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3 phase cable ques.??

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ahmed osama

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3 phase cable

Dear Sir

nice ques. , now always the 3 phase cable has 3 Live wire & 1 wire netural , now why always the guage the of the netural wire less than the main 3 live wires , although it carry the return currnet which it should have guage 3 times the live wire ??


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3 phase cables

Only in single phase applications is the current in the neutral equal to the current in the active phase.

In a balanced three phase supply the neutral would carry no current, the sum of currents over the three phases would equal zero.

Quite often even in a three phase balanced application the neutral will carry currents due to harmonics and other issues, and if disconnected will not be exactly at 0 volts.

Even in an unbalanced application the current going into a circuit will flow out on at least one other phase, therefore reducing the demand of the neutral which would only carry the difference.

As a side issue not all neutrals are lower gauge and not all three phase cables have a neutral.
 

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cablage a troi phases

please sir (fvm) can helpe me another refrence about same subject

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3 p cable

Dear Ahmed,
The current in the nutral wire not three time the live wire, but if there is a large harmonics, the current in it is large. Canada put the nutral wiral larger than the live wire.
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