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Electrician question?

Author : Spock (rhp)

Submitted : 2018-02-21 14:03:39    Popularity:     

Tags: Electrician  question  

My house has 3-wire wiring, and I can't tell from diagrams if a 3-wire electrical socket I'd like to try out that requires a "neutral" wire will work in my house. Or if i'm supposed to have a 4-wire wiring set up to get the "n

Answers:

If you are talking about dryer or range wiring (NEMA 10-30 or 10-50) then the 3 wire is two hots and a neutral, and the electrical code allowed (at the time of construction) to ground via the neutral conductor. Instructions that accompany the appliance will give instructions how to ground the appliance to the neutral conductor in the appliance. If you don't have the original instructions you normally can download them from the manufacturers website.

Notice on a plug chart (like this one http://www.qualtekusa.com/PDFs/nema_nonl... ) all the grounds above the nema 10 row are marked "G", and the neutrals are marked "W". X and Y are hot conductors on a single phase system, X,Y,Z are hots on a 3 phase system, W is neutral. Then look at the nema 10 row, no "G", but all have "W"s.

This is consistent with the screw terminal colors on cord caps and receptacles. If you look at the colors of screws, the gold/copper colored terminals are the hots, silver screws are neutrals, green screws are grounds. On NEMA 10's they have two hots, and a silver, so they are a neutral.

where are you? 3 wires in an outlet box in America is professionally wired as follows: green or bare -- ground, white -- neutral, and colored [usually black or red] 110 volts.

of course, you cuold spend $1o at your local hardware store and get a small mini tester -- and then test the voltages of the various wires to ground and each other.

If it is saying you need the "neutral", then it wants the four wire system. Can it be done with three? Yes, but you loose your "safety" in the process. They both tie in to the same place at the end. At least in the US.

a 3 wire system has a live ..neutral ..and earth ...as a builder for over 50 years i have to say ..why do you need 4??.in uk we use this 3 wire system ...in europe only two

See wiring diagram picture on page 4 of this PDF file:
http://www.adamselectric.coop/wp-content...

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