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Spotting Loose Neutrals with Waveform Capture

Category: PQ Data Analysis, Analyzing Waveforms, Voltage, Loose Neutrals

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Learn how to identify loose neutrals in waveform capture data before more serious symptoms occur.

 

A “loose neutral” in a residential location can cause equipment damage and even a house fire.

 

An open neutral may start as a high resistance connection that shows subtle signs in waveform capture data before becoming more obvious as classic opposing voltage swells and sags in the stripchart.

 

Recognizing the pattern of a loose neutral in the waveform data allows for recognition of a possible problem before it becomes severe.

 

Here, the signs of a high resistance or open neutral connection are shown as they appear in waveform capture data.

 

This White Paper Includes:

  • Background
  • Loose Neutrals in RMS Data
  • Loose Neutrals in Instantaneous (Waveform) Data

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