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Inverter voltage leaking to chassis?

Posted: Mon Sep 21, 2020 1:28 pm
by Tremelune
When I connect a 12V battery to the positive and negative terminals of my 2014 inverter, and then I test voltage from the positive post to the inverter case, I read a voltage that quickly drops to below 0.1V...At one point it dropped down to more like 4-5V. In a less controlled "experiment", I found similar behavior with the traction pack B+, but it dropped down to about 2/3 the pack voltage. I've never been able to get a test light to light across the same locations that I can measure voltage though, so I'm not sure what's going on.

Is this unsafe considering it doesn't seem to hold a current?

Is there a way to check if my inverter is damaged and leaking voltage internally somehow?

Re: Inverter voltage leaking to chassis?

Posted: Wed Sep 23, 2020 3:59 pm
by coleafrado
You're on the wrong forum, man.

Re: Inverter voltage leaking to chassis?

Posted: Wed Sep 23, 2020 10:51 pm
by Oilpan4
How many miliamps is it?
If it's only say 1ma just ground and bond everything good and don't worry about it.
I get stray voltage on stuff all the time.