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#5227 - 11/09/01 06:08 PM Transformer  
Steve Miller  Offline
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Loudoun Cty, VA
Last week our guys had a blonde moment while setting a new 480/208 xfmr. They ran 5 wires to feed it with 480; 3 phases, neutral and ground. They attached the neutral to the X0 terminal along with the 208Y12 neutral. Once they woke up and realized we didn't need the neutral they just disconnected it and capped off both ends. Then the discussion started:
1) Is there any code violation to feed the neutral also?
2) Is there any safety or theory problem with the neutral?
3) Could they have just left it attached?

After a bunch of thinking and drawing this thing out, and staring at my Masters License, wondering if they really issued me that thing, I answered all these with a simple "I have no clue, but I know who to ask". Well people, you're it. Gimme your opinions.


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#5228 - 11/09/01 06:23 PM Re: Transformer  
Frank Cinker  Offline
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Steve,

Initally, it may be misleading to the next Electrician in to service transformer. I don't think a code violation would exist if you left the neutal connected.


#5229 - 11/09/01 07:22 PM Re: Transformer  
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The first thing that comes to mind is you have created a neutral to ground bond down stream of the 480/277 service equipment. This could cause a hazard as well as desensitize ground fault protection.

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[This message has been edited by Nick (edited 11-09-2001).]



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