neutral return path

neutral return path

[′nü·trəl ri′tərn ‚path]
(electricity)
A route from the load back to the power source, completing a circuit in an electric power distribution system, which is grounded, usually by connections to water pipes.
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The 5 mm instruments described in this brochure feature a protective shield that provides a neutral return path for any capacitively-coupled energy and also a safe path for any stray current in the event of insulation failure.