Neutral Link?

Since: Sep 07


#1 Sep 10, 2007

What exactly is a neutral link for & why are they used?
electricalengine eringtour

Cagayan De Oro, Philippines

#2 Sep 10, 2007
Neutral link it is the connection to the ground system. They are use to protect from overloading and short circuit.

Since: Sep 07


#3 Sep 11, 2007
electricalengineeringtour wrote:
Neutral link it is the connection to the ground system. They are use to protect from overloading and short circuit.
Isn't that what a fuse link does though?

So on overload does the alloy in the neutral link melt?


#4 Sep 12, 2007
anyone help a young electrical lad?
I've tried asking my senior eng. but he talks to me like a piece of shit!


#5 Dec 17, 2008
Why current transformer burst input with open secondary compare to normal pt what happend in CT?

Ely, UK

#6 Aug 21, 2009
A neutral link does exactly what it says on the tin.

It is a joint in the neutral connection that can be opened, it has nothign to do with earthing or short circuit protection.

Think about your sockets in the house, some will have double pole switching (Line & Neutral) others only single pole switching. The same applies in power distribution, somethimes the Neutral will be connected to a 4 pole breaker, others it will be a 3 pole.

During testing you normally need to break the connection back to the main neutral bar, this is where the neutral link comes into play, you loosen the screws and slide the link open. The alternative to this is to go to the main neutral connection and unbolt it. But essentially it's for testing purposes only.

You can see them here
Vinod S

Pune, India

#7 May 5, 2010
how we can define current density of copper busbar?

Ahmedabad, India

#8 May 11, 2010
i dont know what is neutral link and why its is installed???

plz someone help

Mumbai, India

#11 Sep 15, 2011


#13 Nov 8, 2013
hi the centre hole of the nuetral link is bigger than others why

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