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Can you connect live and neutral together?

Can you connect live and neutral together?

There are no polarities in AC, so live and neutral can get interchanged without any problem in AC circuit in appliances. However, when it comes to wiring in house, live and neutral should not be interchanged.

What happens if you switch ground and neutral?

To answer your original question, if ground and neutral are swapped, when the light is energized (on) you will have electrified your entire house ground as the return path to the main panel.

Can you tie a neutral and hot wire together?

11 Answers. You don’t need to “complete the circuit”. Tying together the hot and neutral wires creates a short circuit, which should immediately trip the circuit breaker.

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Can two live wires touch?

You will receive a shock if you touch two wires at different voltages at the same time. You will receive a shock if you touch a live wire and are grounded at the same time. When a circuit, electrical component, or equipment is energized, a potential shock hazard is present.

Can live and neutral be reversed?

Why are switches connected to the neutral wire and not to the live wire?

Because ‘earth’ is always connected there is nothing to be gained by switching off neutral, except that this would break the load connection and stop the powered device. Switching the ‘live’ wire isolates the device from the power source. Not only does it stop the device it removes the power connection.

Can ground and neutral be on same bar in SubPanel?

When Should Grounds & Neutrals Be Connected in a SubPanel? The answer is never. Grounds and neutrals should only be connected at the last point of disconnect. This would be at main panels only.

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Can track on PCB cross each other?

Crosstalk is defined as the unintentional electromagnetic coupling between traces on a printed circuit board. This can happen on a PCB that has acceptable trace spacing for manufacturing but where the spacing is not acceptable for crosstalk.

Does it matter where you put the ground in a circuit?

To put it simply, wherever you like. The only requirement for a ground is that everything must pick the same ground in order to avoid unwanted current flows between different systems. The negative supply is the most common choice, but no more or less valid than any other.

How to make a neutral go live on circuit 2?

Thanks, Clive. Clive if you borrow a neutral for circuit 2 out in the field somewhere off circuit 1. If you pull the fuse on circuit 1 then disconnect it, the neutral will become live because circuit 2 has nowhere to go. Hope this clears things a bit.

Why does the RCD trip when the neutral bar returns neutral?

If one circuit has its phase conductor on the RCD side but returns it’s neutral to the none RCD side there is an immediate imbalance and the RCD will trip. The same is true if a non RCD circuit returns it’s neutral to the RCD neutral bar.

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Why is a neutral borrowed from another circuit?

Borrowed is where I loose it (I did ask them, but it just didn’t sink in). This is why: a neutral is ‘borrowed’ from another circuit to provide a reference/return path. So, there is danger present when isolation of a circuit that has borrowed it’s neutral.

Can neutrals be shared on a split load board?

One big problem with neutrals being switched or shared in split load boards is the neutral and “live” bars are indeed split. All rcd protected circuits have a common point in the CU as do all non RCD circuits. The RCD monitors the combined currents in all the circuits on the RCD side. Not just one circuit at a time.