hand switch

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by jkliegman, Nov 13, 2005.

  1. jkliegman

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    Nov 13, 2005
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    i am working on an ac circuit in which a hand switch opens and closes the neutral line, while the hot line runs through the circuit unabated.

    is this ok? or correct?

    jon
     
  2. richbrune

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    Oct 28, 2005
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    Nope--that's not legal in the U.S., nor is it safe.
    You might check, however, that the line is actually a neutral--- in some rare cases where Rhomex type jacketed cable was used, you might find a white wire used as a switch leg. That would only be found in a residence, though, and the installing electrician is supposed to mark the ends of the white wire with tape to signify when it is NOT a neutral. Better fix that one.
     
  3. jkliegman

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    Nov 13, 2005
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    Thanks, I'm on it!
     
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