henrydehoja wrote: ↑
Tue May 04, 2021 8:32 pm
Also, you can always get a cheap plug-in circuit/outlet tester to check your outlets.
Yes. They're very cheap, very easy to find, and a good tool to have in general. As I recall, before they became commonly available commercially, either Popular Science, Popular Electronics, or Elementary Electronics published instructions for making your own.
Be that as it may, they will detect all the common wiring faults: open ground, open neutral, hot and neutral reversed, and the particularly nasty hot and ground reversed, and there's a sticker right on the tester, telling you what the various combinations of lights mean (hint: you want to see two greens and a dark).
And of course, if the wall socket tests good, try testing it through the extens