Phase and Neutral

What is the difference between phase and neutral?

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  • Sep 18th, 2013

phase carry proton and electron but neutral is no charge

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  • Oct 2nd, 2013

phase is supply voltage weather neutral is returning path for that supply voltage.

well according to my current meter on the neturals end of a linear transformer with no load nothing? Nothing is different. I know what the popular anwser to that question is suppoust to be but it is not true! So it not to hard to just get to one load to see 60V rms on both neutral and hot or phase. In fact if you cascade a highpass filter to a lowpass filter just right your phase becomes netural and neutral becomes phase. Why if all tour power supplies were like that The would be paying you for "YOUR POWER". FYI sometime measure the total amount of power there transmission line can carry and how much power is needed max on you street. IMPOSSIBLE. the center tap on the secondary is hooked up to ground because its a good "current generator". You may not get shocked off the netural so much but it make your atoms neucleus change.

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  • Jan 26th, 2014

phase is refer to high potential line and neutral refers to low potential line ,so charge or current is moving from high potential to low potential..

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  • Jan 29th, 2014

phase is a electron carrier but neutral is not carrier(earth supply only)......

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  • Sep 17th, 2014

Phase wire supplies power while the neutral wire provides as the return path to complete the circuit and by power I mean apparent power. It isnt necessary that voltage of phase wire should be greater than neutral.

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  • Oct 25th, 2014

Neutral  is basically reference zero voltage for phase...

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1- in one phase case : Phase is supply voltage weather neutral is returning path the same current for that supply voltage.
2- in three phase case :
- in balanced load current returned to earth = 0
- in un balanced load current returned to earth = the sum of current of phases r,s,t..
in the grid if there is null current it must be earthed in several earthed points.

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  • Nov 16th, 2014

Phase contain supply voltage i.e heavy electrons or protons and neutral contain no supply voltage and neutral charges.

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