# Why is there voltage on my neutral?

## Why is there voltage on my neutral?

You may mean that you see a few volts relative to ground, on your neutral wire. This is normal in most countries, where the neutral is grounded at a supply substation, not at your house. Current flowing in the neutral produces a voltage drop along the cable.

### How can we reduce voltage from ground to neutral?

Shortening the length of neutral wire and increasing the sectional area of neutral wire can reduce the reactance of neutral wire and thus reduce neutral-earth voltage.

#### How can we reduce voltage between neutral and earthing?

How do I know if there is an earth fault in my house?

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Take a light bulb holder, connected with two wires i.e., for positive and negative terminals of the bulb. Now insert one of the wires in phase and the other in neutral. The bulb glows indicating the power supply. Take out the wire from neutral and insert it into the Earth’s hole.

What is the voltage difference between Live Earth and live neutral?

Live-earth: around 240v. Earth-neutral: around 0v. With neutral and live swapped: Live-neutral: around 240v. Live-earth: around 0v. Earth-neutral: around 240v. So maybe you have a setup were neutral and live got swapped. That’s not a safe setup. But to be sure, please check the difference in voltage for all 3 cases.

## What does 30V L to E mean on line neutral?

Neutral -Earth. and the same again at Line – Earth. Line to Neutral reads 240 Volts. 30v L to E tells me you not got an earth. N/E should be 0V.

### What’s the difference between neutral and live Swap?

Earth-neutral: around 0v With neutral and live swapped: Live-neutral: around 240v Live-earth: around 0v Earth-neutral: around 240v So maybe you have a setup were neutral and live got swapped. That’s not a safe setup. But to be sure, please check the difference in voltage for all 3 cases.