Understanding Multi-Wire Circuits
Circuits four and eight share the same neutral, is this correct?
Multi-Wire Circuits and Shared Neutrals
Question: Circuits four and eight share the same neutral, is this correct?
This electrical question came from: Marvin , a Student from San Diego, California.
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Multi-Wire Circuit Wiring
Marvin, if the circuit breakers are full size then no, this is not correct. A multi-wire circuit that shares the same neutral must have each of the two circuits on separate buses, and the circuit breakers must be have their handles tied. This will ensure a balanced load on the neutral.
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