QUESTION: Is it correct that in a power outlet in India the 'Neutral'
port gets connected to the 'Ground' port at the power transmitting end,
while the 'Earth' port gets connected to the metal body of the
If this is true, then picture / consider this.
SCENARIO: During the positive half cycle of the sine 240VAC wave,
electrical energy @ 120VAC flows out of the 'Phase' port into and
through the load to complete the electrical circuit.
During the negative half cycle of the sine 240VAC
wave, electrical energy @ 120VAC flows out of the 'Neutral' port into
and through the load to complete the electrical circuit.Thus, we get
electrical power @ 240VAC.
If Neutral is connected to Ground at the power
transmitting end, then 120VAC should be flowing into the ground and not
through the load impedance.
Electrical energy takes the path of least resistance. Then, how do we
get 240VAC electrical power? Please reply to email@example.com
- posted 15 years ago