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Articles about neutral wire


What is The Purpose of the Neutral Wire

by Dave Rongey

The Purpose of the Neutral Wire in Electrical Systems: What is the purpose of the neutral wire and the difference between the ground wire and the white neutral wire.


220 240 Volt Air Compressor Wiring

by Dave Rongey

How to Wire a 220 Volt Air Compressor: With a standard 240 volt motor for equipment such as an air compressor there are only two insulated wires for the 220/240 volts and one separate wire for the ground.


Understanding Sub-Panels and Neutral Wires

by Dave Rongey

Is it true that an uninsulated neutral is not allowed to be used with the power feed cable for a sub-panel? Electrical Panels with Neutral Wires and Ground Wires.


Electric Water Heater Wiring Connections

by Dave Rongey

How are the electrical wires connected for an electric water heater? Wiring Connections for a 240 volt 30 amp Electric Water Heater.


How to Wire a Range Cord

by Dave Rongey

How is a Built In Electric Range and Oven Wired? Wiring a Range with an Oven, 3Wire and 4Wire Options.


Troubleshooting a Bathroom Outlet Problem

by Dave Rongey

I had an outlet go bad in a bathroom and there were popping and crackling sounds, what would cause this? How to Correct an Outlet Voltage Problem, Troubleshooting Outlet Wiring Connections, Neutral Wires and GFCI Outlet Circuits.


Hot Tub GFCI Circuit Breaker Wiring

by Dave Rongey

Hot Tub Electrical Wiring and Installing a GFCI Circuit Breaker: As Described, wiring a GFCI Circuit Breaker for a Hot Tub is not the same as wiring a regular circuit breaker.


How to Identify Old Home Wiring Problems

by Dave Rongey

How to Work with Old Electrical Wiring: Repairing Old Electrical Wiring, Old Electrical Wiring Problems.


The Shocking Truth About Neutral Wires

by Dave Rongey

Why am I getting 120 volts from a neutral wire? Why There May be Voltage on a Neutral Wire. Some of the worst shocks I have ever received while working on live circuits was from neutral wires, here is why and How You Can Prevent Electrical Shock from a Neutral Wire.


Timers and Light Switch Wiring

by Dave Rongey

I’m trying to replace a single pole light switch with a timer light switch in a box that also has another single pole switch going to another light: How to Wire a Timer Switch for Lighting.


How to Make 120 Volts from 220 Volts

by Dave Rongey

Converting a 220Volt Circuit to 120Volt: A Safe Method for Creating 120Volt from 220Volt, Splitting a 220Volt Circuit to 120Volt.


Understanding the Ground and Neutral of Electrical Wiring

by Dave Rongey

How to Configure the Ground and Neutral of Electrical Wiring: A ground wire is not intended to be a current carrying conductor. To use a ground wire for anything other than a ground would be very dangerous and is not recommended.


What To Do With Incorrect Electrical Wiring

by Dave Rongey

How to Detect and Repair of Incorrect Electrical Wiring – If the electrical wiring on the switch is incorrect then it is best to remove the electrical wiring from the switch and place wire connectors over the ends of the wires to insulate them.


Grounds and Neutrals in Electrical Panel

by Dave Rongey

How to Wire Grounds and Neutrals in Sub Panels – all the neutrals and ground wire and terminal bars must be separated from each other, and your sub feed should be a 4-wire cable that has a separated insulated neutral wire and a separate ground wire.


How to Replace a Plug on a Cord

by Dave Rongey

Wire Colors for a 120 Volt Plug – The wiring definitions for a 120 volt plug are…


How to Extend the Wiring from a 3-Way Switch

by Dave Rongey

The Key to Understanding Light Switch Wiring and Knowing What You Can and Cannot Do


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