Lately I have been wondering about neutrals and their properties. I know for fact that getting hit by a 277 neutral is painful as hell. Some have told me that neutrals hurt more than hot wires because you aren't expecting it. I beg to differ.
I even have tried to use my voltage "ticker," as it's known in the field, based on the hall effect, to see what neutral had a load. I never have gotten a reading even when there is a load. Can someone give me a decent explanation as to the reason? Is there any suitable way of testing to see if a neutral is carrying a load besides an amprobe? My guess to the reason why you can't get a reading using the "ticker" is because the neutral hasn't any inductance, or very little. What happens to the inductance from the hot through the resistor (device) to the neutral? How much voltage is in the neutral on a120v system? I've always associated inductance with voltage. What I know of the properties of the neutral it would indicate that my association has some flaws in it.
I'll leave my other questions on the neutral for another thread, and other questions. This one is long winded enough.