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an electric bulb is connected on a holder. one end of the wire
is connected to the phase and the remaining one connected to
earth instead of neutral. the bulb will glow or not? if yes
then what is the need of neutral?

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an electric bulb is connected on a holder. one end of the wire is connected to the phase and the r..

Answer / m satish kumar

Yes the bulu will glow, if the earth is pakka.
The neutral is earthed at each distribution transformers,
form this point only neutral is taken.

Is This Answer Correct ?    5 Yes 1 No

an electric bulb is connected on a holder. one end of the wire is connected to the phase and the r..

Answer / nagendra

Generally all the distribution transformers have Primary
DELTA and Secondary STAR connection. The neutral of the
STAR is grounded. So the bulb will glow if connect accross
PHASE and NEUTRAL or PHASE and GROUND.

Is This Answer Correct ?    4 Yes 0 No

an electric bulb is connected on a holder. one end of the wire is connected to the phase and the r..

Answer / balakrishnan

Yes,but the illumination will be less.The lamp can't draw required power when connecting to earth instead of nuetral.

Is This Answer Correct ?    4 Yes 0 No

an electric bulb is connected on a holder. one end of the wire is connected to the phase and the r..

Answer / n.srinivas

yes the bulp will be glow & neutral is return path of
circuit it is originated from transformar star point

Is This Answer Correct ?    3 Yes 0 No

an electric bulb is connected on a holder. one end of the wire is connected to the phase and the r..

Answer / deepak

The need of Neutral: It gives assurance of reliable
centralised earthing as your home may or may not have
reliable earthing.

Is This Answer Correct ?    2 Yes 0 No

an electric bulb is connected on a holder. one end of the wire is connected to the phase and the r..

Answer / phani.mukku

it will glow becoz,the other end either neutral or earth wire is grounded for zero potential.the ground is nothing but the second neutral for the human from shock whenever there is an leakage connection.

Is This Answer Correct ?    1 Yes 0 No

an electric bulb is connected on a holder. one end of the wire is connected to the phase and the r..

Answer / jkth

then wat is the need of neutral?
we can connect the secondary of transformer as delta

Is This Answer Correct ?    2 Yes 3 No

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