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#81407 - 08/10/02 10:05 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.


[This message has been edited by Joe Tedesco (edited 08-10-2002).]


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#81408 - 08/10/02 11:01 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?

Roger


#81409 - 08/10/02 02:44 PM 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."


#81410 - 08/10/02 08:45 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


#81411 - 08/10/02 09:46 PM Re: Definition of Neutral  
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Oh no! Not again?!


#81412 - 08/10/02 11:46 PM Re: Definition of Neutral  
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Rojo-sy,

LOL!!!

Thought that topic was reduced to glowing embers [Linked Image]

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#81413 - 08/11/02 02:26 PM 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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