands and thousands of plugs and I typically find open grounds and reversed polarity quite often and that's about it. Neither of those situations are life and death and are a simple fix assuming your house is a grounded system which if it was built in the 50's on back it may not be or may only partly be.
Jim
· January 9, 2015
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I,m not sure but don't believe they are giving you the info your asking for.
I think you asking to test any recepticle, GFCI or no use a two prong adapter for 2 slot recepticle. Will give you polarity only, which important you don't want some wires on 1 side then the next one is opposite. The tester can tell you this.… see more
I,m not sure but don't believe they are giving you the info your asking for.
I think you asking to test any recepticle, GFCI or no use a two prong adapter for 2 slot recepticle. Will give you polarity only, which important you don't want some wires on 1 side then the next one is opposite. The tester can tell you this. Also gold screw black(Hot), silver screw white wire (Neutral), green screw (ground)!!! ALWAYS for recepticles.
PLEASE, PLEASE REMEMBER TO TURN OFF THE POWER AFTER TEST BEFORE WORK. BE CAREFUL SOMEONE LOVES YOU I SUPPOSE.
P.S.
USE MASKING 3 DAY TAPE TO LABEL OR MARK THE OUTLETS ON THAT CIRCUIT THOSE ARE ALL THEN SAFE TO WORK.
Hope it helps. Even though you probably moved out and left building!!! LOL๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ™ see less
I,m not sure but don't believe they are giving you the info your asking for.
I think you asking to test any recepticle, GFCI or no use a two prong adapter for 2 slot recepticle. Will give you polarity only, which important you don't want some wires on 1 side then the next one is opposite. The tester can tell you this. Also gold screw black(Hot), silver screw white wire (Neutral), green screw (ground)!!! ALWAYS for recepticles.
PLEASE, PLEASE REMEMBER TO TURN OFF THE POWER AFTER TEST BEFORE WORK. BE CAREFUL SOMEONE LOVES YOU I SUPPOSE.
P.S.
USE MASKING 3 DAY TAPE TO LABEL OR MARK THE OUTLETS ON THAT CIRCUIT THOSE ARE ALL THEN SAFE TO WORK.
Hope it helps. Even though you probably moved out and left building!!! LOL๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ™

Airgun Junky
· May 2, 2021
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No, it will not tell you when you need an outlet replaced. It will only show you if the outlet is wired correctly or incorrectly. Make sure that when you push your GFCI back into the box that no bare copper is touching bare copper on the neutral/white conductor in the box. Also make sure that the conductors are tight i… see more No, it will not tell you when you need an outlet replaced. It will only show you if the outlet is wired correctly or incorrectly. Make sure that when you push your GFCI back into the box that no bare copper is touching bare copper on the neutral/white conductor in the box. Also make sure that the conductors are tight in the terminal screws of your GFCI. You probably need to replace your GFCI with a new one if none of the previous suggestions work. Make sure that you turn the power off to the receptacle prior to removing it from the outlet box & working on the device. see less No, it will not tell you when you need an outlet replaced. It will only show you if the outlet is wired correctly or incorrectly. Make sure that when you push your GFCI back into the box that no bare copper is touching bare copper on the neutral/white conductor in the box. Also make sure that the conductors are tight in the terminal screws of your GFCI. You probably need to replace your GFCI with a new one if none of the previous suggestions work. Make sure that you turn the power off to the receptacle prior to removing it from the outlet box & working on the device.
KEN W COPELAND
· June 24, 2014
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It test the polarity etc. of a regular receptacle. It does not trip the breaker in the panel that feeds the receptacle. Hope this answers your question.
C. J.
· April 3, 2013
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This voltage tester is perfect for you:https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07SL4NSS1
Jeannie Andrews
· December 12, 2019
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This item will let you know if the outlet you are testing is grounded properly. I hope my answer helps.
Geri
· April 23, 2017
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no, no gfci tester will trip it if it’s not grounded
guy
· August 25, 2019
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White dot in diagram represents not lit. It will only light up yellow or red
Dave
· September 21, 2017
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It makes perfect sense and they are correct. With the unit face up (GFCI Test button facing you), it says that for correct wiring the leftmost light is dark, and the rightmost two are lighted. Now, when you flip the unit over, guess where those two lighted lights went? Now they are on the left side, which is properly … see more It makes perfect sense and they are correct. With the unit face up (GFCI Test button facing you), it says that for correct wiring the leftmost light is dark, and the rightmost two are lighted. Now, when you flip the unit over, guess where those two lighted lights went? Now they are on the left side, which is properly reflected in the diagram. This is done so, because some builders will flip an outlet upside down when the outlet is controlled by a switch instead of being always on. This is done so you can read the troubleshooting legend regardless of outlet orientation. Pretty clever. IMHO. I hope that helps. see less It makes perfect sense and they are correct. With the unit face up (GFCI Test button facing you), it says that for correct wiring the leftmost light is dark, and the rightmost two are lighted. Now, when you flip the unit over, guess where those two lighted lights went? Now they are on the left side, which is properly reflected in the diagram. This is done so, because some builders will flip an outlet upside down when the outlet is controlled by a switch instead of being always on. This is done so you can read the troubleshooting legend regardless of outlet orientation. Pretty clever. IMHO. I hope that helps.
George.B
· November 30, 2020
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No.
Buy a digital volt meter for this test.
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No.
Buy a digital volt meter for this test.

Caution: A/C outlets pack a strong punch. Be very careful when testing. Consult a licensed electrician. see less
No.
Buy a digital volt meter for this test.

Caution: A/C outlets pack a strong punch. Be very careful when testing. Consult a licensed electrician.

Rosenberg
· April 15, 2020