# Question: What Should Be The Voltage Between Neutral And Ground?

## Can we use Earth as neutral?

Using earth or ground as neutral is neither safe nor legal.

And like any other electrical appliance EM also needs two wire i.e Line (L) and Neutral (N) to work.

When we use earth as neutral, current does not return back to EM and thus it will not count the energy consumption..

## How can we reduce voltage from ground to neutral?

Load balancing at a customer’s facility can also reduce NEV, but only at their location. Resizing neutral conductors. Currents returning on grounded-wye power systems cause a voltage drop across the impedance of the neutral conductor.

## Why there is no neutral in 3 phase?

Fact 3: The current in the neutral wire is the phasor sum of all the line currents. In a balanced system, when all currents and their power factors are the same, the phasor sum of all line currents is 0A. That’s the reason why there is no need for neutral wire in a balanced system.

## What should be the voltage between neutral and earth?

Generally voltage between neutral and earth will be within few volts. It is not fixed, as it depends upon the unbalance current flowing in the neutral wire, which itself will change. In addition, drop also depends upon the thickness of the neutral wire used in our houses.

## Why do I have voltage between neutral and ground?

Neutral-to-ground voltage. This is a measurement of voltage drop (also called IR drop). It’s caused by load current that flows through the impedance of the neutral wire.

## How can you tell if a wire is live neutral or earth?

Voltage around 1V to 5V, still you have found your ‘live’ wire. It is the other of the first two. Now that ‘live’ wire has been identified, test voltage between the ‘live’ and the remaining two, one at a time. Whichever gives you higher reading is the ‘neutral’ and the other ‘earth’.

## Can you get a shock from the neutral wire?

No. By definition a neutral wire is a wire that is grounded to 0V. It does carry the current from the circuit back to the transformer however. If a system is wired correctly the neutral wire will never give you a shock.

## Why is there 120 volts on the neutral?

A neutral not connected somewhere can cause a reading of 120 volts on the neutral to ground. The voltage flow through any device that is plugged in. The device does not work because there is no current flowing.

## Is there voltage on the neutral?

In the electric power grid, “neutral” is ground, by definition. So the voltage of the neutral wire is always zero… … If you measure the voltage between two different points on a neutral wire that is carrying current, you will be able to measure a small difference.

## What happens if earth and neutral wires touch?

The neutral is always referenced to ground at one, and ONLY one, point. If you touch the neutral to ground anywhere else, you will create the aforementioned ground loop because the grounding system and the nuetral conductor are now wired in parallel, so they now carry equal magnitudes of current.