household supply

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by haditya, Oct 17, 2005.

  1. haditya

    Thread Starter Senior Member

    Jan 19, 2004
    we recieve 230V,50Hz single phase supply at our household sockets in india
    the sockets consistes of 3 wires.. live, neutral and earth
    on inserting a neon tester into the live the tester glows but the tester doesnt glow on inserting it in the other two holes
    however in a socket the tester is glowing even on insetring it in the neutral socket..
    wat could possibly be the problem

    to me it seems like a phase wire is connected to the neutral terminal.. am i right or wrong...and what shud i do?

    thank you very much
  2. Sebi

    Well-Known Member

    Sep 24, 2005
    In my country not a standard position of live wire in socket, this doesn't matter. The euro plug insertable in both position.
  3. sheldonstv

    New Member

    Oct 20, 2005
    Here in the uk we have strict guidelines relating to electrical installations-your neon tester will glow only when connected to your live(phase)connection,it will not light when connected to neutral connection or earth connection
    you need to get your wiring checked if your neon tester lights any differently to the above
    regards mike
  4. kubeek

    AAC Fanatic!

    Sep 20, 2005
    where is the first case - in any other socket?

    if yes, then i think there really is live connected to nutral.
    You should try a meter, in Czech rep. we call it somtehing like phase tester, it has
    two wires, one you connect to ground, with the second one you test presence of voltage.