What Are The Differences Between Earth, Neutral, And Live Wire?
The main differences between earth conductors, neutral conductors, and live conductors are:
- The live conductor carries current at full load, while the neutral conductor carries current only when the loads are unbalanced.
- The neutral wire is grounded at the network panel, and the ground wire is called ground because it is physically grounded (via water pipes or a metal rod).
- The live wire is usually red and at high voltage, while the neutral wire is black and has a voltage close to the ground.
- Earth wire provides safety against faults and current leaks, and is usually green and yellow.