Correct. Once the neutrals go their separate ways, they must not reunite, because that would form a loop, giving neutral current two potential paths.
Can you tie neutrals together from different circuits?
Tying neutrals of different circuits together is effectively paralleling wire, which unless larger than 1/0 is also a violation of 310.4. 300.3 references 310.4, tho 300.3 says all conductors of a circuit must be in the same cable, raceway, etc unless allowed elsewhere.
Can multiple switches use the same neutral wire?
If both switches are powered by the same breaker you can wire both to the same neutral.
Can you put two different circuits in the same junction box?
The answer is yes you can have 2 separate circuits in the same box (they can have a splice also but not needed in your case).
Why are all the neutral wires tied together?
The neutrals were all tied together to make one group so it doesnt matter which one makes it to the switch.
Is a neutral required at every switch?
Neutrals. When wiring lighting circuits supplied by a grounded general-purpose branch circuit, the 2011 NEC now requires you to provide a neutral conductor at nearly every switch point [404.2(C)]. The purpose for this is to complete a circuit path for electronic lighting control devices, such as occupancy sensors.
Can 2 lighting circuits share a neutral?
as long as the phase conductors are on different “phases” it’s fine. Recent code requires them to be on a double pole breaker though. I do it as much as possible in houses. It’s easier to pull one three wire for two circuits, than 2 separate two wires.
Can you put 2 neutral wires together in panel?
Neutrals must be one to a hole. No exceptions. NEC 2011: 408.41 Grounded Conductor Terminations Each grounded conductor shall terminate within the panelboard in an individual terminal that is not also used for another conductor.
Can you daisy chain neutral wires?
Yes, you can and it will work. Ultimately this is your home, you know the reccemended way is to join them all up at the same point and not jump from switch to switch.
Why do you separate the ground and neutral in a sub panel?
With ground and neutral bonded, current can travel on both ground and neutral back to the main panel. If the load becomes unbalanced and ground and neutral are bonded, the current will flow through anything bonded to the sub-panel (enclosure, ground wire, piping, etc.) and back to the main panel. Obvious shock hazard!
What happens if neutral wire is not connected?
If the neutral wire is broken or disconnected, the out of balanced current cannot return to the supply through the star point, but it must return. So, this current takes the path back to the supply through the lines.
Does a neutral have to be in a switch box?
Quote from the video:
Quote from Youtube video: Says the grounded circuit conductor now you need to know that the grounded circuit conductor is the neutral the white neutral wire goes to the grounding bus bar and a main panel.
Can you use ground as neutral?
A ground is not a neutral period. The last thing you want is the chassis of your washer as a current carrying conductor. If your house has a bonded neutral and ground then it should be at only at one connector and that is your circuit breaker panel and nowhere else.
Can neutral and ground be on the same bus bar?
The answer is never. Grounds and neutrals should only be connected at the last point of disconnect. This would be at main panels only.
Can neutral and ground wires touch?
In Short if neutral wire touches a earth wire,
An earth wire carrying load current is a risk of electric shock because a person touching this earth may present an alternative path for the load current and thus the risk of electric shock.
Is neutral wire safe to touch?
If you touch the neutral wire in a live circuit, whether it be a lamp, an appliance or something else, it is the same as touching the active wire. It is only “safe” to touch the neutral wire when there is no current flowing, just as it is “safe” to touch the earth wire (when one exists).
What happens if live touches neutral?
In an electric iron being used in a household, the plastic insulation of live wire and neutral wire in the connecting cable gets torn. Due to this, naked live wire touches the naked neutral wire directly and the electric fuse of the circuit blows off.
Does the neutral wire carry voltage?
Voltage is carried by the live conductor, but a neutral conductor is also necessary for two important functions: Serving as a zero voltage reference point.