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#81407 - 08/10/02 07:05 AM Definition of Neutral
Joe Tedesco Offline
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I found this definition on the NFPA Web Site:

Neutral Conductor.

The grounded current-carrying conductor of all electrical circuits.


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#81408 - 08/10/02 08:01 AM Re: Definition of Neutral
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Hmmmm, Did they have a disclaimer saying this was soley their definition, and in theory not true?

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#81409 - 08/10/02 11:44 AM Re: Definition of Neutral
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While giving a flood of CMP members heart attacks, that simple definition surely covers the proverbial "multitude of sins."

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#81410 - 08/10/02 05:45 PM Re: Definition of Neutral
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That is actually not a bad definition.
All systems that have a neutral conductor are required to be grounded, and the neutral conductor is the conductor of the system that is required to be grounded.

Ed

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#81411 - 08/10/02 06:46 PM Re: Definition of Neutral
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Oh no! Not again?!

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#81412 - 08/10/02 08:46 PM Re: Definition of Neutral
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Rojo-sy,

LOL!!!

Thought that topic was reduced to glowing embers

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#81413 - 08/11/02 11:26 AM Re: Definition of Neutral
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Is not the grounded conductor of a 3Ø 3W corner grounded system a current carrying conductor, but is not the neutral conductor?

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