Neutral (Electrical)


Neutral refers to a conductor within an electrical system that is intentionally connected to the earth or ground. In alternating current (AC) electrical systems, there are typically three conductors: the live or hot conductor, the neutral conductor, and the ground conductor.

The neutral conductor provides a return path for current back to the electrical source, completing the circuit.

It carries current under normal operating conditions, but unlike the live conductor, it carries little to no voltage potential relative to ground. In construction and electrical work, the neutral conductor is essential for the safe and proper functioning of electrical systems. It helps balance the electrical load, provides a reference point for voltage measurements, and ensures the safe operation of electrical devices and appliances. Proper installation and maintenance of the neutral conductor are critical to prevent electrical hazards and ensure the reliability of the electrical system.

Experience the DILIGENT Difference

With DILIGENT, you can understand the value of your potential home investment by skipping the guesswork and gathering deeper information about your new home with our detailed reports provided the same day as your inspection.

Book Now!