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What would cause a neutral wire to be hot?
Last Updated: 1st January, 2020
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Similarly one may ask, why would a neutral wire be hot?
The power wire that is grounded is called the “neutral” wire because it is not dangerous with respect to exposed metal parts or plumbing. The “hot” wire gets its name because it is dangerous. The grounding of the neutral wire is not related to the operation of electrical equipment but is required for reasons of safety.
Also, how do you tell which wire is hot and which is neutral? Most likely the neutral wire is white and the hot wire is red or black, but test to make sure. Identify the neutral wire in the fixture by looking at the wires. In most modern fixtures the neutral wire will be white and the hot wire is red or black.
Likewise, people ask, does neutral wire get hot?
Hot: The black wire is the hot wire, which provides a 120 VAC current source. Neutral: The white wire is called the neutral wire. The neutral wire is connected to an earth ground. Ground: The bare wire is called the ground wire.
What happens when hot wire touches neutral?
Normal Short Circuit This is when a hot wire carrying current touches a neutral wire. When that happens, the resistance will go down instantly and a large volume of current will flow through an unexpected pathway.