neutral conductor

neutral conductor

[′nü·trəl kən′dək·tər]
(electricity)
A conductor of a polyphase circuit or of a single-phase, three-wire circuit which is intended to have a potential such that the potential differences between it and each of the other conductors are approximately equal in magnitude and are also equally spaced in phase.

neutral conductor

1. In an electric circuit consisting of three or more conductors, the electric conductor that usually is so energized that the voltages between it and the other conductors are equal in magnitude.
2. In a three-phase three-wire electrical circuit: a conductor whose potential differences between it and each of the other conductors are equal in magnitude and equally spaced in phase.
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Tenders are invited for Neutral Conductor Ring Assembly Without Insulation Drg No.
The 2 legs control version is particularly suitable for motor control circuits where the neutral conductor is not utilized.
Other tests offered include a differential leakage test that evaluates the difference in current between the live and neutral conductor measured during operation; a substitute/alternative leakage test; as well as a functional load test to ensure the asset works as it should; and a hi-pot/flash test performed to check for leakage current between the linked live/neutral conductors and the probe.
In the past, many electricians did not include a neutral conductor at switch locations, and the result was the equipment grounding conductor being used as the neutral conductor.
A spokesperson said: "The power cut was due to the theft of a copper neutral conductor from a local substation and affected 222 properties in the area.
Due to harmonics generated by the non linear loads, there is a significant amount of harmonics in the neutral conductor as seen in fig.
In these facilities, system grounding--the intentional connection of a phase or neutral conductor to earth--allows the flow of electrical current to be controlled and monitored.
By strapping a blown-fiber microduct to the neutral conductor, Western Power crews achieved an aerial broadband installation with low visibility impact.
If so, mutual interference, harmonic distortion, and neutral conductor heat buildup may occur.
The Cable Shall Be Suitable For Three-Phase Primary Underground Distribution Cable For Installation In Underground Ducts, Conduits And Direct Burial In Wet Locations Without The Need To Install An Additional Neutral Conductor.
This guide starts fledgling electricians on the basic mathematical concepts used in the field, and then moves through Ohm's Law, neutral conductors, common electrical equipment, load calculations and power efficiency.
Consulting electrical engineers are combating these harmonics through various infrastructure upgrades, including K rated transformers, oversized neutral conductors, power conditioners, and harmonic filters.