In most office environments, a typical reading of neutral-to-ground voltage is about 1.5V.

Why do I have 120 volts between neutral and ground?

If you have a neutral wire removed from the neutral bus bar in your panel it is possible to see 120VAC on that wire if the circuit breaker for that circuit is turned on and there is a load connected to the circuit and load device is also turned on.

Why do I have voltage on my neutral?

The voltage you are seeing on the neutral wire is conducting through that other load from the hot. Your voltage tester is detecting voltage without drawing current so the resistance of the other load is not seen. Try disconnecting/turning off all other loads on that circuit.

Is there power between neutral and ground?

All neutral wires of the same earthed (grounded) electrical system should have the same electrical potential, because they are all connected through the system ground. Neutral conductors are usually insulated for the same voltage as the line conductors, with interesting exceptions.

Why do I have 80 volts on my neutral?

Check voltage across each conductors. If you read 80V between the hot and neutral, and read 120V between the hot and ground. You have a malfunctioning neutral. If you read 80V between hot and both the neutral and ground your problem is with the hot conductor.

What should voltage be between live and neutral?

Live, neutral and earth mains wires

Wires Voltage between them (V)
Live and neutral 230
Live and earth 230
Neutral and earth 0

Should there be 120v on neutral?

In a normal situation with the neutral path intact, you would have 120 volts measured from across the light bulb or the receptacle. In this case, both sides of the light (hot and neutral) are the same, thus no potential difference (voltage), and the bulb does not light up.

Why does my ground wire have voltage?

Stray voltage occurs when electricity leaks from the black wire directly to the white or ground wires. Small amounts of electricity are produced by these leaks. The system would be shorted by direct contact between the wires.

How do you reduce neutral to ground voltage?

Shortening the length of neutral wire and increasing the sectional area of neutral wire can reduce the reactance of neutral wire and thus reduce neutral-earth voltage.

Why do I have 240V on neutral?

The grounded (neutral) conductor is connected to the center of the coil (center tap), which is why it provides half the voltage. Therefore, if a device requires only 240V, only two ungrounded (hot) conductors are required to supply the device.