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What should neutral to ground read?

Asked by: Serafim Hortas

asked in category: General Last Updated: 7th May, 2020

What should neutral to ground read?

1). Neutral-to-ground connection. Some neutral-to-ground voltage should be present under load conditions, typically 2V or less. If the voltage is zero with a load on the circuit, then check for a neutral-to-ground connection in the receptacle, whether accidental or intentional.

Beside this, what should be the voltage between neutral and ground?

Voltage Measurement between Neutral to Ground:A rule-of-thumb used by many in the industry is that Neutral to ground voltage of 2V or less at the receptacle is okay, while a few volts or more indicates overloading; 5V is seen as the upper limit.

Secondly, should there be continuity between neutral and ground? There is no continuity between the Hot and the Neutral (which is good); however there is continuity between the ground and the Neutral.

Also Know, what should Neutral read read?

Hotneutral is the load voltage. Voltage should read about 120 V (typically 115 V to 125 V). You measure exactly 118.5 V. Neutral-ground is a voltage drop (also called IR drop) caused by load current flowing through the impedance of the white wire.

What happens if you connect neutral to ground?

If you have a ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI), then connecting neutral and ground will fault the circuit. The GFCI compares the current in the hot wire, to the neutral wire. If there is any difference (like when some of the current flows through the ground wire) then it cuts the circuit.

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