Good evening everyone!
Im hoping this is a simple question to answer, but I'm coming to naught through all my searching. I have a three pole, single
'switch' breaker in a 120V ac distribution panel I purchased from a marine
consignment store (the panel says Regal Boats) and the breaker in question is the AC MAIN breaker. I want to use the panel for an auxiliary AC supply for running two space heaters this winter (it'll be enclosed, and inside, out of the weather
, and wired to ABYC spec).
It looked like the panel was wired a little goofy (most notably that the neutral/white wire would not disconnect when the breaker tripped, and the neutral and ground busses were connected.
When I checked the resistance on each of the poles (closed), two read .9OHM, and one read 1.19kOHM. Everything showed open circuit when the breaker was tripped.
So, is this normal? Am I out to lunch with how this thing was wired and the resistance I'm seeing. Is it possible/standard for one pole to be used for the reverse polarity indicator?
OH! and the make of the breaker is AIRPAX, but there are no other identifying marks.
Thanks for any input you may be able to provide!!!