The neutral: A live and unique conductor

  • Reference

    ECT212

  • Type

    Technical paper

  • Languages

    English

  • Date

    15/06/2004

  • Version

    1.0

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  • Reference

    ECT212

  • Type

    Technical paper

  • Languages

    English

  • Date

    15/06/2004

  • Version

    1.0

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Paradoxically, although the neutral conductor is a live conductor, current should never be allowed to circulate in it. Nevertheless, there has been renewed interest in the neutral conductor in relation to the proliferation of electronic loads, the circulation of harmonic currents and the risk of overloads. Within this context, the aim of this document is to describe the current situation regarding typical and recommended installation rules with respect to breaking, protecting and dimensioning the neutral conductor.

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Description:

Paradoxically, although the neutral conductor is a live conductor, current should never be allowed to circulate in it. Nevertheless, there has been renewed interest in the neutral conductor in relation to the proliferation of electronic loads, the circulation of harmonic currents and the risk of overloads. Within this context, the aim of this document is to describe the current situation regarding typical and recommended installation rules with respect to breaking, protecting and dimensioning the neutral conductor.

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