The Neutral Current of an Edison Wire System

Learners take a close look at the Edison Wire System and observe how the current values through the two lines and the neutral of the system change as the loads vary.

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Posted by twodotmike on 1/13/2015 3:29:53 PM Votes 0.00

Edison Wire System Neutral Return -

Is this unbalanced neutral current flow one way only back to the transformer center tap or does it also "cycle" as the hot phase wires do?

If it is one way, does this current get directed to ground at the center tap or is it somehow reintroduced into the phase wires?

If it cycles, as the phase wires do, how does it not impede the flow of the unbalanced current back to the transformer center tap?